Effectiveness in controlling mosquitoes with EcoBio-Block S - a novel integrated water purifying concrete block formulation combined with the insect growth regulator pyriproxyfen

Abstract

EcoBio-Block® S, a novel controlled release system (CRS) for the insect growth regulator pyriproxyfen, uses a water-purifying concrete block system (EcoBio-Block) composed of a porous volcanic rock and cement, and it incorporates the aerobic bacterial groups of Bacillus subtilis nallo. EcoBio-Block S showed high inhibitory activity against mosquito emergence as well as a water-purifying effect. Chemical analysis and bioassay showed that EcoBio-Block S provides a high-performance CRS that controls the release of pyriproxyfen at low levels according to "zero order kinetics."

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@inproceedings{Saita2017EffectivenessIC, title={Effectiveness in controlling mosquitoes with EcoBio-Block S - a novel integrated water purifying concrete block formulation combined with the insect growth regulator pyriproxyfen}, author={Hitoshi Saita and Susumu Shimabukuro and Kozue Hirano and Masachika Koga and Masayuki Iwashita and Hitoshi Kawada and Susumu Saita and Masachika Hirano and Masayuki Koga and TOSHIAKI IWASHITN and Masahiro Takagi}, year={2017} }