BIOLOGICAL CONTROL OF MOSQUITO BREEDING IN URBAN CITIES OF ASSAM
VASDEV . *
Malaria Research Centre (ICMR), Field Station, P. O. Sonapur, Kamrup, Assam-782 402, India
*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Preliminary Surveys revealed that Poecilia reticulata (Guppy fishes) were very effective to check mosquito breeding in open drainages of Guwahati metropolis. Hence, these fishes are being mass reared and released in drains and ponds of other major cities of Assam in close coordination with state/District Health authorities as bio-controls method to combat mosquito memace.
Keywords: Guppy fishes, Drains, mosquito breeding, Laraval Control