Laboratory and field evaluation of the insect growth regulator pyriproxyfen (Sumilarv 0.5 G) against dengue vectors

Vythilingam, I. and Luz, B.M. and Hanni, R. and Beng, T.S. and Huat, T.C. (2005) Laboratory and field evaluation of the insect growth regulator pyriproxyfen (Sumilarv 0.5 G) against dengue vectors. Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association, 21 (3). pp. 296-300. ISSN 8756-971X, DOI 16252520.

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The insect growth regulator pyriproxyfen was tested against Aedes aegypti at 0.01 and 0.02 mg of active ingredient (AI) per liter of water in 60-liter earthern jars. Both concentrations provided 100 control for 4 months. In additional experiments where 10 liters of water were replaced fortnightly, 100 control was still obtained over 4 months with 0.02 mg AI/liter and greater than 93-100 control was obtained over 4 months with 0.01 mg AI/liter. In less-controlled field-trial conditions, pyriproxyfen at a dosage of 0.02 mg AI/liter provided 100 control for 10 wk against Aedes albopictus even though water was replaced either daily or weekly. Although the activity of pyriproxyfen declines after 10 wk, those tests in the plastic tubs showed much higher levels of sustained residual activity compared to those in the earthern jars. Pyriproxyfen did not have an impact on nontarget organisms.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine Building, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA
Uncontrolled Keywords: Invertebrata ; Arthropoda ; Insecta ; Diptera ; Culicidae ; Pesticides ; Insecticide ; Pyrethroids ; Parasite ; Asia ; Infection ; Viral disease ; Arbovirus disease ; Aedes albopictus ; Aedes aegypti ; Malaysia ; Dengue ; Vector ; Ectoparasite ; Integrated pest management ; Insect growth regulator ; Efficiency ; Laboratory study ;
Subjects: R Medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine
Depositing User: Miss Nur Jannatul Adnin Ahmad Shafawi
Date Deposited: 07 Jan 2013 02:49
Last Modified: 07 Jan 2013 02:49

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