:: Volume 15, Issue 2 (Quarterly 2011) ::
Feyz 2011, 15(2): 161-173 Back to browse issues page
Drainage methods for the control of mosquitoes
Rohollah Dehghani, Gholam Reza Mostafaei *, Iran Zarghi
Kashan University of Medical Sciences , mostafai_gr@kamus.ac.ir
Abstract:   (5404 Views)

Background: Considering the importance of mosquito control in public health and the need to use non-chemical and safe methods for the environment health, the aim of the present study was to review the advantages of drainage methods for the control of mosquito.

Materials and Methods: This study was carried out by a systematic search using key words in Internet, related websites, scientific research journals both in English and Persian during 1982-2010. Among the searched materials, the most eligible resources were selected and evaluated.

Results: The history of problems caused by mosquitoes and how to control them in human communities, date back to the human life. Due to its simplicity, durability and harmless nature, the method has a worldwide application. Applying different drainage methods in areas with high water table and rainfall is an effective and appropriate way to control mosquitoes.

Conclusion: to sum up, drainage method, as a non-chemical method, has the potential of being environmentally safe.

Keywords: Environmental control, Mosquitoes, Subsurface drainage, Surface drainage
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2011/06/22


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