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Vol. 9, Issue 6, Part B (2022)

An approach to sustainable control of mosquitoes

Author(s): Neha Kumawat, Ramesh Prajapat, Pooja Meena, Seema Garg and Shashi Meena
Abstract: Arthropods are most dominant being, as they have highest number of species and most ancient group of animal kingdom. Mosquitoes are most diverse group of arthropods that are carriers of human diseases viz. dengue, malaria, chikungunya etc. which are not fully cured yet (in the manner of vaccinations or medications). For this purpose mosquito vector control is still the primary method of avoidance. Broad-spectrum use of conventional insecticides (larvicides along with the adulticides) during disease transmission times, are the main stays of control methods. Due to the drawbacks of conventional tactics, specifically the emergence of insecticide resistance and environmental pollution, major attempts have been made to explore new eco-friendly techniques. Therefore, biological control use as an alternative strategy that target a variety of mosquito species without causing harm to the environment or adding unnecessary risks to human health. Here in this review, we discussed biological tactics that have been used or are being tried out to control mosquito vectors.
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How to cite this article:
Neha Kumawat, Ramesh Prajapat, Pooja Meena, Seema Garg, Shashi Meena. An approach to sustainable control of mosquitoes. Int J Mosq Res 2022;9(6):91-96. DOI: https://doi.org/10.22271/23487941.2022.v9.i6b.644
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