Products approved for the treatment of mosquitoes of Public Health significance

Published online: 
01 May 2005

Report for the Ministry of Health - Environmental and health impacts of Bacillus thuringiensis israelensis

Date of publication: July 1998

Mosquito vectors of serious mammalian diseases could arrive in New Zealand at any time. The need for safe agents for their eradication and/or control is imperative.

Bacillus thuringiensis israelensis is a subspecies of the common insecticidal bacterium; it was discovered in 1978 and has high toxicity to Diptera.

A Review and Update of the Report “Environmental and health impacts of Bacillus thuringiensis israelensis” 1998

Date of publication: May 2005

In 2005 the Ministry of Health commissioned a report to review and update the original [1998/1999] environmental and health impact report.

Report for the Ministry of Health - Environmental and health impacts of the insect juvenile hormone analogue, S-methoprene

Date of publication: March 1999

Methoprene is an insect growth regulator which acts as a juvenile hormone mimic to disrupt normal development of insects. It is used extensively overseas against insects, in particular Dipteran pests.

Previously, methoprene has been recommended as an environmentally safe mosquitocidal agent for use in New Zealand. This report examines the known information on methoprene in relation to environmental effects and health.

A Review and Update of the Report “Environmental and health impacts of the insect juvenile hormone analogue, S-methoprene” 1999

Date of publication: May 2005

In 2005 the Ministry of Health commissioned a report to review and update the original [1998/1999] environmental and health impact report.

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  • Date of publication:
    01 May 2005
  • Ordering information:
    Only soft copy available to download
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