Effects of sublethal exposure to metofluthrin on the fitness of Aedes aegypti in a domestic setting in Cairns, Queensland


Background: Metofluthrin is highly effective at reducing biting activity in Aedes aegypti. Its efficacy lies in the rapid onset of confusion, knockdown, and subsequent kill of a mosquito. In the field, there are a variety of scenarios that might result in sublethal exposure to metofluthrin, including mosquitoes that are active at the margins of the chemical's lethal range, brief exposure as mosquitoes fly in and out of treated spaces or decreasing efficacy of the emanators with time. Sublethal effects are key elements of insecticide exposure and selection.

Authors Buhagiar, Tamara S.; Devine, Gregor J.; Ritchie, Scott A.
Volume 10
Date 1/05/2017
Grant ID W911QY-15-1-0006
Funding Body Deployed Warfighter Deployment Grant
URL http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=10.1186/s13071-017-2220-7