MODEL ORGANISM: MOSQUITO Prevention and Control

MODEL ORGANISM: MOSQUITO Prevention and Control
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Mosquitoes were found at the CUBE LOCALITY LAB The Mall
Kanpur.
We mainly found Asian Tiger Mosquito also known as Aedes Albopictus which can be clearly identified with a line like structure in its thorax region. We also found The Yellow Fever Mosquito also known as Aedes Aegypti which can be identified by lyre like structure on its thorax region.
Mosquito Spot of breeding outdoor was water accumulation in plant pot tray and containers. Indoor refrigerator water containers.
Some mosquito which we found in the locality lab area :arrow_down: :arrow_down:


:mosquito: :arrow_up::arrow_up:This an Aedes Albopictus mosquito which is identified by the line like structure seen in its thorax region. :mosquito:

:mosquito: This is also an Aedes Albopictus mosquito :arrow_up: :mosquito:

:arrow_up: :mosquito: This is also an Aedes Albopictus mosquito identification point is the line like structure clearly seen on its thorax region :arrow_up: :mosquito:

:arrow_up: :mosquito: This is an Aedes Aegypti Mosquito It can be identified with the lyre like structure in its thorax region :mosquito:

:arrow_up: :arrow_up: :mosquito: This is also an Aedes Aegypti Mosquito It can be identified with the lyre like structure in its thorax region. :mosquito:

:camera_flash: :camera_flash: PHOTOS CLICKED BY: RAHIL MUDGAL @rahil.bhai_007
Reference links : Aedes albopictus - Wikipedia
Aedes aegypti - Wikipedia
Data Collected : From 15th to 19th September 2019

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@rahil.bhai_007

My God!
So many poisonous mosquitoes…

Are you taking precautions before taking pictures of them.
Please make a list of precautionary measures needed to be taken before observing or trapping mosquitoes?

Are you maintaining any record of in which season there are maximum dengue causing aedes , are found, in which malaria causing mosquitoes are found and so on…

Why not try to identify their species with their wing vibrations sound and with the help of program developed by Indian born Stanford based scientist Manu Prakash`s abuzz.stanford.edu

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Excellent photos! @Hinaiqbal_Mudgal Please give reference link to the identification features from an authentic source @Hinaiqbal_Mudgal

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Very clear and crisp pictures. Helped me to learn more.

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Thank you sir!! :slight_smile:

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Great work @rahil.bhai_007 looking forward for more pictures :star_struck:

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This is the link sir @Arunan :arrow_double_up:

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Thank you @Sjuday2527 !!

  1. Wear long-sleeve shirts and long pants.
  2. Treat clothes with repellents like permethrin.
  3. Use EPA-registered mosquito repellent creams or sprays.
  4. Consider using mosquito netting if you will be in an areas with many mosquitoes .

These are some precautions to betaken i also take before clicking photos.

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@rahil.bhai_007 great to have listed these precautions.
Are you also looking in which season which mosquitoes are prevalent?
Do you have any data regarding it?
This could be a great project if done across the year.

Also which are the places where there are more mosquitoes? are they correlating with the occurrence of mosquito-borne diseases? have you looked at malaria or dengue data from any government websites? is it correlating with it can be looked at…

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1.The season in which i have deserved most of the mosquito breeding is the rainy season in kanpur and the rains are still prevalent .
2.This month in our area i have only collected around two to three sample in a day between the time 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm in our Cube Locality Lab. we have found 12 aedes albopictus and 2 aedes aegypti mosquitoes and the hunt is still on!
3.In outdoor plant pot areas and in so places where rain water is accumulated.
4. Yes! they are correlating because they spread vector borne diseases.
5. HERE IS A Reference on the data collected by the government in THE YEARS 2010-16 in the state of ODISHA
REFERENCE : Distribution of and associated factors for dengue burden in the state of Odisha, India during 2010–2016
I think we need more data from our side to correlate both of the data’s.

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This is the table of the data analysed by the the government of India of the state Odisha between the years 2010-2016

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Well, if permethrin is acting as a repellent to the mosquitoes, can it also affect us too by any chance at a small level ? Does it affect so ? Is it really safe if we treat our clothes with permethrin everyday just to avoid mosquitoes?

When people get permethrin on their skin, they may have irritation or tingling, burning and itching at that spot. If permethrin gets in the eyes it can cause redness, pain or burning.
reference : Permethrin General Fact Sheet.

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according to this reference : Insect Precautions - Permethrin, Deet, and Picaridin: IU Health Center.

It says Permethrin , when used as an insect repellent , is used on clothing only , not on skin. YES! Permethrin is an important part of a safe and effective mosquito prevention program

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If used on the clothing , then too it is coming in contact with the skin …If permethrin is causing irritation or burning etc why to use such things …instead aren’t any other alternatives for permethrin?

The team of researchers found that coconut oil compounds can repel biting flies and bed bugs for two weeks, while against ticks their repellence was effective for at least one week. Topical application of high concentration of coconut oil can also repel mosquitoes and prevent potentially fatal mosquito bites

REFERENCE : DIFFERENT TYPES OF OILS USED FOR REPELLING MOSQUITOES

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