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dc.contributor.authorKurucz, Ninaen
dc.contributor.authorWhelan, Peter Ien
dc.contributor.authorCarter, Jane Men
dc.contributor.authorJacups, Susan Pen
dc.contributor.authorMcDonnell, Josephen
dc.date.accessioned2010-04-25T04:53:12Zen
dc.date.accessioned2013-07-16T03:41:54Zen
dc.date.available2010-04-25T04:53:12Zen
dc.date.available2013-07-16T03:41:54Zen
dc.date.issued2010-03-01en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10070/245884en
dc.description.abstractA coastal wetland with important larval habitats for Aedes vigilax (Skuse), the northern salt marsh mosquito is located adjacent to the northern suburbs of Darwin. This species is a vector for Ross River virus and Barmah Forest virus, as well as an appreciable human pest. To improve aerial larval control, we identified the most important vegetation categories and climatic/seasonal aspects associated with aerial control operations in this wetland after inundation with tide, rain and tide and rain combined. The analyses showed that the Schoenoplectus/mangrove areas require most of the control after inundation by tide only (30.1%), and also extensive control when tides and rain are coinciding (18.2%). Tide-affected reticulate vegetation requires extensive control after inundation by rain only (44.7%), and when tide and rain inundation coincide (38.0%). The analyses further showed that most of the control needs to be carried out between September and January, with a control peak in November and December. To maximise the efficiency of aerial salt marsh mosquito control operations in northern Australia, aerial control efforts should concentrate on Schoenoplectus/mangrove and tide-affected reticulate areas, especially between September and January.en
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dc.publisherMedical Entomology DHFen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesThe Northern Territory Disease Control Bulletinen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesVol. 17, No. 1en
dc.subjectDarwinen
dc.subjectMosquitoesen
dc.subjectInsectsen
dc.subjectDisease vectorsen
dc.subjectVector controlen
dc.subjectInsecticidesen
dc.subjectSurveysen
dc.subjectPlantsen
dc.subjectArbovirusesen
dc.subjectRoss River virus infectionsen
dc.subjectEncephalitisen
dc.subjectUrbanen
dc.subjectPublic healthen
dc.subjectMeteorological factorsen
dc.titleSalt marsh mosquito larval control in Leanyer coastal wetland, Northern Territoryen
dc.typeE-Booken
dc.typeArticleen
dc.description.notesDate:2010-03en
dc.relation.incollectionDepartment of Healthen
dc.relation.incommunityE-Booksen
dc.view.styleebooksen
dc.date.discovery2010-03-01en
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