Functional Mortality: What makes the mosquitoes lose legs?
Pyrethroid is a neurological insecticide that is absorbed by the legs of the mosquito. When the poison is detected, mosquitoes often dispose of the affected legs. With only three or fewer legs, mosquitoes lose their balance and can no longer fly, land or bite.
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The Science Behind Malaria Prevention
"Before we used to get sick all the time": perceptions of malaria and use of long-lasting insecticide-treated bed nets (LLINs) in a rural Kenyan community