Whitney A Qualls

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Affiliation: Kathleen D. Schaum and Associates
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Survivorship of adult Aedes albopictus (Diptera: Culicidae) feeding on indoor ornamental plants with no inflorescence
    Whitney A Qualls
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL 33136, USA
    Parasitol Res 112:2313-8. 2013
  2. doi request reprint Implications for operational control of adult mosquito production in cisterns and wells in St. Augustine, FL using attractive sugar baits
    Whitney A Qualls
    Anastasia Mosquito Control District, St Augustine, FL, USA
    Acta Trop 124:158-61. 2012
  3. doi request reprint Altered behavioral responses of Sindbis virus-infected Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae) to DEET and non-DEET based insect repellents
    Whitney A Qualls
    Anastasia Mosquito Control District, St Augustine, FL, United States
    Acta Trop 122:284-90. 2012
  4. ncbi request reprint Efficacy evaluation of a fumigant containing permethrin and deltamethrin against vector mosquitoes
    Rui De Xue
    Anastasia Mosquito Control District, 500 Old Beach Road, St Augustine, FL 32080, USA, USA
    J Am Mosq Control Assoc 27:168-9. 2011
  5. ncbi request reprint Field evaluation of a large-scale barrier application of bifenthrin on a golf course to control floodwater mosquitoes
    Whitney A Qualls
    Anastasia Mosquito Control District, 500 Old Beach Rd, St Augustine, FL 32080, USA
    J Am Mosq Control Assoc 28:219-24. 2012
  6. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of pioneer eco-backpack sprayer and Twister XL backpack sprayer using Aqualuer against caged adult Aedes albopictus and Culex quinquefasciatus
    Rui De Xue
    Anastasia Mosquito Control District, 500 Old Beach Road, St Augustine, FL 32080, USA
    J Am Mosq Control Assoc 28:341-2. 2012
  7. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of a new formulation of permethrin applied by water-based thermal fogger against Aedes albopictus in residential communities in St. Augustine, Florida
    Temitope O Alimi
    Anastasia Mosquito Control District, 500 Old Beach Road, St Augustine, FL 32080, USA
    J Am Mosq Control Assoc 29:49-53. 2013
  8. ncbi request reprint Altered response to DEET repellent after infection of Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae) with Sindbis virus
    Whitney A Qualls
    Anastasia Mosquito Control District, 500 Old Beach Rd, St Augustine, FL 32080, USA
    J Med Entomol 48:1226-30. 2011
  9. ncbi request reprint Sindbis virus infection alters blood feeding responses and DEET repellency in Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae)
    Whitney A Qualls
    Anastasia Mosquito Control District, 500 Old Beach Road, St Augustine, FL 32080, USA
    J Med Entomol 49:418-23. 2012
  10. doi request reprint Evaluation of boric acid sugar baits against Aedes albopictus (Diptera: Culicidae) in tropical environments
    Diana P Naranjo
    MAIA Program, College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami, Miami, FL 33136, USA
    Parasitol Res 112:1583-7. 2013

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Publications21

  1. doi request reprint Survivorship of adult Aedes albopictus (Diptera: Culicidae) feeding on indoor ornamental plants with no inflorescence
    Whitney A Qualls
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL 33136, USA
    Parasitol Res 112:2313-8. 2013
    ..Vector control professionals should be aware of potential in-home infestations and public health concerns associated with mosquito breeding and plant tissue feeding on ornamental plants...
  2. doi request reprint Implications for operational control of adult mosquito production in cisterns and wells in St. Augustine, FL using attractive sugar baits
    Whitney A Qualls
    Anastasia Mosquito Control District, St Augustine, FL, USA
    Acta Trop 124:158-61. 2012
    ..The results of this study support the concept of using attractive toxic sugar baits as an effective tool for integrated mosquito management...
  3. doi request reprint Altered behavioral responses of Sindbis virus-infected Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae) to DEET and non-DEET based insect repellents
    Whitney A Qualls
    Anastasia Mosquito Control District, St Augustine, FL, United States
    Acta Trop 122:284-90. 2012
    ..Taken together, a decrease in TFB and time to complete the four bloodfeeding stages will lessen the prey-status, and enhance both the chances of mosquito survival and arbovirus transmission...
