Gunter C Muller

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Publications

  1. doi request reprint Efficacy of the botanical repellents geraniol, linalool, and citronella against mosquitoes
    Gunter C Muller
    Department of Parasitology, Kuvin Centre for the Study of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, The Hebrew University, Hadassah Medical School, Jerusalem, Israel
    J Vector Ecol 34:2-8. 2009
  2. pmc Successful field trial of attractive toxic sugar bait (ATSB) plant-spraying methods against malaria vectors in the Anopheles gambiae complex in Mali, West Africa
    Gunter C Muller
    Hebrew University, Hadassah Medical School, Kuvin Center for the Study of Tropical and Infectious Diseases, Department of Parasitology, Jerusalem, 91120, Israel
    Malar J 9:210. 2010
  3. pmc First record of Aedes albopictus in inland Africa along the River Niger in Bamako and Mopti, Mali
    Gunter C Muller
    Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, IMRIC, Kuvin Centre for the Study of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, Faculty of Medicine, Hebrew University, Jerusalem 91120, Israel Electronic address
    Acta Trop 162:245-7. 2016
  4. pmc A novel window entry/exit trap for the study of endophilic behavior of mosquitoes
    Gunter C Muller
    Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, IMRIC, Kuvin Centre for the Study of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, Faculty of Medicine, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, 91120, Israel Electronic address
    Acta Trop . 2016
  5. doi request reprint Response of the sand fly Phlebotomuspapatasi to visual, physical and chemical attraction features in the field
    Gunter C Muller
    Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, IMRIC, Kuvin Center for the Study of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, Faculty of Medicine, Hebrew University, Jerusalem 91120 Israel Electronic address
    Acta Trop 141:32-6. 2015
  6. pmc Quantifying the mosquito's sweet tooth: modelling the effectiveness of attractive toxic sugar baits (ATSB) for malaria vector control
    John M Marshall
    Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, MRC Centre for Outbreak Analysis and Modelling, Imperial College London, London, UK
    Malar J 12:291. 2013
  7. pmc Field experiments of Anopheles gambiae attraction to local fruits/seedpods and flowering plants in Mali to optimize strategies for malaria vector control in Africa using attractive toxic sugar bait methods
    Gunter C Muller
    Center for Global Health Sciences, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida 33136, USA
    Malar J 9:262. 2010
  8. doi request reprint An annotated checklist of the horse flies (Diptera: Tabanidae) of Lebanon with remarks on ecology and zoogeography: Pangoniinae and Chrysopsinae
    Gunter C Muller
    Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, IMRIC, Kuvin Centre for the Study of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, Faculty of Medicine, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel
    J Vector Ecol 37:216-20. 2012
  9. doi request reprint Controlling and sampling adult sand flies with a fumigant containing permethrin and deltamethrin
    Gunter C Muller
    Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetic, IMRIC, Kuvin Centre for Study of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, Faculty of Medicine, Hebrew University, Jerusalem 91120, Israel
    J Vector Ecol 37:257-61. 2012
  10. doi request reprint Tree-hole breeding mosquitoes in Israel
    Gunter C Muller
    Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, IMRIC, Kuvin Centre for the Study of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, Faculty of Medicine, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel
    J Vector Ecol 37:102-9. 2012

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  1. doi request reprint Efficacy of the botanical repellents geraniol, linalool, and citronella against mosquitoes
    Gunter C Muller
    Department of Parasitology, Kuvin Centre for the Study of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, The Hebrew University, Hadassah Medical School, Jerusalem, Israel
    J Vector Ecol 34:2-8. 2009
    ..Trap catches were significantly reduced again when diffusers were placed 3 m from the traps. We concluded that geraniol had significantly more repellent activity than citronella or linalool in both indoor and outdoor settings...
