Epa Oks Pest-control Mosquito

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  1. Ted Richards

    Ted Richards Well-Known Member
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    EPA OKs first living pest-control mosquito for use in United States

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has approved using a strain of male Asian tiger mosquitoes (Aedes albopictus) as a biopesticide in the District of Columbia and 20 states, including California and New York. Kentucky-based MosquitoMate was granted the right to sell these mosquitoes, called ZAP Males, for the next five years, the agency announced November 7.

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    How are we to know that a contracted supplier of something as dubiously unidentifiable as a "special" mosquito, will be the actual type dispersed? Or, am I too much the "doubting Thomas"? If you say, "yes", consider the multitude of already-instituted EPA demands which have proved useless, some even more harmful than if done without.
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