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Mustard Seed Meal: A Promising Bio-Based Control for Mosquito Larvae

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Research by the U.S. Agricultural Research Service has demonstrated that mustard seed meal, containing glucosinolates, can serve as an effective bio-based control for mosquito larvae. Adding mustard seed meal to water inhabited by mosquito larvae disrupts their growth and development, ultimately leading to their demise. This natural approach offers a safer and eco-friendly alternative to synthetic insecticides, potentially reducing the prevalence of disease-carrying mosquitoes without harming other organisms or posing risks to human health.