Mosquito Research Paper

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Statement of the Problem
Mosquitos are small flies that has been existing and evolving from generations. There are many different species of mosquitos that feed on the blood of various kinds of hosts. Though the loss of blood is not much of a serious problem, the roles of many species of mosquitoes are as vectors of diseases. Of all disease-transmitting insects, the mosquito is the greatest menace, spreading malaria, dengue and yellow fever, which together are responsible for several million deaths and hundreds of millions of cases every year.

According to a report from the World Health Organization, malaria is endemic in 91 countries, with about 40% of the world's population at risk. Up to 500 million cases occur every year, 90% of them
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Evaluation of Some Plant Essential Oils against the Brown-Banded Cockroach, Supella longipalpa (Blattaria: Ectobiidae): A Mechanical Vector of Human Pathogens
Sharififard et al. evaluated against the 3rd and 4th instar nymphs using three bioassay methods; continuous contact toxicity, fumigant toxicity and repellent activity. Five essential oils used in the tests were extracted from fresh or dried plant foliage. They found out that Oregano oil could be used as a potential repellent against S. longipalpa. All five essential oils could be used as the safe compounds for surface treating or fumigation in cockroach control programs while rosmary and oregano oils exhibited the most

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