  4. ncbi request reprint Efficacy evaluation of a fumigant containing permethrin and deltamethrin against vector mosquitoes
    Rui De Xue
    Anastasia Mosquito Control District, 500 Old Beach Road, St Augustine, FL 32080, USA, USA
    J Am Mosq Control Assoc 27:168-9. 2011
    ..albopictus and Cx. pipiens showed 100% mortality when exposed to the fumigant cartridge for 15 min. Based on these preliminary data, the test formulation (fumigant) could be a valuable tool for controlling mosquitoes...
  5. ncbi request reprint Field evaluation of a large-scale barrier application of bifenthrin on a golf course to control floodwater mosquitoes
    Whitney A Qualls
    Anastasia Mosquito Control District, 500 Old Beach Rd, St Augustine, FL 32080, USA
    J Am Mosq Control Assoc 28:219-24. 2012
    ..02) compared to the site that was only treated with ground ULV application. The barrier application saved an estimated $2,700. Thus, large-scale barrier applications are an appropriate tool for control of floodwater mosquito populations...
  6. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of pioneer eco-backpack sprayer and Twister XL backpack sprayer using Aqualuer against caged adult Aedes albopictus and Culex quinquefasciatus
    Rui De Xue
    Anastasia Mosquito Control District, 500 Old Beach Road, St Augustine, FL 32080, USA
    J Am Mosq Control Assoc 28:341-2. 2012
    ..Both backpack sprayers with Aqualuer resulted in 100% mortality of both species at 24 h. The new Pioneer Eco-Backpack sprayer powered by electricity could be a potential tool for mosquito control...
  7. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of a new formulation of permethrin applied by water-based thermal fogger against Aedes albopictus in residential communities in St. Augustine, Florida
    Temitope O Alimi
    Anastasia Mosquito Control District, 500 Old Beach Road, St Augustine, FL 32080, USA
    J Am Mosq Control Assoc 29:49-53. 2013
    ..These findings demonstrate the effectiveness of the new water-based permethrin product against Ae. albopictus populations in residential communities...
  8. ncbi request reprint Altered response to DEET repellent after infection of Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae) with Sindbis virus
    Whitney A Qualls
    Anastasia Mosquito Control District, 500 Old Beach Rd, St Augustine, FL 32080, USA
    J Med Entomol 48:1226-30. 2011
    ..Therefore, repellent use may be less effective in deterring infected mosquitoes from biting than previously believed...
  9. ncbi request reprint Sindbis virus infection alters blood feeding responses and DEET repellency in Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae)
    Whitney A Qualls
    Anastasia Mosquito Control District, 500 Old Beach Road, St Augustine, FL 32080, USA
    J Med Entomol 49:418-23. 2012
    ..Together, these results indicate that behavioral changes in mosquito host-seeking, blood feeding and sensitivity to DEET occurred in mosquitoes after SINV infection and dissemination...
  10. doi request reprint Evaluation of boric acid sugar baits against Aedes albopictus (Diptera: Culicidae) in tropical environments
    Diana P Naranjo
    MAIA Program, College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami, Miami, FL 33136, USA
    Parasitol Res 112:1583-7. 2013
    ..001) as monitored by ovitraps. Attractive toxic sugar bait application in tropical environments demonstrated efficacy, persistence, and feasibility in controlling A. albopictus populations...
  11. ncbi request reprint Insecticidal activity of five commercial mosquito coils against Anopheles albimanus, Aedes albopictus, and Culex quinquefasciatus
    Rui De Xue
    Anastasia Mosquito Control District, 500 Old Beach Road, St Augustine, FL 32080, USA
    J Am Mosq Control Assoc 28:131-3. 2012
    ..Two of the pyrethroid mosquito coils containing 0.08% meperfluthrin showed the strongest insecticidal activity, and all 4 pyrethroid coils produced significantly higher mortality than the citronella coil across all 3 test species...
  12. ncbi request reprint Impact of bifenthrin on honeybees and Culex quinquefasciatus
    Whitney A Qualls
    Anastasia Mosquito Control District, 500 Old Beach Road, St Augustine, FL 32080, USA
    J Am Mosq Control Assoc 26:223-5. 2010
    ..7-ml/liter application rates after 24-h exposure to the treated vegetation. Mortality of Culex quinquefasciatus exposed to treated vegetation was significantly (P < 0.05, df = 10, F = 114) different by week and by application rate...
  13. ncbi request reprint Field evaluation of commercial repellents against the floodwater mosquito Psorophora columbiae (Diptera: Culicidae) in St. Johns County, Florida
    Whitney A Qualls
    Anastasia Mosquito Control District, 500 Old Beach Road, St Augustine, Florida 32080, USA
    J Med Entomol 48:1247-9. 2011
    ..This study provides the first information about plant-based insect repellent protection times against Ps. columbiae...
