Volume 82, Issue 5
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645



The Asian tiger mosquito (Skuse) is rapidly increasing its global range and importance in transmission of chikungunya and dengue viruses. We tested pellet formulations of a monomolecular film (Agnique) and (S)-methoprene (Altosid) under laboratory and field conditions. In the laboratory, Agnique provided 80% control for 20 days, whereas Altosid, in combination with Agnique, provided 80% control for > 60 days. During field trials, the 1:1 pellet ratio of combined products provided > 95% control for at least 32 days and 50% control for at least 50 days. Altosid remained effective after a 107-day laboratory-induced drought, suggesting that the product serves as a means of control during drought conditions and against spring broods in temperate regions. Agnique and Altosid, when used in tandem for cryptic, difficult-to-treat locations, can provide long-term control of . larvae and pupae. The possible additive or synergistic effects of the combined products deserve further investigation.


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  • Received : 11 Sep 2009
  • Accepted : 18 Jan 2010
  • Published online : 05 May 2010

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