  2. pmc Successful field trial of attractive toxic sugar bait (ATSB) plant-spraying methods against malaria vectors in the Anopheles gambiae complex in Mali, West Africa
    Gunter C Muller
    Hebrew University, Hadassah Medical School, Kuvin Center for the Study of Tropical and Infectious Diseases, Department of Parasitology, Jerusalem, 91120, Israel
    Malar J 9:210. 2010
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  3. pmc First record of Aedes albopictus in inland Africa along the River Niger in Bamako and Mopti, Mali
    Gunter C Muller
    Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, IMRIC, Kuvin Centre for the Study of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, Faculty of Medicine, Hebrew University, Jerusalem 91120, Israel Electronic address
    Acta Trop 162:245-7. 2016
    ..If correct, the distribution of Ae. albopictus is expected to extend to areas located upstream of the Niger River and its tributaries. ..
  4. pmc A novel window entry/exit trap for the study of endophilic behavior of mosquitoes
    Gunter C Muller
    Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, IMRIC, Kuvin Centre for the Study of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, Faculty of Medicine, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, 91120, Israel Electronic address
    Acta Trop . 2016
    ..Pyrethrum spray catches (PSC's) conducted inside the dwellings on the last day of the experiment yielded only six females and a single male...
  5. doi request reprint Response of the sand fly Phlebotomuspapatasi to visual, physical and chemical attraction features in the field
    Gunter C Muller
    Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, IMRIC, Kuvin Center for the Study of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, Faculty of Medicine, Hebrew University, Jerusalem 91120 Israel Electronic address
    Acta Trop 141:32-6. 2015
    ..The results of this study suggest that traps with CO2 and UV light could be used in batteries as control interventions if suitable CO2 sources become available. ..
  6. pmc Quantifying the mosquito's sweet tooth: modelling the effectiveness of attractive toxic sugar baits (ATSB) for malaria vector control
    John M Marshall
    Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, MRC Centre for Outbreak Analysis and Modelling, Imperial College London, London, UK
    Malar J 12:291. 2013
    ..Attractive toxic sugar baits (ATSB), either sprayed on vegetation or provided in outdoor bait stations, have been shown to significantly reduce mosquito densities in these settings...
  7. pmc Field experiments of Anopheles gambiae attraction to local fruits/seedpods and flowering plants in Mali to optimize strategies for malaria vector control in Africa using attractive toxic sugar bait methods
    Gunter C Muller
    Center for Global Health Sciences, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida 33136, USA
    Malar J 9:262. 2010
    ..This study examines the attractiveness of African malaria vectors to local fruits/seedpods and flowering plants, key biological elements of the ATSB approach for mosquito control...
  8. doi request reprint An annotated checklist of the horse flies (Diptera: Tabanidae) of Lebanon with remarks on ecology and zoogeography: Pangoniinae and Chrysopsinae
    Gunter C Muller
    Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, IMRIC, Kuvin Centre for the Study of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, Faculty of Medicine, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel
    J Vector Ecol 37:216-20. 2012
    ..Lebanon or nearby northern Israel appears to be in the Levant, the southern geographical distribution border for the Pangoniinae and Chrysopsinae...
  9. doi request reprint Controlling and sampling adult sand flies with a fumigant containing permethrin and deltamethrin
    Gunter C Muller
    Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetic, IMRIC, Kuvin Centre for Study of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, Faculty of Medicine, Hebrew University, Jerusalem 91120, Israel
    J Vector Ecol 37:257-61. 2012
    ..In the garden, one fumigant caused mortality of 93% in the lower cages and 85.5% in the upper cages after 15 min. After 60 min the mortality was 98 and 92%, respectively. With two fumigants, all flies were dead within 15 min...
  10. doi request reprint Tree-hole breeding mosquitoes in Israel
    Gunter C Muller
    Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, IMRIC, Kuvin Centre for the Study of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, Faculty of Medicine, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel
    J Vector Ecol 37:102-9. 2012
    ..Two other species, Culiseta annulata Schrank and Culex pipiens Linnaeus instars, were found in one of the tree holes, but did not survive to reach maturity...
  11. doi request reprint An annotated checklist of the horse flies (Diptera: Tabanidae) of the Sinai Peninsula Egypt with remarks on ecology and zoogeography
    Gunter C Muller
    Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, IMRIC, Kuvin Centre for the Study of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel
    Acta Trop 122:205-11. 2012
    ..For most of the 22 species, apart from zoogeographical notes, host and ecological observations are also given...
