The current Sterile Insect Technique (SIT) large scale programs against the medfly generally utilize the Jackson trap baited with trimedlure as an attractant. Although the Jackson trap has been in use for many years, its capturing efficiency is not well known. It is thus necessary to study it more thoroughly. Environmental factors such as temperature, humidity and rainfall have a strong influence over the activity of the medfly (Izquierdo, 1985) due to the negative effect of rain on the capturing capacity of the traps.
KeywordsClimatic Factor Capture Rate Capture Efficiency Sterile Insect Technique Proportional Effect
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