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dc.contributorUniversity of Houston Downtown. Department of Natural Sciences.-
dc.contributorUnited States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Galveston District.-
dc.contributor.authorCofrancesco, Alfred F.-
dc.contributor.authorFlosi, Jeffrey W.-
dc.descriptionTechnical Report-
dc.descriptionAbstract: 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.-
dc.publisherEnvironmental Laboratory (U.S.)-
dc.publisherEngineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)-
dc.relation.ispartofseriesTechnical report (U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station) ; EL-88-3.-
dc.rightsApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.-
dc.sourceThis Digital Resource was created from scans of the Print Resource-
dc.subjectInsect control-
dc.subjectMosquito control-
dc.subjectDredging spoil-
dc.subjectDredging disposal sites-
dc.subjectSpoil banks-
dc.subjectEnvironmental aspects-
dc.titleEvaluation of products for control of mosquitoes at disposal sites in the Galveston District-
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