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Successful New Mosquito Control Experiment

Discussion in 'GatorTail Pub' started by GatorNavy, Jul 11, 2018.

  1. GatorNavy

    GatorNavy Damn the torpedoes! Moderator Premium Member

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    Here is an article on a successful test which greatly reduced the mosquito population in areas of Australia. I didn't realize the Aedes aegypti mosquito which spreads the Zika virus in south Florida is an invasive species.

    "Although the majority of mosquitoes don't spread diseases, the three mostly deadly types -- the Aedes, Anopheles and Culex -- are found almost all over the world and are responsible for around (17%) of infectious disease transmissions globally."

    Australian experiment wipes out over 80% of disease-carrying mosquitoes - CNN
     
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  2. WhattaGator

    WhattaGator All Along The Watchtower Moderator VIP Member

    Man! Would it be great if this works!
     
  3. mh2os

    mh2os VIP Member

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    when is this coming to the USA?
     
  4. LakeGator

    LakeGator Mostly Harmless Moderator VIP Member

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    This sounded familiar so I did one of those fancy new fangled Interweb search thingies. After many microseconds of searching I found several articles and a video from one of the most authoritative insect control site, Accuweather, that describes how they were doing this in South Florida. Some people would count that as the USA. :)

    Speaking of the ultimate source, Wikileaks has a small article on this technique for use against other insects.