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Table 1 Parameters and assumptions used in the model

From: Modelling optimum use of attractive toxic sugar bait stations for effective malaria vector control in Africa

Parameters/inputs Values References
Village size 600 × 600 m Assumption
House distribution 100 × 100 m Assumption
No. houses 25 Assumption
No. humans 100 Assumption
Initial no. male An. gambiae 1000 Assumption
Initial no. female An. gambiae 1000 Assumption
Human moving outdoors 07:00–20:00 Assumption
Active time of An. gambiae 19:00–05:00 Assumption
Max life span of male An. gambiae 10 days [3335]
Max life span of female An. gambiae 30 days [3335]
Hunger level threshold of sugar-seeking females switching to accepting blood 2 [37, 5557] and assumption
Hunger level threshold of blood-seeking females switching to sugar-seeking 2 [37, 5557] and assumption
No. random movements leading to an additional need for sugar meal 2000 steps [47] and assumption
Extrinsic incubation period 10 days [38, 46]
Minimum number of sugar meal of male An. gambiae per night 2 [53]
Minimum number of sugar/blood meal of female An. gambiae per night 1 [53]
Days needed to develop eggs after blood-feeding 2–3 days [58]
Average size of egg batches 100 [59]
Attractive distance of sugar source 5 m Unpublished data
Attractive distance of human 40 m Unpublished data
Sensing distance of larval habitat site 5 m Unpublished data
Sensing distance of resting site 5 m Unpublished data
Duration of aquatic stage 12 days [52, 60]
Larval habitat site capacity 300 Assumption
Egg hatch rate 0.7 [48, 49]
Independent mortality of larvae 0.1 [51]
Emerging rate of pupae 0.7 [52]