Mosquito misters

May 1, 2003 MANY MOSQUITO CONTROLS ONLY HAMMER BUYER’S POCKETBOOK Writer: Robert Burns (903) 834-6191, snipped-for-privacy@tamu.edu Source: Dr. Jimmy Olson (979) 845-5037, snipped-for-privacy@tamu.edu
OVERTON – When it comes to mosquito control devices, about the only thing that works is common sense, says an entomologist with Texas A&M University.
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"What's particularly disturbing to Olson are the pesticide misting devices now on the market. There are several models, but they generally work by emitting small puffs of the insecticides at timed intervals around a house's perimeter. The devices are expensive, costing as much as $5,000, and their effectiveness is suspect. Worse is the amount of pesticide they release into the environment over time and the possibility of inhalation by residents and the drift of the pesticide to other properties."
"It's about the most indiscriminate, irresponsible use of a chemical control that I've ever seen," Olson said.
Full article: http://agnews.tamu.edu/dailynews/stories/ENTO/May0103a.htm
_______________________________________________ Mike Quinn, New Braunfels, TX, snipped-for-privacy@satx.rr.com
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