Table 2: Mosquitoes identified from larvae collected from artificial containers in Dire Dawa.

Type of containerNumber of containers inspectedNumber of positive containers (%)Species of mosquitoes
Ae. aegypti (%)Culex (%)

Tire276135 (33.33)221 (13.98)146 (49.82)
Barrel7865 (16.04)371 (23.48)56 (19.11)
Plastic drum11698 (24.19)659 (41.70)28 (9.55)
Jerricans14377 (19.01)144 (9.11)12 (4.09)
Mud pot85 (1.23)54 (3.41)0
Flower pot282 (0.49)2 (0.12)5 (1.70)
Discarded sink335 (1.23)5 (0.31)16 (5.46)
Buckets3511 (2.71)12 (0.75)0
Plastic bowl192 (0.49)29 (1.83)0
Dustbin82 (0.49)35 (2.21)0
Polythene sheet52 (0.49)46 (2.91)0
Discarded excavator11 (0.24)2 (0.12)30 (10.23)

Total7504051580293