Vol. 6, Issue 1, Part B (2019)
Species specificity of carbon dioxide, 1-octen-3-ol, l-lactic acid and 2-butanone as mosquito chemo-attractants in mosquito surveillance: A review
Author(s): Amos Watentena and Chris Ikem Okoye
Abstract: Mosquito surveillance is essential for estimation of disease transmission intensity and the evaluation of control measures. Mosquito traps incorporated with synthetic odourants can be used to address surveillance challenges associated with human landing catches, light traps, bed nets occupied by humans, pyrethrum spray catches, and animal baits. The widely used mosquito chemoattractant is carbon dioxide though its application present major challenges, Several researchers have investigated the use of other compounds as carbon dioxide substitutes, these include: 2-butanone, 1-octen-3-ol, acetone, lactic acid, mixed phenols, ammonia and carboxylic acids. Combinations of these chemoattractants have proved to be effective but consequently species specific. The ability of these chemoattractants to target specific species could be used to efficiently estimate the prevalence of particular mosquito-borne diseases, and in mosquito ecological studies so as to focus control and potentially limit occurrence of these diseases.
How to cite this article:
Amos Watentena and Chris Ikem Okoye. Species specificity of carbon dioxide, 1-octen-3-ol, l-lactic acid and 2-butanone as mosquito chemo-attractants in mosquito surveillance: A review. International Journal of Mosquito Research. 2019; 6(1): 138-142.