Effects of methoprene on oviposition by Aedes japonicus and Culex spp.
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The mosquito larvicide methoprene is a juvenile growth hormone mimic that is widely used to control mosquitoes. This chemical disrupts normal mosquito development, drastically inhibiting emergence from the pupal to the adult stage. If the presence of methoprene attracts or deters mosquitoes from ovipositing it could have implications for mosquito control. This study evaluates whether methoprene attracts or deters mosquitoes likely to oviposit in catch basins. In a field experiment, methoprene formulated as liquid larvicide did not affect oviposition of either Culex spp. or Aedes japonicus in 19-1 plastic buckets. Copyright © 2006 by the American Mosquito Control Association, Inc.
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Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association
Butler, Mari, Channsotha Suom, Roger A. Lebrun, Howard S. Ginsberg, and Alan D. Gettman. "Effects of methoprene on oviposition by Aedes japonicus and Culex spp.." Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association 22, 2 (2006). doi: 10.2987/8756-971X(2006)22[339:EOMOOB]2.0.CO;2.