Release of chemosterilized males for the control of Anopheles albimanus in El Salvador. III. Field methods and population control


Lofgren, C.S.; Dame, D.A.; Breeland, S.G.; Weidhaas, D.E.; Jeffery, G.M.; Kaiser, R.; Ford, H.R.; Boston, M.D.; Baldwin, K.F.

American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 23(2): 288-297

1974


The release of about 4.3 million chemosterilised males of Anopheles albimanus Wied. at Lake Apastepeque in El Salvador (cf. preceding two abstracts) over a 5-month period in 1972 resulted in a 99% reduction in the level of the indigenous population of this species from both larval and adult counts. The maximum reduction (95-100% in various collections) occurred in September and October, when the natural population normally reaches its highest level.