I have heard that neem is a very good antidote for mosquitoes. One can
experiment with treating the mosquito nets with neem paste. Burning neem
leaves near sites of mosquito breeding kills them very effectively. As a
long term solution having neem trees around effectivels reduces the
presence of mosquitos. Neem is very hardy, hardly needs watering and
survives/thrives anywhere in India.Best thing to do would be to scout
around during the beginning of the monsoons, when there are lots of neem
saplings taking root, and transplant them. This is almost a religious
activity for some groups here.
Department of Humanities and Social Sciences
Indian Institute of Technology, Powai
Mumbai, 400076, India
Phone: 091 022 576 7372
On Thu, 11 Feb 1999, Jane Sherry/wcdev/US wrote:
> Hello Friends,
> I am asking for advice in combating malarial mosquitoes on behalf of Dr.
> Yeshi Dhonden, the Tibetan doctor I was recently privileged to see, when he
> was here in NYC from his clinic in Dharamsala, India and Dr. Marsha Woolf,
> a naturapath who works with him. According to Dr. Marsha Woolf (of The
> Tibetan Refugee Health Care Project), they are having a terrible time at
> the clinic in India with what she described as "DDT resistant" malarial
> mosquitoes. Apparently many people are dying of malaria there. She was
> wondering if there is something that mosquito netting can be treated with
> to combat the mosquitoes?
> I was wondering, further if there are any sustainable, organic, and/or
> biodynamic treatments that anyone on the list is aware of that could be of
> some help, not just to treat the mosquito nets, but the people and area in
> general? I would imagine they need both short and long-term solutions. If
> anyone has any suggestions at all, or contacts who could be of some
> assistance, I would be very grateful to be able to pass this information on
> to Dr. Woolf.
> Thank you in advance.
> Jane Sherry
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