Boosted Sterile Insect Technique

J Bouyer, R Lancelot, T Baldet, F Muñoz
February 10, 2022

Effect of boosted SIT on the apparent density of Ae. aegypti in La Reunion Island: a field experiment.

Boosted SIT: Release sterile male mosquitoes coated with piriproxyfen

Apparent density: Size of the captured population. Specifically, log-number of captured individuals per trap per day.

The objective is to assess whether “boosting” (i.e. using the coating) has some noticeable impact on the decline of the population after a SIT intervention.

Since we cannot quantify the entire natural population directly, we consider the apparent density as a proxy.

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