Novel method for screening Mosquitocidals against Aedes aegypti
Author(s): Rajendra Kshirsagar, Lahu Wavhal and Deepak Phal
Abstract:Aedes aegypti is known to transmit viruses viz. Dengue, Yellow Fever, Chikungunya, Zika etc. Present paper describes novel method for quick shortlisting of the promising active moieties from ocean of the botanically derived extracts, essential oils, crude powder, etc. By conventional method, maximum of two to three experiments can be carried out daily in Peet Grady Chamber (5.83 M3). On the contrary, with this novel method we can carry out 7-10 experiments daily thereby saving time and energy. Only selected promising efficacious ones from novel method will be evaluated by conventional method in Peet Grady Chamber (5.83 M3). Thus, current method will save time, manpower and mosquitoes required by conventional method.