Below is a list of references to research papers that have been useful for understanding dengue vector control and coming up with trap designs and instructions.  If you want to educate yourself on the topic of mosquito traps for dengue control, these are a good start.

A few are behind paywalls – you may be able to get to these by going through your local library system (for instance, the Hawaii Library System – you have a library account, right?) or for important papers just contact the authors. If you are a student, go through your university account.

[Bhami and Das, 2015] Boric acid ovicidal trap for the management of Aedes species. J Vector Borne Dis 52, June 2015, pp. 147–152.   Found that a 1% solution results in approx 100% mortality for larvae, while optimum concentration for a lethal ovitrap may be 0.5%.  Note: my experiments show that boric acid at this concentration does not kill pupae.

[Rehman H, et al. 2014] Systematic review on pyrethroid toxicity with special reference to deltamethrin. Journal of Entomology and Zoology Studies; 2 (6): 60-70

[Barrera R, et al, 2008] Medical and Veterinary Entomology 22(1):62-69

[Ritchie & Broadsmith, 1997] Efficacy of ALTOSID pellets and granules against Aedes aegypti in ornamental bromeliads.  Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association 13(2):201-202

[Williams CR, et al, 2007]  Impact of a Bifenthrin-Treated Lethal Ovitrap on Aedes aegypti Oviposition and Mortality in North Queensland, Australia,  J Med Ent, Volume 44, Issue 2, 1 March 2007.

[Bond JG et al, 2004] The naturally derived insecticide spinosad is highly toxic to Aedes and Anopheles mosquito larvae, Medical and Veterinary Entomology (2004) 18, 50–56.

[Barrera R, Amador M, Clark GG. 2006a]. Sample-size requirements for developing strategies, based on the pupal/demographic survey, for the targeted control of dengue. Annals of Tropical Medicine and Parasitology 100:S33-S43.

[Barrera R, Amador M, Clark GG. 2006b]. Use of the pupal survey technique for measuring Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae) productivity in Puerto Rico. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 74:290-302.

[Mackay A, Amador M, Barrera R. 2013]. An improved autocidal gravid ovitrap for the control and surveillance of Aedes aegypti. Parasites & Vectors 6:225.

[Jacups et al: 2013] Operational Use of Household Bleach to “Crash and Release” Aedes aegypti Prior to Wolbachia-Infected Mosquito Release J. Med. Entomol. 50(2): 344Ð351 (2013); DOI:

[Barrera 2004] “The Use of Household Bleach to Control Aedes aegypti”,  Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association, 2O(4):444_44g,200