Staff Reporter

KOLLAM: Sainudeen Pattazhy, environmentalist and senior lecturer in zoology at S.N. College here, said here on Monday that experimental studies had shown that the fogging process to control mosquito population, being carried out for several years, had an adverse effect on insects such as elephant mosquitoes.

In a statement here, he said elephant mosquitoes do not feed on human blood. However, the larvae of these mosquitoes feed on the larvae of other mosquitoes.

He said a biological method to control mosquito population was by introducing the larvae of elephant mosquitoes in the aquatic system. He said adult elephant mosquitoes thrived on plant sap.