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J Am Mosq Control Assoc. 2012 Dec;28(4):338-40.

Efficacy of Duet dual-action adulticide against caged Aedes albopictus with the use of an ultra-low volume cold aerosol sprayer.

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Center for Vector Biology, 180 Jones Avenue, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-8536, USA.


Duet was field evaluated against caged Aedes albopictus, with the use of a truck-mounted ultra-low volume (ULV) cold aerosol sprayer at the rate of 90.6 ml/ha. Cages were placed in 3 rows stationed 30.5, 61.0, and 91.5 m downwind of the spray vehicle. Initial knockdown was >99% with mortality ranging between 95.8% and 98.0% across the distances. Volume median diameter (VMD) and droplet density were slightly reduced (16.4% and 18.6%, respectively) by distance. Reduction in VMD and droplet density, however, did not reduce mortality. The ULV application of Duet is an effective adulticide against Ae. albopictus and may be a useful tool for use in mosquito abatement programs.

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