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Table 3 Mosquito sampling methods, number of sites sampled, frequency of trapping and outcomes

From: Malaria vector species composition and entomological indices following indoor residual spraying in regions bordering Lake Victoria, Tanzania



Number of houses/ traps


and year


CDC light trap

10 IRS sites + 4 control sites

2 houses per site per night; 1 light trap per house per night

28 nights per month


Species composition and indoor vector abundance

CDC Light trap fitted with bottle rotator (CBR)

4 IRS sites + 4 control sites

10 houses per site per month; 2 CBRs per house per night (one indoors and one outdoors)

10 nights per month


Species composition

Biting pattern / activity

Blood meal analysis

Prokopack aspirator

4 IRS sites + 4 controls

10 houses per site per month

20 days per month


Species composition

Indoor resting density