Vector Biology and Control Laboratory

The Vector Biology and Control Laboratory in the Department of Zoology, Post Graduate College of Science Saifabad, Osmania University, Hyderabad, since its inception, has been focusing on various biological mosquito control methods for lessening of the mosquito menace and their causative diseases. In urban areas, sewage disposal is a challenging task due to fast emerging urbanization, which has became a paradise for some of the mosquito species to successfully reproduce. In cities like Hyderabad, mosquito breeding takes place mostly in sewage water. About 13 clinically important mosquito species were identified from municipal sewage sources of Hyderabad. The mosquito transmitted disease such as Chikungunya and the earlier problem of Dengue and malarial diseases have wrecked havoc in Andhra Pradesh.