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Summer 2023


By spreading a number ofviruses, mosquitoes are responsible for the death of humans more than any other creature in the world. They have been getting more resistant to insecticidesso we were experimenting with different cationic antiseptic QAC’s (Quaternary Ammonium Compounds) to use instead of insecticides. In the first life stages of the mosquito, larvae, mainly feed on bacteria and aquatic debris. The Antiseptic QAC kills the bacteriaand it works by disabling the bacteria in the larval water. Hence, killing the larvae by starvation. We were also able to change the concentrations of QAC and we were able to determine the smallest concentration needed to kill the larvae and how the concentration dwindles over time.



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