CASE STUDY

MOSQUITOES

Characteristics of Mosquitoes

  • Breeds in stagnant water for a week
  • Flying range of a few kilometres
  • Can be both diurnal and nocturnal
  • Seek their prey by the exhaled carbon dioxide and the warmth of the victims bodies
  • An anticoagulant is injected into the victim's blood vessel to prevent the blood from clotting when the proboscis is sucking blood. This will cause red spots and itches.

Hazards Caused

  • Carry diseases like Malaria (Anopheles mosquito), Dengue Haemorrhagic Fever (Aedes mosquito) and Japanese B Encephalitis (Culex mosquito).
  • Causes nuisance

Control Methods

  • Fogging of the compound against adult mosquitoes. Larvicidiry agent is to be placed in any stagnant pond within the compound.

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