Mosquito Publications

Ultra-low volume (ULV) adulticide treatment impacts age structure of Culex species (Diptera: Culicidae) in a West Nile virus hotspot. Lopez K, Irwin P, Bron GM, Paskewitz S, Bartholomay LC.  Journal of Medical Entomology, 2023.

Impacts of ground ultra-low volume adulticide applications on Culex pipiens and Culex restuans (Diptera: Culicidae) abundance, age structure, and West Nile virus infection in Cook County, Illinois.  Lopez K, Susong K, Irwin P, Paskewitz S, Lyric Bartholomay LC. Journal of Medical Entomology, March 2024.

Assessment of Truck-Mounted Area-Wide S-methoprene Applications to Manage West Nile Virus Vector Species in the Suburbs of Chicago, IL, USA. Johnson HE, Clifton M,  Harbison JE, Erkapic A,  Barrett-Wilt GA, Paskewitz S, Bartholomay LC. Journal of Medical Entomology, 2023.

Variation in Susceptibility to Permethrin in Culex pipiens and Culex restuans Populations in the Great Lakes Region of the United States
Dubie TR, Bartholomay LC, Clifton M, Walker ED. Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association, 2022.

The impact of adulticides on Culex abundance and infection rate in the North Shore of Cook County, Illinois.  Sass D., Li Bo, Clifton M., Harbison J., Xamplas C., and Smith R. Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association, 2022.

Reduced potential for consecutive truck-mounted ULV sprays in Chicago Metropolitan area due to weather. Irwin P., Lopez K., and J. Harbison. Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association, 2022.

Operational basin larvicide evaluations in Northern Cook County, IL during 2019 and 2020.Harbison J., Irwin P., and Mark Clifton. Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association, 2021.

Plant essential oils synergize various pyrethroid insecticides and antagonize malathion in Aedes aegypti. Norris EJ, Gross AD, Bartholomay LC, Coats JR. Medical and  Veterinary Entomology, 2019.

Impact of sugar composition on meal distribution, longevity, and insecticide toxicity in Aedes aegypti. Airs PM, Kudrna KE, Bartholomay LC. Acta Trop. 2019 Mar;191:221-227. Epub 2019 Jan 8.

Standardized Back Checks of Catch Basin Larvicides Across Three Modes of Action in the North Shore Suburbs of Chicago, USA. Harbison JE, Runde A, Henry M, Binnall J, Koslica A, Clifton M. Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association, 2019.

Bacteria: A novel source for potent mosquito feeding-deterrents. Kajla MK, Barrett-Wilt GA, Paskewitz SM. Science Advances, 2019.

Standardized Operational Evaluations of Catch Basin Larvicides from Seven Mosquito Control Programs in the Midwestern United States During 2017. Harbison JE, Nasci R, Runde A, Henry M, Binnall J, Hulsebosch B, Rutkowski N, Johnson H, Uelmen J, Bradley M, Newton G, Irwin P, Bartlett D, Ruiz MO. Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association, 2018.

An Operational Evaluation of 3 Methoprene Larvicide Formulations for Use Against Mosquitoes in Catch Basins. Environ Health Insights. Harbison JE, Runde AB, Henry M, Hulsebosch B, Meresh A, Johnson H, Nasci RS. Environmental Health Insights, 2018.

Rapid immobilization of adult Aedes aegypti caused by plant essential oils at sublethal concentrations. Norris, E.J., M. Archevald, A. Gross, L. Bartholomay, and J. Coats. Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association, 2018.

Snow-Covered Tires Generate Microhabitats That Enhance Overwintering Survival of Aedes albopictus (Diptera: Culicidae) in the Midwest, USA. Susong KM, Tucker BJ, Bron GM, Irwin P, Kirsch JM, Vimont D, Stone C, Paskewitz SM, Bartholomay LC. Environmental Entomology, 2022.

Crossover Dynamics of Culex (Diptera: Culicidae)Vector Populations Determine WNV Transmission Intensity. Tokarz RE, Smith RC. Journal of Medical Entomology, 2020.

Spatial, Temporal, and Genetic Invasion Dynamics of Aedes albopictus (Diptera: Culicidae) in Illinois. Stone CM, Zuo Z, Li B, Ruiz M, Swanson J, Hunt J, Kim CH, Smith RL. Journal of Medical Entomology, 2020.

