Biological Control of Mosquito Populations Through Frogs: Opportunities & Constrains (Report)

Biological Control of Mosquito Populations Through Frogs: Opportunities & Constrains (Report)

The use of frogs and tadpoles for disease vector control is still largely unexplored. Frogs are an important part of the ecosystem with a role for insect and pest control including mosquitoes. Available information suggests the existence of many direct and indirect factors affecting the growth and survival of both prey and predators. Other controphic […]

Mosquito Control by Larvivorous Fish (Report)

Mosquito Control by Larvivorous Fish (Report)

There is growing of the effects of insecticide used controlling the vectors of human diseases. Manipulating or introducing an auto-reproducing predator into the ecosystem may provide sustained biological control of pest populations. The selection of a biological agent should be based on its self-replicating capacity, preference for the target pest population in the presence of […]

Efficacy of Advanced Odomos Repellent Cream (N, N-Diethyl-Benzamide) Against Mosquito Vectors (Report)

Efficacy of Advanced Odomos Repellent Cream (N, N-Diethyl-Benzamide) Against Mosquito Vectors (Report)

Several vector control measures such as chemical, biological, environmental and personal protection measures are taken to prevent transmission of malaria, dengue/dengue haemorrhagic fever and other mosquito-borne diseases. Personal protection is one of the established methods to prevent mosquito bites. Use of household mosquito repellents by individuals and communities also play an important role particularly against […]

Laboratory Studies on Mosquito Larvicidal Efficacy of Aqueous & Hexane Extracts of Dried Fruit of Solanum Nigrum Linn (Report)

Laboratory Studies on Mosquito Larvicidal Efficacy of Aqueous & Hexane Extracts of Dried Fruit of Solanum Nigrum Linn (Report)

Background & objectives: Aqueous and organic solvent extracts of plants/plant parts were effective in killing the mosquito larvae. Comparative efficacy of the aqueous and hexane extracts of dried fruit of Solanum nigrum was tested against five laboratory colonized strains of mosquito species, namely Anopheles culicifacies species A, An. culicifacies species C, An. stephensi, Culex quinquefasciatus […]