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Table 1 Table of baseline parameter values used by model unless otherwise indicated

From: Eave tubes for malaria control in Africa: a modelling assessment of potential impact on transmission

Description Value Units
Assumed cycle length 3.00a Days
Average search time to locate a property 0.50b Hours
Search time to locate a human host when searching indoors 0.25b Hours
Average time spent resting indoors post-feed 8.00b Hours
Average time spent finding ovipositing site 8.00b Hours
Average time spent from ovipositing to host searching 55.25b Hours
Base mortality rate while searching for property or laying site 10.00 %a Instantaneous daily rate
Base mortality rate while searching for host inside property 10.00 %a Instantaneous daily rate
Base mortality rate while resting inside property (non IRS) 10.00 %a Instantaneous daily rate
Base mortality rate while outdoors and not searching 10.00 %a Instantaneous daily rate
Base mortality when attempting to feed—pre bite 4.88 %c Probability of death
Base mortality when attempting to feed—post bite 4.88 %c Probability of death
Base mortality when attempting to oviposit—pre lay 0.00 %b Probability of death
Base mortality when attempting to oviposit—post lay 0.00 %b Probability of death
Probability vector deflected away from eave tube property 20.00 %d Probability
Probability vector killed when attempting to enter eave tube property 70.00 % (An. gambiae)e 52.00 % (An. arabiensis)e Probability
Probability vector killed by eave tube when exiting eave tube property 0.00 %f Probability
Probability vector deflected away from human under LLIN 60.00 %g Probability
Probability vector killed by LLIN when attacking protected human 40.00 %g Probability
Probability vector killed by LLIN after biting protected human 40.00 %g  
Probability vector exits non-eave tube property if deflected away from human under LLIN 50.00 %h Probability
Probability vector exits eave tube property if deflected away from human under LLIN 0.00 %c Probability
Probability deflected away from IRS protected property before entering 50.00 %i Probability
Probability killed by IRS whilst resting in IRS treated property 40.00 %i,j Probability
  1. aEstimated from [19], Tables 2 and 3
  2. bConservative or neutral assumptions
  3. cEstimated from [20]
  4. dNo definitive data available. A non-zero value was chosen and the full range of deflection values explored in Figs. 3 and 4
  5. eSnetselaar et al. pers. comm
  6. fIntentionally conservative estimate of exiting mortality
  7. gDeflection and mortality were estimated as total mortality of 40 % based on [21] Tables 1 and 2, [22], Table 2d (44–47 % survival of fed mosquitoes with treated nets vs 93 % for controls, and 38 vs. 78 % of unfed), and [23] for reduced entry rate and slightly elevated exit rate, plus estimates of mortality in Tables 2 and 5
  8. h[24] Anopheles gambiae house exiting rate
  9. iEstimated from [25]
  10. jWithin range from [26] Tables 1 and 2, and [25]