A whole-person sampler for assessing numbers of host-seeking adult mosquitoes. Academic Article uri icon


  • The whole-person bag sampler (WPBS) is a human-baited drop-net mosquito trap for evaluating an individual's exposure to nuisance mosquitoes. A diagram of WPBS construction is given, with results from field tests. Trap operator exposures of 2, 4, and 8 min did not result in a corresponding increase in mosquitoes caught in the WPBS, although simultaneous captures using a sweep net or Nasci aspirator increased with the sample duration. The person baiting and operating the trap did not have a significant effect on number of mosquitoes captured. Taxonomic diversity of adult mosquitoes collected with WPBS and CO2-baited traps was similar, with Aedes vexans predominant in the study areas.

published proceedings

  • J Am Mosq Control Assoc

author list (cited authors)

  • Rooker, J. R., Read, N. R., Smith, M. E., & Leach, S. C.

citation count

  • 2

complete list of authors

  • Rooker, JR||Read, NR||Smith, ME||Leach, SC

publication date

  • March 1994