  12. doi request reprint Seed pods of the carob tree Ceratonia siliqua are a favored sugar source for the mosquito Aedes albopictus in coastal Israel
    Gunter C Muller
    Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, IMRIC, Kuvin Centre for the Study of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, Faculty of Medicine, Hebrew University, Hadassa En Kerem, Jerusalem, Israel
    Acta Trop 116:235-9. 2010
    ..In the autumn 73% females and 80% males were sugar positive while 2% females and none of the males contained plant tissue...
  13. doi request reprint Differential attraction of Aedes albopictus in the field to flowers, fruits and honeydew
    Gunter C Muller
    Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, IMRIC, Kuvin Centre for the Study of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, Faculty of Medicine, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel
    Acta Trop 118:45-9. 2011
    ..Attraction to foliage soiled with honeydew excretion of three different aphid species was also not significant. The potential to use attractive sugar sources for mosquito control is discussed...
  14. doi request reprint New records for the horse fly fauna (Diptera: Tabanidae) of Jordan with remarks on ecology and zoogeography
    Gunter C Muller
    Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, IMRIC, Kuvin Centre for the Study of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, Faculty of Medicine, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel
    J Vector Ecol 36:447-50. 2011
    ..Only one species, T. taeniola, is an Afrotropical-Eremic element...
  15. doi request reprint Understanding attraction stimuli of the cat flea, Ctenocephalides felis, in non-chemical control methods
    G C Müller
    Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Hadassah Medical School, Institute for Medical Research Israel Canada IMIRC, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel
    Med Vet Entomol 25:413-20. 2011
    ..In addition, the use of a green filter significantly increased trapping efficiency, whereas the addition of a heat source had no apparent effect...
  16. ncbi request reprint Ability of essential oil candles to repel biting insects in high and low biting pressure environments
    Gunter C Muller
    Department of Parasitology, Kuvin Centre for the Study of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, The Hebrew University, Hadassah Medical School, 91120 Jerusalem, Israel
    J Am Mosq Control Assoc 24:154-60. 2008
    ..0 m. In the low biting pressure environment, geraniol reduced the mosquito pressure by an average of 62%. No sand flies were present at this site...
  17. pmc Resting and energy reserves of Aedes albopictus collected in common landscaping vegetation in St. Augustine, Florida
    Dayana M Samson
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL 33136, USA
    J Am Mosq Control Assoc 29:231-6. 2013
    ..The results of our study demonstrate the potential to target specific vegetation for control of diurnal resting mosquitoes...
  18. ncbi request reprint Efficacy evaluation of a fumigant containing permethrin and deltamethrin against vector mosquitoes
    Rui De Xue
    Anastasia Mosquito Control District, 500 Old Beach Road, St Augustine, FL 32080, USA, USA
    J Am Mosq Control Assoc 27:168-9. 2011
    ..albopictus and Cx. pipiens showed 100% mortality when exposed to the fumigant cartridge for 15 min. Based on these preliminary data, the test formulation (fumigant) could be a valuable tool for controlling mosquitoes...
  19. ncbi request reprint Decline of Anopheles sergentii and Aedes caspius populations following presentation of attractive toxic (spinosad) sugar bait stations in an oasis
    Gunter C Muller
    Department of Parasitology, Kuvin Centre for the Study of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, The Hebrew University, Hadassah Medical School, 91120 Jerusalem, Israel
    J Am Mosq Control Assoc 24:147-9. 2008
    ..caspius declined to a third. The majority of the mosquitoes, 76.0% of An. sergentii females and 74.8% of Ae. caspius females, were marked by the food dye in the control site...
  20. doi request reprint Evaluation of boric acid sugar baits against Aedes albopictus (Diptera: Culicidae) in tropical environments
    Diana P Naranjo
    MAIA Program, College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami, Miami, FL 33136, USA
    Parasitol Res 112:1583-7. 2013
    ..001) as monitored by ovitraps. Attractive toxic sugar bait application in tropical environments demonstrated efficacy, persistence, and feasibility in controlling A. albopictus populations...
