The study has demonstrated the potential for detailed investigations of behaviour of wild mosquito populations under field conditions.
This study demonstrates that long-lasting effects of ivermectin-treated cattle on egg production and survival of An. arabiensis may sustainably suppress their vector density, and reduce residual transmission of malaria.
The study has shown that mosquito biting time phenotype is not influenced by their parity status.
Insecticide-resistant A. arabiensis live longer than their susceptible counterparts at elevated temperatures.
These results demonstrated that 15,000 is the optimal number of pupae to be loaded into the Anopheles Mass production cages.
The cues identified from maize pollen provide important substrates for the development of novel control measures that modulate gravid female behaviour.
Pyrethroid resistance was detected in An. funestus and An. arabiensis populations across Malawi and has worsened over the last 5 years.
The model is efficiently developed to predict An. arabiensis population dynamics, and to assess the efficiency of various control strategies.
Systemic drugs may be an important tool by which to supplement existing vector control interventions by significantly impacting outdoor malaria transmission driven by An. arabiensis through the treatment of cattle.
While the exact numerical results predicted by such a simple deterministic model should be considered only approximate and illustrative, the derived conclusions are remarkably insensitive to substantive deviations from the input parameter values measured for this particular An. arabiensis population.