Indoor low-volume spray trials: Handheld equipment evaluation

J. R. Brown, D. C. Williams, T. A. Gwinn, S. H. Presley, G. M. Beavers

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Abstract

Four handheld aerosol-mist generators and 1 thermal fog generator were evaluated initially for their ability to deliver low flow rates (≤5 ml/min) of resmethrin insecticide. Two generators, the London Fog Eliminator® and Clarke P1®, were then selected from that group to conduct a treatment of a block of 16 residences (4 x 4 grid) vs. direct treatment of individual residences to determine the most efficacious method of treating a group of small dwellings or a village. Data are presented on droplet density, volume median diameter, and mortality of caged mosquitoes treated with the P1 and Eliminator in residences treated as a group; and mortality for caged Aedes aegypti L. in residences treated individually with the P1 at various flow control settings and spray-on times.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)232-235
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the American Mosquito Control Association
Volume18
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 2002

Keywords

  • Aedes aegypti
  • Handheld sprayer
  • Low-volume spray

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    Brown, J. R., Williams, D. C., Gwinn, T. A., Presley, S. H., & Beavers, G. M. (2002). Indoor low-volume spray trials: Handheld equipment evaluation. Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association, 18(3), 232-235.