5 Safe, affordable and efficient mosquito control

posted by Abishek Muthian 79 days ago  

Mosquitoes cause millions of deaths each year. Diseases borne by them such as Chikungunya, Zika, Dengue, West Nile virus, Malaria, Yellow fever claim its victims; especially children from underdeveloped and developing countries.


Worldwide incidence of dengue has risen 30-fold in the past 30 years, and more countries are reporting their first outbreaks of the disease due to re-emergence of mosquito vector viruses.

Current prevention techniques is focussed on reducing the adult mosquito populations, controlling mosquito larvae and protecting individuals from mosquito bites.

Mosquito population control revolves around the use of insecticides, introducing predators which feed on mosquitoes and educating the population to avoid creating breeding grounds for mosquitoes; this effort requires large undertaking by the government hence efficiency may vary.

Personal mosquito bite prevention techniques includes Insecticidal nets which affect the mobility, Electronic traps which don't work & kill other useful insects, Co2 based traps which are expensive. Hence there's a need gap for affordable, efficient, mosquito control.
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