Control of Culex quinquefasciatus in pit latrines, using shredded, waste polystyrene.

@article{Nathan1996ControlOC,
  title={Control of Culex quinquefasciatus in pit latrines, using shredded, waste polystyrene.},
  author={Michael B. Nathan and Sean R. Toney and Sarah Bramble and Virginia Reid},
  journal={Annals of tropical medicine and parasitology},
  year={1996},
  volume={90 2},
  pages={207-12}
}
As an alternative to the use of commercially available, expanded-polystyrene beads, a study was made of the effectiveness of shredded, waste polystyrene (SWAP) for the control of Culex quinquefasciatus. The relevant physical properties of the SWAP were first investigated in the laboratory. Then, under field conditions in wet pit latrines, mosquito emergence rates were measured before and after application of the material. In the laboratory, when compared with the commercial product, the… CONTINUE READING