FLORA AND FAUNA ISSN 2456-9364(Online) 0971-6920(Print)
2021 Vol.27 No.2 PP 271­-278
Efficacy of Nanoparticles as a research tool to control Mosquito vector: A review
Vareesh Baghela and *Neetu Kachhwaha
Department of Zoology,
University of Rajasthan,
*Corresponding Author : Email : drneetu2011@gmail.com
Nanotechnology has revolutionized a wide array of disciplines with its explicit applications in various important fields related to human health and environment. Utilization of nanoparticles to control mosquito menace is one of the most important output of nano research. Mosquitoes are a threat to the worldwide population as they serve as vectors for a variety of diseasecausing organisms. They are responsible for numerous diseases like malaria, dengue, chikungunya, yellow fever, West Nile fever, Japanese encephalitis, etc. Conventional control methods use various chemicals and physical agents which are unable to fulfill the current demand of mosquito control strategy. From the decades, the application of these chemicals are causing a continuous harm to biotic and abiotic components of the ecosystem. Therefore, recent studies are focusing on the novel and safe nanotool that are proving a boon to control measures against mosquito population.Plant mediated nanoparticles approach has shown impressive results in the field of mosquito control biology.Green synthesis of copper, zinc and silver nanoparticles have shown their toxic effects against mosquito.The review provides an insight of green revolution of rapidly growing nano research as a green nanotool control tactics to minimize the damage caused due to mosquito borne diseases.

Key words : Characterization, Green synthesis, Insecticidal bed nets, Mosquito, Nanotechnology, Nanotool, Vector-borne diseases.
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