  21. pmc Attractive toxic sugar bait (ATSB) methods decimate populations of Anopheles malaria vectors in arid environments regardless of the local availability of favoured sugar-source blossoms
    John C Beier
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL 33136, USA
    Malar J 11:31. 2012
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  22. ncbi request reprint Indoor protection against mosquito and sand fly bites: a comparison between citronella, linalool, and geraniol candles
    Gunter C Muller
    Department of Parasitology, Kuvin Centre for the Study of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, The Hebrew University, Hadassah Medical School, 91120 Jerusalem, Israel
    J Am Mosq Control Assoc 24:150-3. 2008
    ..2%, and of 5% geraniol candles was 79.7%. A geraniol candle was almost 5 times as effective as a citronella candle and about twice as effective as a linalool candle in protecting a person from being bitten indoors by sand flies...
  23. ncbi request reprint Effect of application rate and persistence of boric acid sugar baits applied to plants for control of Aedes albopictus
    Rui De Xue
    Anastasia Mosquito Control District, 500 Old Beach Road, St Augustine, FL 32080, USA
    J Am Mosq Control Assoc 27:56-60. 2011
    ....
  24. ncbi request reprint An approach to mosquito control: using the dominant attraction of flowering Tamarix jordanis trees against Culex pipiens
    Yosef Schlein
    Department of Parasitology, Kuvin Centre for the Study of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, Hebrew University, Hadassah Medical School, Jerusalem, Israel
    J Med Entomol 45:384-90. 2008
    ..In the experimental site, after treatment, the mosquitoes decreased from approximately 255 per trap to approximately 24 mosquitoes per trap, whereas the catch in the control site reached approximately 400 mosquitoes per trap...
  25. doi request reprint Experimental control of Phlebotomus papatasi by spraying attractive toxic sugar bait (ATSB) on vegetation
    Yosef Schlein
    Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, IMRIC, Kuvin Centre for the Study of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, Faculty of Medicine, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel
    Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 104:766-71. 2010
    ..The control population was bimodal with peaks in July (~135 flies per trap) and October (~130 flies per trap). The food dye of the control bait marked an average of 65% to 79% of the sampled flies...
  26. doi request reprint Survivorship of adult Aedes albopictus (Diptera: Culicidae) feeding on indoor ornamental plants with no inflorescence
    Whitney A Qualls
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL 33136, USA
    Parasitol Res 112:2313-8. 2013
    ..Vector control professionals should be aware of potential in-home infestations and public health concerns associated with mosquito breeding and plant tissue feeding on ornamental plants...
  27. doi request reprint Diurnal resting behavior of adult Culex pipiens in an arid habitat in Israel and possible control measurements with toxic sugar baits
    Yosef Schlein
    Hebrew University, Hadassah Medical School, Kuvin Center for the Study of Tropical and Infectious Diseases, Department of Parasitology, Jerusalem, Israel
    Acta Trop 124:48-53. 2012
    ..2% were young, meconium containing specimens. The population diminished following spraying of toxic bait 1m from the water and included 13% parous females and 17.6% had meconium in the gut...
  28. doi request reprint Identification of plant tissues from the gut of Phlebotomus papatasi by DNA analysis
    Amy Junnila
    Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Institute for Medical Research Israel Canada, Kuvin Centre for the Study of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, Faculty of Medicine, Hebrew University, Jerusalem 91120, Israel
    Acta Trop 117:14-8. 2011
    ..All of the plant DNA fragments sequenced from both males and females were identified as Suaeda asphaltica...
  29. pmc Efficacy of attractive toxic sugar baits (ATSB) against Aedes albopictus with garlic oil encapsulated in beta-cyclodextrin as the active ingredient
    Amy Junnila
    Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, IMRIC, Kuvin Centre for the Study of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, Faculty of Medicine, Hebrew University, Jerusalem 91120 Israel Electronic address
    Acta Trop 152:195-200. 2015
    ..Almost no Ae. albopictus females (5.2±1.4) approached human bait after treatment with ATSB. It therefore appears that microencapsulated garlic oil is an effective pesticide against Ae. albopictus when used in an ATSB system. ..
