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
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:
|Mansonoides||Malayan (Brugian) filariasis and Chigungunya fever|
|Culex||Bancroftian filariasis, Japanese encephalitis, West Nile fever and Viral arthritis|
|Aedes||Dengue fever (among others)|
First Published: Jun 10, 2003 18:07 IST