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|Title:||Evaluation of products for control of mosquitoes at disposal sites in the Galveston District|
|Authors:||University of Houston Downtown. Department of Natural Sciences.|
United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Galveston District.
Cofrancesco, Alfred F.
Flosi, Jeffrey W.
Dredging disposal sites
|Publisher:||Environmental Laboratory (U.S.)|
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
|Series/Report no.:||Technical report (U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station) ; EL-88-3.|
Abstract: Dredged material disposal areas provide breeding habitats for high numbers of mosquitoes. The close proximity of many of these sites to human populations often requires the initiation of mosquito control measures. Such control measures are sometimes hampered by the density of the vegetation canopy present within the disposal sites. Nine mosquito larvicide products were tested for their ability to disperse and penetrate vegetation canopies of varying densities at a disposal site in the US Army Engineer District, Galveston. The top three products for penetration efficiency at the site with heaviest vegetation canopy were Teknar granular (97 percent), Bactimos FC (87 percent), and Vectobac AS (87 percent). However, at the site with the lightest vegetation canopy, Teknar granular (100 percent), Altosid SR-10 (73 percent), and Bactimos FC (70 percent) had the highest penetration efficiency.
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