Tuesday, December 12, 2006 - 11:17 AM

Field testing the Zumba mosquito trap – ISCA Technologies’ mosquito trap and lure system

Reginald Coler, rcoler@iscatech.com1, Roberto Barrera, amz9@cdc.gov2, Jim Dennett, jdennett@harriscountyhealth.com3, Joshua D. Smith, cso8@cdc.gov2, Andre Jost Mafra, andre@espacosideral.com.br1, Leandro Ernesto Jost Mafra, leandro@isca.com.br4, and Agenor Mafra-Neto, agenor1@iscatech.com1. (1) ISCA Technologies, Inc, 2060 Chicago Ave, Riverside, CA, (2) Center for Disease Control, 1324 Calle Caņada, San Juan, PR, (3) Harris County Mosquito Control, Public Health & Environmental Services - Mosquito Control Div, 3330 Old Spanish Trail, Bldg D, Houston, TX, (4) ISCA Tecnologias Ltda, R. Campos Salles 554, Centro RS BRASIL, Vacaria, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

Zumba Mosquito Traps baited with combinations of CO2 (constant flow and pulse) and SkinLure were field tested against a variety of mosquito species, throughout various regions of the United States and abroad. Results from these field tests indicate a promising technology for monitoring and mitigating a variety of pest species.

Species 1: Diptera Culicidae Aedes aegypti (yellow fever mosquito)
Species 2: Diptera Culicidae Aedes albopictus (Asian tiger mosquito)
Species 3: Diptera Culicidae Culex quinquefasciatus (southern house mosquito)