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Control of Biting Flies with KVAFSU Tabanid Trap (Indigenous Mechanical Device)

Journal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.11, No. 3)

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Page : 970-976

Keywords : Cow urine; Olfactory attractant; Tabanid trap; Western ghats;

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The study was undertaken to evaluate the efficiency of the modified trap baited with fermented cow urine as olfactory attractant. KVAFSU tabanid trap was designed by using indigenous materials and itwas modified design of Nzi trap. The efficiency of trap was tested by installing in livestock farms and goshalas in Chikhale village, Western Ghats of Belagavi division, Karnataka. The efficiency of traps was synergized by using three weeks fermented cow urine as olfactory attractant. A total of 6780 flies belongs to tabanid and Stomoxys species were collected. KVAFSU tabanid traps baited with fermented cow urine, caught 2.5 times more flies (4779/6780 flies) than those of unbaited traps (2001/6780 flies). During the study, seven species of tabanids and one species of Stomoxys were caught by both baited and unbaited traps.

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