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Toxicity of Selected Mosquito Sprays to Channel Catfish Sac Fry

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http://handle.nal.usda.gov/10113/55541
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Abstract:
In the spring when channel catfish, Ictalurus punctatus, hatcheries are in full operation, the associated moisture and warm temperatures provide a haven for mosquitoes. Large swarms of biting mosquitoes in a hatchery can make the tedious work of egg-picking (i.e., removing dead and fungus-infested eggs from egg masses) and feeding fry almost unbearable. Besides causing undesirable working conditions – for workers sensitive to mosquito bites, blisters, bruises, or large inflammatory reactions can occur – mosquitoes also harbor viruses or other diseases that can be transmitted to humans, including West Nile Virus.
Author(s):
Charles C. Mischke , David J. Wise
Note:
USDA Scientist Submission
Source:
Journal of the World Aquaculture Society 2009 v.41 no.1
Language:
English
Year:
2009
Collection:
Journal Articles, USDA Authors, Peer-Reviewed
Rights:
Works produced by employees of the U.S. Government as part of their official duties are not copyrighted within the U.S. The content of this document is not copyrighted.