Year: 2017 | Month: February | Volume: 4 | Issue: 2 | Pages: 10-13
Review on Mosquito Control: Surveys, Analysis and Investigations
Sunil J. Kulkarni
Datta Meghe College of Engineering, Airoli, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Mosquito borne illnesses and diseases are increasing due to lack of cleanliness in public places and decreasing immunity. Places such as tree holes that periodically hold water, tide water pools in salt marshes, sewage effluent ponds, irrigated pastures, rain water ponds provide favorable conditions for mosquito growth. The problem of mosquitoes becomes severe due to the diseases such as malaria, which can be fatal. There is need to develop public mosquito programs. Chemical, physical, mechanical and biological methods for mosquito repelling are reported in literature. Various plant essential oils are used for mosquito repelling from ancient ages. Studies and research on mosquito repellent is generally aimed at cost reduction and increasing effectivity. Current review summarizes research and studies on mosquito repellents.
Key words: Repellent plants, biodegradability, essential oil, breeding, extracted oil.[PDF Full Text]