Aedes albopictus and Ae. triseriatus eggs survive waste tire processing.


Tires that were either crudely chopped or more finely processed into shreds contained viable eggs. Field-collected remnants of 2-3 chopped tires contained viable Aedes albopictus eggs. After shredding tires seeded with mosquito eggs, 34 (4.6%) of an estimated 746 Ae. albopictus eggs and 21 (2.7%) of an estimated 774 Aedes triseriatus eggs survived. Chopped and shredded tire remnants may serve as a means of dispersing mosquitoes.


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@article{Hanson1996AedesAA, title={Aedes albopictus and Ae. triseriatus eggs survive waste tire processing.}, author={Stefan Hanson and Richard L. Lampman and Robert J. Novak and P M Purseglove}, journal={Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association}, year={1996}, volume={12 4}, pages={728-9} }