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, : Turtles. Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association 23(2 Suppl): 221-224

Juvenile turtles have the capacity to eat more than 500 3rd and 4th instar mosquitos per day. Keeping one turtle in each water-storage tank during field trials for a dengue-control project in Honduras eliminated all mosquito production from the tanks. In Louisiana, keeping turtles in residential roadside ditches polluted by septic-tank effluent reduced Culex quinquefasciatus larvae and pupae by more than 99%.

US$19.90

PMID: 17853607

DOI: 10.2987/8756-971X(2007)23[221:T]2.0.CO;2


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