Hilgardia
Hilgardia
Hilgardia
University of California
Hilgardia

Chemical control: Conventional and nonconventional chemicals for mosquito control

Authors

Charles H. Schaefer
Mir S. Mulla

Authors Affiliations

Charles H. Schaefer is Entomologist, University of California, stationed at the Fresno Mosquito Control Research Laboratory, 5544 Air Terminal Drive, Fresno, CA 93727; Mir S. Mulla is Professor of Entomology and Entomologist, Department of Entomology, University of California, Riverside.

Publication Information

Hilgardia 34(3):28-29. DOI:10.3733/ca.v034n03p28. March 1980.

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Abstract

Although they have fallen into disfavor because of mosquito resistance and other problems, chemicals are still the fastest and most effective way to suppress mosquitoes. The thrust of nearly all University research in this area is on the development and evaluation of narrow spectrum insecticides that selectively kill mosquitoes with minimal injury to natural enemies and nontarget species. Promising new developments include insect growth regulators, which interfere with the growth processes of the mosquito larvae, juvenile hormones, mosquito attractants, repellents, and other substances derived from natural products.
Schaefer C, Mulla M. 1980. Chemical control: Conventional and nonconventional chemicals for mosquito control. Hilgardia 34(3):28-29. DOI:10.3733/ca.v034n03p28

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