Field evaluation of heat as an added attractant to traps baited with carbon dioxide and octenol for Aedes taeniorhynchus

J Am Mosq Control Assoc. 1995 Dec;11(4):454-6.

Abstract

Collection size of 3 species of mosquitoes (Aedes taeniorhynchus, Anopheles atropos, and Culex nigripalpus) and a species of biting midge (Culicoides furens) in CDC-type traps baited with carbon dioxide and octenol were significantly increased with the addition of heat. The presence of heat also significantly reduced collection size of the tabanid Diachlorus ferrugatus.

MeSH terms

  • Aedes* / classification
  • Animals
  • Anopheles / classification
  • Carbon Dioxide
  • Ceratopogonidae
  • Culex / classification
  • Culicidae / classification
  • Evaluation Studies as Topic
  • Hot Temperature*
  • Mosquito Control*

Substances

  • Carbon Dioxide