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International Journal of Mosquito Research
Vol. 4, Issue 3, Part B (2017)

Monitoring of resistance status in dengue vector Aedes albopictus (Skuse) (Culicidae: Diptera) to currently used public health insecticides in selected districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa-Pakistan

Author(s): Gul Zamin Khan, Inamullah Khan, Alamzeb, Imtiaz Ali Khan, Muhammad Salman, Tahir Badshah and Muhammad Zahid
Abstract: Monitoring of insecticides susceptibility is one of the most important tools for determination of success or failure of vector control programs. The study indicates the susceptibility status in the field population of dengue vector; Aedes albopictus. Larvae/adults samples of Aedes albopictus were collected from various habitats at various locations with history of insecticides usage from four districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa viz., Peshawar, Nowshera, Mardan and Charsadda districts and were tested in Vitro against commonly used public health insecticides, viz., chlorpyrifos (50%EC), deltamethrin (0.05% EC), lambdacyhalothrin (0.05% EC) and temephos (2%SG) as per WHO protocols. The toxicity range of insecticides trend observed was found in the order of temephos (97.31) > lambdacyhalothrin (93.70%) > deltamethrin (92.31%) > chloropyrifos and (86.48%) that highlights the mosquitoes’ resistance in areas with high selection pressure of agricultural and public health pesticides.
Pages: 123-127  |  655 Views  25 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Gul Zamin Khan, Inamullah Khan, Alamzeb, Imtiaz Ali Khan, Muhammad Salman, Tahir Badshah and Muhammad Zahid. Monitoring of resistance status in dengue vector Aedes albopictus (Skuse) (Culicidae: Diptera) to currently used public health insecticides in selected districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa-Pakistan. 2017; 4(3): 123-127.
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