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Mosquito Control

Mosquito control is an important component of the malaria control strategy, although elimination of malaria in an area does not require the elimination of all Anopheles mosquitoes. The problem is compounded by the development of insecticide resistance. Banning the use of non-biodegradable and unsustainable insecticides such as DDT could also help reignite malaria.

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Mosquito control measures:Every step taken to control mosquitoes has a cumulative effect and makes a huge contribution to the fight against malaria. The eggs that develop inside female mosquitoes require human blood to feed, so female mosquitoes bite humans. By protecting yourself from mosquito bites, you can avoid consuming food with blood, which will lead to a reduction in mosquito eggs and, consequently, their population. Personal protection includes closing windows and doors to prevent entry; protecting people from mosquito bites with bed nets (treated with insecticides) and repellents.

Female mosquitoes lay their eggs in water bodies, where they develop into adult mosquitoes within a week. By preventing water logging, eliminating unwanted water accumulations, and keeping water containers closed, egg laying sources (reduction of sources) can be eliminated and mosquito breeding can be prevented.

Source reduction: Includes preventing the development of mosquito larvae. Female mosquitoes require blood meal from host vertebrates to feed their eggs. About 50-200 eggs are laid per egg on the surface of standing water, and these eggs develop into adult mosquitoes within about 5-14 days, passing through the larval and pupal stages. High humidity and ambient temperatures of 20-30ºC create ideal breeding conditions for Anopheline mosquitoes.We control on mosquito by products.

Preventing the laying of eggs: The easiest, cheapest, and most environmentally friendly method to control malaria is to prevent mosquitoes from laying eggs. This is achieved by excluding or excluding pure water charges. As already mentioned, most of these collections are man-made, temporary and man-made.

To minimize mosquito breeding, the following measures are required, and these measures require only minor human effort:

  • All containers should be kept tightly closed. You can use a black plastic sheet for this. In addition, all tanks should be emptied, cleaned and allowed to dry for at least half an hour once a week.
  • Ideally, terraces and roofs should slope, especially in areas with heavy seasonal rain. All such roofs / terraces must have adequate drainage. Any accumulation of water on these surfaces should be cleaned at least once a week.
  • Do not dispose of utensils, vessels, buckets, tires, bottles, tender coconut shells, etc. outdoors. They should be either destroyed, buried, or at least kept upside down so that no water can accumulate in them. All such things should be removed during the rainy season.
  • On construction sites, care should be taken to prevent water from accumulating in one place for more than a week. The water layer on the concrete surface used to cure the concrete should be cleaned at least once a week and allowed to dry for half an hour.
  • All unused wells and tanks should be closed or destroyed. In these collections, motor oil or kerosene was used as a larvicidal agent. Another way to prevent egg laying in unused wells and to add Styrofoam balls to the surface of the water. These beads are non-toxic, cheap and durable. They cover the surface of the water and prevent mosquitoes from laying eggs.
  • Used wells and decorative tanks can be treated with biological larvicides, which do not affect the quality of drinking water. In addition, these wells should be covered with mosquito nets or plastic sheets.

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