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Ovicidal Larvicidal (OL) Trap

Researchers from the Department of Science and Technologys Industrial Technology Development Institute saw that going down to the source of the vector could effectively decrease the number of dengue-carrying mosquitoes. After several laboratory studies, the researchers were able to prove this indeed. The number of Aegis aegypti mosquitoes went down after breeding places were treated, signaling the decrease of dengue cases too.

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" In Spring 1999, the water-based insect buster called Household Insecticide (HI) won Gonzalo Catan Jr. the Silver Medal at the 27th International Exhibition of Inventions in Geneva, Switzerland. This Filipino innovation makes use of 21 useful microorganisms, among other materials, to kill flies, mosquitoes, termites, ants, roaches, as well as dog ticks, fleas and lice. "

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