Section 49
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Environmental monitoring and control strategy of urban mosquito Culicidae (Diptera: Culicidae) populations in Wrocław

Lonc, E.; Rydzanicz, K.; Gomułkiewicz, B.ła.

Wiadomosci Parazytologiczne 50(3): 571-578


ISSN/ISBN: 0043-5163
PMID: 16865970
Accession: 048962211

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Among dipterans of medical and veterinary importance, the mosquitoes (Culicidae) play the most important role both as vectors and nuisance insects. Mass occurrence of floodwater mosquito species in the flooded area in Wrocław district (Lower Silesia, Poland) in 1997 has enhanced the already existed problem of mosquito control. A successful model of control strategy for the city based on the currently recommended integrated methodologies with special emphasis on preventive treatment of aquatic larvae with microbial insecticides has been conducted. Bacillus thuringiensis israelensis-based formulations replaced chemicals to control Culex pipiens and Culiseta annulata--two dominant species out of eight noticed during field study in Wrocław area in the years 1998-2000. Use of Bti larvicide or other biocontrol agent, conserving biodiversity, requires collecting entomological data, mapping and treating all breeding sources as well as the designing appropriate strategies every year.

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