International Journal of Mosquito Research
Vol. 8, Issue 1, Part B (2021)
Container breeding preferences of Aedes mosquitoes in various localities of Dehradun district, Uttarakhand
Author(s): Iftikhar Ul Haq and Sundar Singh
Abstract: The Aedes mosquito is a vector of transmitting many arboviral diseases. Knowledge of the breeding habitats of this vector is vital for implementing appropriate interventions. An entomological investigation were carried out in various localities of District Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India, during January to December 2019 with a view to study the container breeding preferences of Aedes mosquitoes. A total of 427 wet containers were searched in three seasons for Aedes larvae, out of them 67 (15.69%) containers were found positive for Aedes larvae. The highest number of positive containers reported was at monsoon season 30(16.13%), followed by post monsoon with 21(15.44%) and then pre-monsoon 16 (15.23%) containers. Discarded tires were the most preferred breeding habitats (28.57%)for Aedes mosquitoes while highest breeding preference ratio (.3.24) is for Desert coolers.
How to cite this article:
Iftikhar Ul Haq, Sundar Singh. Container breeding preferences of Aedes mosquitoes in various localities of Dehradun district, Uttarakhand. Int J Mosq Res 2021;8(1):141-144.