Long-term surveillance defines spatial and temporal patterns implicating Culex tarsalis as the primary vector of West Nile virus. Dunphy BM, Kovach KB, Gehrke EJ, Field EN, Rowley WA, Bartholomay LC, Smith RC. Scientific Reports, 2019.

First Detection of Aedes albopictus (Diptera: Culicidae) and Expansion of Aedes japonicus japonicus in Wisconsin, United States. Richards T, Tucker BJ, Hassan H, Bron GM, Bartholomay L, Paskewitz S. Journal of Medical Entomology, 2019.

Satellite Imaging and Long-Term Mosquito Surveillance Implicate the Influence of Rapid Urbanization on Culex Vector Populations. Field EN, Tokarz RE, Smith RC. Insects, 2019.

Surveillance of Mosquitoes (Diptera: Culicidae) in Southern Iowa, 2016. Kovach KB, Smith RC. Journal of Medical Entomology, 2018.

Effects of Scale on Modeling West Nile Virus Disease Risk. Uelmen JA, Irwin P, Bartlett D, Brown W, Karki S, Ruiz MO, Fraterrigo J, Li B, Smith RL. The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 2021.

Dynamics of data availability in disease modeling: An example evaluating the trade-offs of ultra-fine-scale factors applied to human West Nile virus disease models in the Chicago area, USA. Uelmen JA, Irwin P, Brown WM, Karki S, Ruiz MO, Li B, Smith RL. PLoS One, 2021.

A proposed framework for the development and qualitative evaluation of West Nile virus models and their application to local public health decision-making. Keyel AC, Gorris ME, Rochlin I, Uelmen JA, Chaves LF, Hamer GL, Moise IK, Shocket M, Kilpatrick AM, DeFelice NB, Davis JK, Little E, Irwin P, Tyre AJ, Helm Smith K, Fredregill CL, Elison Timm O, Holcomb KM, Wimberly MC, Ward MJ, Barker CM, Rhodes CG, Smith RL. PLoS Neglected Tropical Disease, 2021.

The drivers of West Nile virus human illness in the Chicago, Illinois, USA area: Fine scale dynamic effects of weather, mosquito infection, social, and biological conditions. Karki S, Brown WM, Uelmen J, Ruiz MO, Smith RL. PLoS One, 2020.

Error associated with estimates of Minimum Infection Rate for Endemic West Nile Virus in areas of low mosquito trap density. Chakraborty, S., Smith, R.L. Scientific Reports, 2019.

Assessing human risk of illness with West Nile virus mosquito surveillance data to improve public health preparedness. Karki S, Westcott NE, Muturi EJ, Brown WM, Ruiz MO. Zoonoses Public Health, 2018.

An Evaluation of Characters for the Separation of Two Culex Species (Diptera: Culicidae) Based on Material From the Upper Midwest. Ferreira-de-Freitas L, Thrun NB, Tucker BJ, Melidosian L, Bartholomay LC. Journal of Insect Science, 2020.

An Improved Multiplex Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) Assay for the Identification of Mosquito (Diptera: Culicidae) Blood Meals. Field EN, Gehrke EJ, Ruden RM, Adelman JS, Smith RC. Journal of Medical Entomology, 2020.

Skunk River virus, a novel orbivirus isolated from Aedes trivittatus in the United States. Tangudu CS, Charles J, Hurt SL, Dunphy BM, Smith RC, Bartholomay LC, Blitvich BJ. Journal of General Virology, 2019.


Eastern Equine Encephalitis Virus in Mexican Wolf Pups at Zoo, Michigan, USA. Thompson KA, Henderson E, Fitzgerald SD, Walker ED, Kiupel M. Emerging Infectious Disease, 2021.

Eastern Equine Encephalomyelitis in Michigan: Historical Review of Equine, Human, and Wildlife Involvement, Epidemiology, Vector Associations, and Factors Contributing to Endemicity. Mary Grace Stobierski, Kimberly Signs, Emily Dinh, Thomas M Cooley, Julie Melotti, Michele Schalow, Jon S Patterson, Steven R Bolin, Edward D Walker, Journal of Medical Entomology, 2021.