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Thursday, April 23, 2015

New breeding spots for Aedes

Look deeper: Dr Chitra explaining how water collected in-between plants such as
banana trees and pandan can be breeding spots for the mosquitoes.
AEDES mosquitoes are ‘going green’ as they are now choosing trees and plants as their breeding spots.
The part where leaves of the banana tree, daun pandan (screw pine) and the bromeliad plant connects to the trunk can serve as a cup that holds water, making it an ideal spot for mosquitoes to breed.
Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ) Health and Environment Department director Dr Chitra Davi N. Vadivellu said the larvae of the Aedes mosquito was found in such palm-like plants or trees that could hold water.  Read more .....

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