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Source Control
The best way to limit a mosquito population is to minimise recruitment. Killing the larvae before they become mobile adults is often the best way to proceed. The image below is a mosquito larva just below the surface of the water ... note that this example is NOT an Anopheles mosquito larva.













Detailed information is an essential
Data must be collected so that the most suitable interventions can be planned.

The data must be a combination of spatial, temporal and entomological and collected and communicated so that they can be used locally for rapid analysis a feedback, and on a larger basis for broader analysis.

It is now possible to link data to maps in a low cost and efficient manner.

Clean up
In some cases all that is needed is for the location to be drained so that mosquitoes cannot breed in the place.

Larvaciding
The best way to control mosquitoes is to limit recruitment by killing the larva. This can be done by techniques like spreading a thin film of oil over the water body or by larvaciding. Using oil in this manner is not environmentally friendly, but use of modern larvacides is very safe.

Monitoring ... getting follow up data
A malaria management program will only be successful if the interventions get the desired results. The biological interactions are complex, and results are not easily predicted. Accordingly results should be carefully measured and any needed changes in interventions made as rapidly as possible.

Place ... time ... effectiveness
Where, when and how effective are constant questions. The available interventions are many, and what is used needs to be based on what works. This is best determined empirically by good data collection and scientific analysis done rapidly.

The critical nature of time should be obvious when the life cycle of a mosquito is around 30 days.

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