Impact of propoxur (BAYGON®) use in indoor residual spraying (IRS) on malaria transmission in the commune of Aguégués in Benin


Sahidou Salifou, F. Modeste Gouissi, A. Patrick Edorh, M. Honoré Gbetoh, S.G. Augustin Gouissi, Evelyn Okereke, Ogonna Justin-Fred Anaeto

Key words: Baygon ®, Olyset net, mosquito, hemoglobin, parasitemia, malaria, entomological inoculation rate.


The countries affected by malaria have adopted new vector control strategies focused primarily on the use of insecticide-treated nets and indoor residual spraying. The commune of Aguégués was chosen to evaluate the impact of the use of Baygon® in malaria transmission. Entomological, clinical and parasitological parameters are studied. The effect of Baygon® is about 4 to 5 hours in the rooms sprayed. The results show that there is no significant difference regarding the entomological and parasitological parameters in the village treated with Baygon® and the village without nets. Baygon® has an important role in reducing the mosquito population. Baygon® has a knock-down and irritant effect on mosquitos. But the effect of this power is short because after 1 am mosquitoes begin to enter the sprayed rooms. The use of Baygon® must be accompanied by the long lasting impregnated mosquito nets.

Full Article Available: Volume 2, Number 2, August 2012 – IJBB

Published On: International Journal of Biomolecules and Biomedicine (IJBB)


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