The Star reported Melwin Cheng Choon Lei and Tham Yong Shiang from SMJK Chung Ling had emerged as champions in the Chemistry category of the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair 2019 (Intel ISEF) for making crude cinnamon extract into a cost-effective and eco-friendly larvicide
, that can be used to get rid of Aedes mosquito larvae.
The village has coordinated with Clarke Mosquito Control to conduct additional testing and treat areas found to be breeding mosquitoes with larvicide
, officials said in a Facebook post.
Public health authorities need to be able to locate and map these water bodies so they can be treated using a larvicide
As described in the (https://academic.oup.com/jme/article/53/3/647/2222481/Biological-and-Chemical-Characterization-of-a-New) Journal of Medical Entomology , the "ovitrap" device is shaped like a small cup and is composed of a low-density polyethylene plastic mixed with the larvicide
pyriproxyfen, which prevents mosquito development.
Additional truck larvicide
treatments happened in the early morning hours beginning around 3 a.m.
Additionally, a Zika action plan was developed to outline mosquito-control larvicide
and adulticide operations if an imported human case of Zika virus was introduced into the county.
The DOST Mosquito OL Trap System is safe and makes use of an organic and natural material larvicide
as compared to the imported synthetic larvicides
Alejandro Garcia Padilla said he will support the spraying of Bti, an organic larvicide
. He said it should be sufficient to fight the mosquito-borne virus along with other ongoing efforts, but hoped no child would be "born with congenital defects because of the decision I took." Puerto Ricans in recent weeks have organized several protests against the use of naled, raising concerns about its potential effects on people and wildlife.
The Argentine group Physicians in the Crop-Sprayed Towns and Abrasco, a Brazilian public health organization, believe that the larvicide
pyriproxyfen is to blame.
When people drink water from containers that have been treated with pyriproxyfen, they are exposed to the larvicide
-- but in tiny amounts that do not harm their health.
A special squad has been formed who were conducting survey round the clock and Larvicide
operation at suspected dengue sites and taking protective measures, he added.
Based on those explanations above, a research using salam leaf extract was conducted which aimed to determine the effect of salam leaf extract (Syzygium polyanthum W.) as larvicide
against Aedes aegypti L.