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Table 4 Blood feeding rates of mosquitoes to IRS chemical treatments in experimental huts (n = 36 nights)

From: Indoor residual spraying with microencapsulated DEET repellent (N, N-diethyl-m-toluamide) for control of Anopheles arabiensis and Culex quinquefasciatus

  Untreated control DEET Lambda-cyhalothrin Permethrin Pirimiphos methyl DDT
Anopheles arabiensis       
Total females blood fed 56 69 76 91 100 59
Blood fed% (95% CI) 34a (22–49) 19b (14–26) 22b (16–29) 22b (16–29) 33a (25–41) 20b (14–28)
Blood feeding inhibition (%) - 44 35 35 2 41
Culex quinquefasciatus       
Total females blood fed 37 35 19 17 20 22
Blood fed % (95% CI) 34a (23–46) 30ab (20–42) 31ab (20–43) 20b (11–34) 26ab (15–42) 22ab (13–35)
Blood feeding inhibition (%) - 12 9 41 24 35
  1. Numbers in the same row sharing a letter superscript do not differ significantly (P > 0.05).