Pesticide free control of mosquitoes via Toxorhychites predators and fermentation traps

Faithpraise, F O, Usibe, B, Idung, J, Chatwin, C R, Young, R and Birch, P (2014) Pesticide free control of mosquitoes via Toxorhychites predators and fermentation traps. International Journal of Innovative Research in Science, Engineering and Technology, 3 (6). pp. 13723-13730. ISSN 2347-6710

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Abstract

The mosquito is a major pest that transmits many dangerous diseases and seriously damages human health. Hence, the reduction of their population by the use of a sustainable control method is a primary objective of this research. This mosquito reduction method utilises biological predators and a fermentation traptosubstantially improve the general environment and provide in-door clearance of mosquitoes. The frequency of capturing the pest mosquitoes by the predators is determined using a Pascal distribution, whilst the insect life cycle mortality is modelled using a Weibull distribution. The results from the model show that by using insect predators, a significant reduction of the larva stage of the mosquito population is possible and the fermentation mosquito trap greatly reduces the adult mosquito population without the application of insecticide spray.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Fermentation trap, Mosquito eradication, Malaria reduction, Toxorhynchites larvae
Schools and Departments: School of Engineering and Informatics > Engineering and Design
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences > GE300 Environmental management
Q Science
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA0297 Numerical analysis
Q Science > QH Natural history > QH0301 Biology > QH0540 Ecology
Q Science > QH Natural history > QH0301 Biology > QH0705 Economic biology
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine > RA0639 Transmission of disease
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine > RA0773 Personal health and hygiene Including clothing, bathing, exercise, travel, nutrition, sleep, sex hygiene
S Agriculture
T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering > TD0169 Environmental protection
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Depositing User: Rupert Young
Date Deposited: 19 Jun 2015 13:31
Last Modified: 19 Jun 2015 13:31
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/53641
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