Accession Number : AD1001487

Title :   Evaluation of Three Commercial Backpack Sprayers with Aqualuer (registered trademark) 20-20 Against Caged Adult Aedes aegypti

Descriptive Note : OSTP Journal Article

Corporate Author : Navy Entomology Center of Excellence Jacksonville United States

Personal Author(s) : Conover,Derrick ; Fulcher,Ali ; Smith,Michael L ; Farooq,Muhammad ; Gaines,Marcia K ; Xue,Rui-De

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Report Date : 11 Mar 2016

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : Three commercially available backpack sprayers were evaluated with Aqualuer 2020 (20.6% permethrin, active ingredient; 20.6% piperonyl butoxide, technical) against caged adult Aedes aegypti in semifield trials in northeastern Florida. Two battery-powered sprayers, Birchmeier and Hudson, were compared with the standard hand-pump SOLO 425 sprayer, which is currently used in pest management operations. Physical characteristics, droplet analysis, and overall ease of use were documented. Multiple dilutions of the insecticide were also evaluated. The results indicated that the Birchmeier sprayer was the preferable machine in terms of its physical characteristics and operator use. There was no significant difference in percent mortality of the test mosquitoes between the sprayers. Multiple dilutions ranging from1:9 to 1:1050 of the insecticide resulted in greater than 80% mean mortality.

Descriptors :   Sprayers , Aedes , insecticides , test and evaluation , dilution , flow rate , physical properties , Drops , Dilution , mortality rate

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE