volume 44, issue 2, P243-246 2011
DOI: 10.1590/s0037-86822011000200022
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Abstract: ABSTRACTIntroduction: This study aimed to evaluate the presence of Aedes aegypti in breeding sites located in vacant lots (VLs) and determine the effectiveness of VL cleaning to reduce insect foci. Methods: Two types of VLs were sampled, the experimental VL, which was cleaned monthly, and the control VL, which was not cleaned. Results: Monthly cleaning of VLs reduced the abundance of immature forms of A. aegypti. Conclusions: Strategies for combating this vector should include regular cleaning of VLs and educ…

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