Occurrence of Aedes aegypti (L.) and Culex quinquefasciatus Say (Diptera, Culicidae) in houses of different constructions in Phnom Penh, Kampuchea
Folia Parasitologica 38(1): 75-78
The relation between the number of mosquito specimens of the most abundant species Aedes aegypti (L.) and Culex quinquefasciatus Say and the construction of houses which they inhabited was studied. The effect of the building materials and of the height at which the floor was situated above the ground were assessed in five and four localities, respectively. It was found that in the localities having the character of a town the mosquitoes were most abundant in houses constructed from corrugated plate and in those the floor of which was situated 2-3.5 m above the ground. In the locality of a village character, the mosquitoes were most numerous in brick houses with the floors at this ground level.