A systematic review of mosquito coils and passive emanators: Defining recommendations for spatial repellency testing methodologies

Ogoma, SB; Moore, SJ; Maia, MF; (2012) A systematic review of mosquito coils and passive emanators: Defining recommendations for spatial repellency testing methodologies. [Conference or Workshop Item]

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: Mosquito coils, vaporizer mats and emanators confer protection against mosquito bites through the spatial action of emanated vapor or airborne pyrethroid particles. These products dominate the pest control market; therefore, it is vital to characterize mosquito responses elicited by the chemical actives and their potential for disease prevention. The aim of this review was to determine effects of mosquito coils and emanators on mosquito responses that reduce human-vector contact and to propose scientific consensus on terminologies and methodologies used for evaluation of product formats that could contain spatial chemical actives, including indoor residual spraying (IRS), long lasting insecticide treated nets (LLINs) and insecticide treated materials (ITMs). PubMed, (National Centre for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), U.S. National Library of Medicine, NIH), MEDLINE, LILAC, Cochrane library, IBECS and Armed Forces Pest Management Board Literature Retrieval System search engines were used to identify studies of pyrethroid based coils and emanators with key-words "Mosquito coils" "Mosquito emanators" and "Spatial repellents". It was concluded that there is need to improve statistical reporting of studies, and reach consensus in the methodologies and terminologies used through standardized testing guidelines. Despite differing evaluation methodologies, data showed that coils and emanators induce mortality, deterrence, repellency as well as reduce the ability of mosquitoes to feed on humans. Available data on efficacy outdoors, dose-response relationships and effective distance of coils and emanators is inadequate for developing a target product profile (TPP), which will be required for such chemicals before optimized implementation can occur for maximum benefits in disease control.<br/>

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Keywords: Coils, Mosquito responses, Passive emanators, Pyrethroids, Spatial repellents, allethrin, Aedes aegypti, bite, Culex quinquefasciatus, environmental factor, experimental design, laboratory test, mortality, mosquito coil, mosquito deterrence, mosquito emanator, mosquito irritancy, mosquito repellency, nonhuman, pest control, practice guideline, protective equipment, pyrethrum, review, Aerosols, Animals, Chrysanthemum cinerariifolium, Culicidae, Databases, Factual, Feeding Behavior, Humans, Insect Bites and Stings, Insect Repellents, Insect Vectors, Insecticide-Treated Bednets, Insecticides, Mosquito Control, Pyrethrins, Species Specificity, Aerosols, Animals, Chrysanthemum cinerariifolium, chemistry, Culicidae, drug effects, physiology, Databases, Factual, Feeding Behavior, Humans, Insect Bites and Stings, prevention & control, Insect Repellents, Insect Vectors, drug effects, physiology, Insecticide-Treated Bednets, Insecticides, Mosquito Control, methods, Pyrethrins, Species Specificity
Faculty and Department: Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases > Dept of Disease Control
Research Centre: Malaria Centre
PubMed ID: 23216844
Web of Science ID: 313905700002
URI: http://researchonline.lshtm.ac.uk/id/eprint/2064734


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