Mosquitoes' Key To Insecticide Resistance
Pesticide Resistance: Strategies and Tactics for Management
Our Stolen Future: What Milloy knows that "just ain't so"
DDT and DDE exposure in mothers and time to pregnancy in daughters
Blowing the Whistle on West Nile - Shades of 1950's and DDT
Landrieu and Breaux Ask Air Force to Respond to West Nile
1) Insecticide resistance in mosquitoes is very wide-spread in LA - see pages 5 and 7 of the May 21 issue. This is according to both the New Orleans Mosquito Control Board and Society of Vector Ecology.
May 21, 2002 - Page 5
May 21, 2002 - Page 7
2) Spraying is essentially worthless for the tiger mosquito (Aedes albopictus) - see the March issue. There are many citations supporting this assertion besides the included.
March 11, 2002
JUST A COINCIDENCE? Louisiana probably has the most unrestricted mosquito spraying of anywhere in the U.S.. Yet in 2002 this state also happened to have by far the most human cases of any southern state (323 cases). If spraying works, then why didn't it work here?
Taken from the issue of March 8, 2003
Impact of naled (Dibrom 14) on the mosquito vectors of eastern equine encephalitis virus The possibility that applications of naled contributed to increased populations of Cs. melanura discredits the rationale that preventive applications of naled reduce the risk of EEE.
DDT-resistant insects given genetic boost that helps resistance spread Insects that can withstand the powerful pesticide DDT that was banned in the 1970s have a genetic advantage over their rivals that has helped them spread across the globe ever since, according to research published in Current Biology
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