Evaluation Of Mosquito Barrier Applicationsusing Lambda-Cyhalothrin And Pyriproxyfen In The United States
  Key Words  
  Aedes, management, insect growth regulator, lambda-cyhalothrin, pyriproxyfen, foliage
  Nicola T. Gallagher, Elray Roper, Chris T. Keefer, Mark Coffelt, and Clay W. Scherer
  Aedes albopictus is an invasive mosquito in the United States and also a competent vector for many viruses. As an aggressive human biter, this mosquitoes is often the primary pest species eliciting complaints from the public in areas where they occur. This mosquito will readily utilize artificial containers for breeding and thus has adapted well to suburban and urban habitats. Barrier treatments for suppression of anthropophagic mosquitoes in the spatial scale of a typical suburban backyard show promise to provide meaningful reduction of nuisance mosquitoes. In this paper, we report the results of both a laboratory and field trial evaluating the performance and residual toxicity of DemandŽ CS insecticide (lambda-cyhalothrin) and ArcherŽ insect growth regulator (pyriproxyfen) when barrier treatments are created by targeting treatments with mist blowers to low-lying foliage.