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How to Control Pests

Mosquito is one bug that is most prevalent in India and that which causes a variety of diseases.

health and fitness Updated: Jun 10, 2003 18:07 IST
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Bug life abounds around the house. Animal conservator Gerald Durrel felt what a tree is to creatures, a city is to man. Even concrete has become an accepted habitat of pests. Here we take a look at the one bug that is the most prevalent in India and that which causes a variety of diseases: the mosquito.

Types of Mosquitoes

If it is any consolation, mosquitoes are present in all parts of the world. There are four species in India which are the main cause of concern from the health point of view.

The species and the diseases they spread are:

SpeciesDiseases
AnophelesMalaria
MansonoidesMalayan (Brugian) filariasis and Chigungunya fever
CulexBancroftian filariasis, Japanese encephalitis, West Nile fever and Viral arthritis
AedesDengue fever (among others)


(Source: Webhealthcentre.com)