Field evaluation of effectiveness of the BG-Sentinel, a new trap for capturing adult Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae)

Rafael Maciel-de-Freitas, Álvaro Eduardo Eiras, Ricardo Lourenço-de-Oliveira
2006 Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz  
In recent years, the development of new tools to gather field information about vector ecological parameters has increased. This report evaluated the BG-Sentinel Trap (BGS-Trap), a promising new attempt to improve collection of the dengue vector, Aedes aegypti. The efficacy of the BGS-Trap was compared with the CDC backpack aspirator, one of the commonest used methods for capturing adult mosquitoes. BGS-Traps captured significantly more Ae. aegypti males (χ 2 = 21.774, df = 1, P < 0.05) and
more » ... les (χ 2 = 56.007, df = 1, P < 0.05) than CDC aspirator during all days of field collection. However, CDC aspirator was significantly more efficient to capture Culex quinquefasciatus males (χ 2 = 5.681, df = 1, P < 0.05) and females (χ 2 = 6.553, df = 1, P < 0.05). BGS-Traps captured host-seeking females (varying between 68.75 to 89.8%) in detriment of females in other behavioral and physiological stages. BGS-Traps proved to be efficient and can be used for monitoring adult mosquito populations.
doi:10.1590/s0074-02762006000300017 pmid:16862330 fatcat:vri2loin2zbnbaj5pwu632a5de