Nuisance chironomids in waste water stabilization ponds: monitoring and action threshold assessment based on public complaints.

@article{Broza2003NuisanceCI,
  title={Nuisance chironomids in waste water stabilization ponds: monitoring and action threshold assessment based on public complaints.},
  author={Meir Broza and Malka Halpern and L Gahanma and Moshe Josef Inbar},
  journal={Journal of vector ecology : journal of the Society for Vector Ecology},
  year={2003},
  volume={28 1},
  pages={31-6}
}
Large populations of non-biting midges (Chironomidae) that emerged from waste water stabilization ponds in central Israel created severe nuisance to nearby residents in 1998. A study was begun in summer 1998 to examine the dynamics and phenology of the population as a basis for a successful control strategy. The extensive waste pond area required the development of efficient, reliable and competent sampling methods. The efficiency of four sampling methods was tested: (1) egg-mass counts, (2… CONTINUE READING

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