  14. ncbi request reprint Efficacy of 10 commercially available household permethrin products against Culex quinquefasciatus
    Whitney A Qualls
    Anastasia Mosquito Control District, 500 Old Beach Road, St Augustine, FL 32080, USA
    J Am Mosq Control Assoc 27:326-9. 2011
    ..At 120 min, only 2 products resulted in less than 100% mortality with permethrin concentrations of 0.05% and 0.10%. A linear regression analysis shows a significant relationship between the mortality and times posttreatment...
  15. ncbi request reprint Larvicidal activity of synthetic disinfectants and antibacterial soaps against mosquito, Culex quinquefasciatus (Diptera: Culicidae)
    Rui De Xue
    Anastasia Mosquito Control District, 500 Old Beach Road, St Augustine, FL 32080, USA
    J Med Entomol 50:137-9. 2013
    ..000053 ppm resulted in 90% mortality of the introduced fourth instar larvae of Cx. quinquesfasicatus in the outdoor pools. In laboratory and field bioassays, the antibacterial soap resulted in significant larval mosquito mortality...
  16. ncbi request reprint Permethrin decomposition after four month storage in the spray truck tanks during mosquito off season
    Rui De Xue
    Anastasia Mosquito Control District, 500 Old Beach Road, St Augustine, FL 32085, USA
    J Am Mosq Control Assoc 24:127-9. 2008
    ..Also, the mosquito control efficacy may be compromised if the concentrations are inappropriate. The permethrin analytical method, economic cost, and degradation-prevention methods are discussed in this article...
  17. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of lurex 3, octenol, and CO2 sachet as baits in Mosquito Magnet Pro traps against floodwater mosquitoes
    Rui De Xue
    Anastasia Mosquito Control District, 500 Old Beach Road, St Augustine, FL 32080, USA
    J Am Mosq Control Assoc 26:344-5. 2010
    ..A total of 6 floodwater mosquito species were collected by the MMP baited with the 3 attractant baits in Elkton, FL. The MMP baited with Lurex 3 or octenol collected more mosquitoes than the MMP baited with CO2 sachet or MMP alone...
  18. ncbi request reprint Field evaluation of three botanical repellents against Psorophora ferox, Aedes atlanticus, and Aedes mitchellae
    Whitney A Qualls
    Anastasia Mosquito Control District, St Augustine, FL 32080, USA
    J Am Mosq Control Assoc 25:379-81. 2009
    ..5 h) and Swamp Buddy Bug Chaser (1 h). This study provides the first information about botanical insect repellents against these floodwater mosquito species...
  19. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of a new formulation of adulticide, DUET, against West Nile virus vector mosquitoes
    Whitney A Qualls
    Anastasia Mosquito Control District, 500 Old Beach Road, St Augustine, FL 32080, USA
    J Am Mosq Control Assoc 26:219-22. 2010
    ..quinquefasciatus mosquitoes. There was a significant difference in mortality based on the distance of the caged mosquitoes (P < 0.05). However, mortality was > 70% at the farthest distance from the application (106 m)...
  20. ncbi request reprint Field evaluation of the Off! Clip-on Mosquito Repellent (metofluthrin) against Aedes albopictus and Aedes taeniorhynchus (Diptera: Culicidae) in northeastern Florida
    Rui De Xue
    Anastasia Mosquito Control District, 500 Old Beach Rd, St Augustine, FL 32080, USA
    J Med Entomol 49:652-5. 2012
    ..taeniorhynchus bites for 3 h. Our field results showed that the repellent device was 70 and 79% effective at repelling Ae. albopictus and Ae. taeniorhynchus from human test subjects in both field locations in northeastern Florida...
  21. ncbi request reprint Efficacy of a granule formulation of the insect growth regulator, S-methoprene, against salt-marsh mosquitoes in Florida
    Whitney A Qualls
    Anastasia Mosquito Control District, 500 Old Beach Road, St Augustine, FL 32080, USA
    J Am Mosq Control Assoc 23:363-5. 2007
    ..3 kg/ha). All treatments taken together achieved an adjusted 10-wk cumulative mosquito emergence inhibition of 69%. Collections were composed of Ochlerotatus sollicitans 68%, Oc. taeniorhynchus 27%, and Psorophora columbiae 5%...