Title page for ETD etd-04152004-154733


Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Collier, Brett Warren
Author's Email Address bcolli5@lsu.edu
URN etd-04152004-154733
Title Field Evaluation of Mosquito Control and Repellent Devices in Southern Louisiana
Degree Master of Science (M.S.)
Department Entomology
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Gregg Henderson Committee Chair
Lane Foil Committee Member
Michael Stout Committee Member
Keywords
  • repellent
  • traps
  • mosquitoes
Date of Defense 2004-04-15
Availability unrestricted
Abstract
The effect of 2 mosquito traps and 2 repellent systems upon the catch of an American Biophysics Corporation (ABC) light trap were evaluated over a 14-month period at 3 locations in Louisiana. Devices evaluated included: 1) ABC Mosquito Magnet® with dry ice and octenol, 2) the BioSensory 500 cc Dragonfly® Biting Insect Trap with CO2, octenol, and Mosquito Cognito® which uses Conceal™ inhibitor, 3) the SC Johnson OFF!® Mosquito Lantern, and 4) the ThermaCell® cordless mosquito repellent system for residential use. The number of mosquitoes caught in the ABC light traps at the SC Johnson OFF!® Mosquito Lantern and ThermaCell® cordless mosquito repellent treatment sites was significantly less than the number collected at the ABC Mosquito Magnet® or the Dragonfly®/Mosquito Cognito® trap system sites. When the two repellent devices were placed with ABC traps they reduced mosquito numbers in the ABC traps when compared to sites with ABC traps alone. These data indicate that the SC Johnson OFF!® Mosquito Lantern and ThermaCell® cordless mosquito system may reduce attack from biting mosquitoes.
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