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Bioassays

CDC Bottle Tests

This test is used to determine the efficacy of specific insecticides in killing adult mosquitoes. It can also be used to determine the levels of insecticide resistance in specific mosquito populations.

We follow the CDC guidelines when performing this test. Mosquitoes are transferred into bottles that have been treated with various insecticides and their mortality is monitored over time.

This test can be used to compare the efficacy of novel and old adulticides as well as to determine resistance to specific adulticides.


Immo A. Hansen
Dept of Biology
New Mexico State University
Las Cruces,
NM 88003-8001
(575) 646-7719
immoh@nmsu.edu