May 1, 2003
MANY MOSQUITO CONTROLS ONLY HAMMER BUYER’S POCKETBOOK
Writer: Robert Burns (903) 834-6191, firstname.lastname@example.org
Source: Dr. Jimmy Olson (979) 845-5037, email@example.com
OVERTON – When it comes to mosquito control devices, about the only
that works is common sense, says an entomologist with Texas A&M
"What's particularly disturbing to Olson are the pesticide misting
now on the market. There are several models, but they generally work by
emitting small puffs of the insecticides at timed intervals around a
perimeter. The devices are expensive, costing as much as $5,000, and
effectiveness is suspect. Worse is the amount of pesticide they release
the environment over time and the possibility of inhalation by residents
the drift of the pesticide to other properties."
"It's about the most indiscriminate, irresponsible use of a chemical
that I've ever seen," Olson said.
Mike Quinn, New Braunfels, TX, firstname.lastname@example.org
Celestial Habitats by J. Kolenovsky
2003 Honorable Mention Award, Keep Houston Beautiful
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