Operational use of household bleach to 'Crash and Release' Aedes aegypti prior to Wolbachia-infected mosquito release | World Mosquito Program Skip to main content
This study tests the application of domestic bleach to temporarily reduce immature Aedes aegypti populations in water-filled containers. This may represent a simple and affordable option to suppress wild mosquito populations prior to undertaking releases of Wolbachia mosquitoes. By first suppressing wild mosquito populations‚ fewer Aedes aegypti releases are required to achieve a sustainable Wolbachia density threshold.
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