Volume 86, Issue 4
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645



Surveillance, research, and control of mosquito-borne diseases such as West Nile virus require efficient methods for sampling mosquitoes. We compared the efficacy of BG-Sentinel and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)-CO traps in terms of the abundances of host-seeking and blood-fed female mosquitoes and the origin of mosquito bloodmeals. Our results indicate that BG-Sentinel traps that use CO and attractants are as effective as CDC-CO traps for mosquito species, , and they are also highly efficient at capturing host-seeking and blood-fed females with or without CO. The CDC-CO trap is the least efficient method for capturing blood-fed females. BG-Sentinel traps with attractants and CO were significantly better at capturing mosquitoes that had fed on mammals than the unbaited BG-Sentinel and CDC-CO traps in the cases of and . These results may help researchers to optimize trapping methods by obtaining greater sample sizes and saving time and money.


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  • Received : 20 May 2011
  • Accepted : 21 Oct 2011
  • Published online : 01 Apr 2012

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