  30. pmc Evaluation of attractive toxic sugar bait (ATSB)-Barrier for control of vector and nuisance mosquitoes and its effect on non-target organisms in sub-tropical environments in Florida
    Whitney A Qualls
    Department of Public Health Sciences, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL, USA Electronic address
    Acta Trop 131:104-10. 2014
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  31. doi request reprint Characteristics of resting habitats of adult Phlebotomus papatasi in Neot Hakikar, an oasis south of the Dead Sea
    Gunter C Muller
    Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, IMRIC, Kuvin Centre for the Study of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, Faculty of Medicine, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel
    J Vector Ecol 36:S179-86. 2011
    ..papatasi. It also appears that disturbing the natural environment further increases the already considerable sand fly population...
  32. doi request reprint Species identification of plant tissues from the gut of An. sergentii by DNA analysis
    Amy Junnila
    Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, IMRIC, Kuvin Centre for the Study of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel
    Acta Trop 115:227-33. 2010
    ..According to DNA analysis the favorite plants were Suaeda asphaltica, Malva nicaeensis and Conyza dioscoridis, which are succulents that account for less than 1% of vegetation in the area...
  33. doi request reprint Characteristics of resting and breeding habitats of adult sand flies in the Judean Desert
    Gunter C Muller
    Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, IMRIC, Kuvin Centre for the Study of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, Faculty of Medicine, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel
    J Vector Ecol 36:S195-205. 2011
    ..P. sergenti seemed also to better tolerate the drier habitats, which might explain the abundance of this species in the arid Judean Desert...
  34. doi request reprint Comparative efficacy of small commercial traps for the capture of adult Phlebotomus papatasi
    Amy Junnila
    Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, IMRIC, Kuvin Centre for the Study of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, Faculty of Medicine, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel
    J Vector Ecol 36:S172-8. 2011
    ....
  35. doi request reprint Seasonal and spatial changes of sand fly species in a canyon in the Carmel Mountains
    Gunter C Muller
    Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, IMRIC, Kuvin Centre for the Study of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, Faculty of Medicine, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel
    J Vector Ecol 36:S118-27. 2011
    ..During our study, none of the 2,318 dissected female sand flies were positive for Leishmania promastigotes...
  36. doi request reprint Different methods of using attractive sugar baits (ATSB) for the control of Phlebotomus papatasi
    Gunter C Muller
    Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, IMRIC, Kuvin Centre for the Study of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, Faculty of Medicine, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel
    J Vector Ecol 36:S64-70. 2011
    ..Our experiments show that ATSB either sprayed on the vegetation or on barrier fences is an effective means against sand flies at least in arid areas where attractive plants are scarce or absent...
  37. doi request reprint Attraction of Phlebotomus papatasi to common fruit in the field
    Amy Junnila
    Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Institute for Medical Research Israel Canada, Kuvin Centre for the Study of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, Faculty of Medicine, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel
    J Vector Ecol 36:S206-11. 2011
    ..The knowledge of fruit preference may help to improve existing methods that use plant phytochemicals to attract and kill biting flies...
  38. doi request reprint Efficacy of toxic sugar baits against adult cistern-dwelling Anopheles claviger
    Gunter C Muller
    Department of Parasitology, Kuvin Centre for the Study of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, Hebrew University, Hadassah Medical School, Jerusalem, Israel
    Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 102:480-4. 2008
    ..Following treatment, the number of human-landing mosquitoes decreased by more than ten-fold in the experimental area, whilst in the control area there was no significant decrease...
  39. ncbi request reprint Effects of body size and nutritional regimen on survival in adult Aedes albopictus (Diptera: Culicidae)
    Rui De Xue
    Anastasia Mosquito Control District, 500 Old Beach Road, St Augustine, FL 32085 1409, USA
    J Med Entomol 47:778-82. 2010
    ..Results indicate that sugar availability is more important than blood as a nutritional parameter for survival and longevity of Ae. albopictus in the laboratory...
  40. pmc Decrease of larval and subsequent adult Anopheles sergentii populations following feeding of adult mosquitoes from Bacillus sphaericus-containing attractive sugar baits
    Yosef Schlein
    The Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, IMRIC, Kuvin Centre for the Study of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, Faculty of Medicine, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel
    Parasit Vectors 8:244. 2015
    ..sphaericus-carrying mosquitoes are able to efficiently transmit the pathogen to the larval habitats, causing larval mortality and leading to a decrease in the subsequent adult population...