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1 March 2012 An Innovative Mosquito Trap for Testing Attractants
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We describe a simple trap modification for testing volatile attractants to collect flying mosquitoes. The trap uses a standard Centers for Disease Control and Prevention trap modified for release of test chemicals. Test chemicals and other materials can be added and removed easily without spills or cross contamination. In preliminary studies using lactic acid and octenol, modified traps collected 40% more mosquitoes than controls (n  =  164 and n  =  117, respectively). Modifications cost less than $2.00 per trap.

William H. Dees, Terry L. Sylvester, Benjamin M. Clark, Linda D. Canning, George W. Schultz, and Daniel L. Kline "An Innovative Mosquito Trap for Testing Attractants," Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association 28(1), 62-64, (1 March 2012). https://doi.org/10.2987/11-6201.1
Published: 1 March 2012
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