Florida facing threat from two mosquito-borne diseases

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chucky78 wrote:

It’s time for some DDT. Millions of lives have been lost in Africa because DDT was banned. Now we know that was a mistake.

Jun 04, 2014 6:47pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Zeptron2000 wrote:

Of course we could use DDT but that might make sense.

Jun 04, 2014 10:44pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
JASHERM wrote:

How many lives were lost or ruined by the environmentalists when they banned DDT? Why haven’t they banned Roundup? GMOs with BT Toxin?

Jun 04, 2014 11:22pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
CharlaStar wrote:

I just do not understand why government funded labs are not irradiating mosquitos to make them sterile and doing releases so when they breed, there are no young. This is how other pests have been gotten rid of in the past.

Jun 05, 2014 3:02am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Luxomni wrote:

Are you sure they’re not from the friendly labs of Plum Island?

Jun 05, 2014 10:10am EDT  --  Report as abuse
JillCitizen wrote:

Of course, you could have customs screen everyone returning to the US but that would be too much work for a government employed operation. Plus, we have all those pesky folks that avoid customs altogether at the borders. Yep, spray them all with DDT.

Jun 05, 2014 1:01pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Patrixia wrote:

Good thing we have expanded Medicaid here in FL. No, wait….we don’t.

Jun 05, 2014 1:18pm EDT  --  Report as abuse

So let me guess some right wing blog or talk radio host is spouting off about government regulation and DDT somewhere, so the parrots come here?

Anyhow, things are like are to be expected with a warming climate, but the good news is in the next 50 years most of FL may be under water, so this will be the least of their problems.

Jun 05, 2014 4:33pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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