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New weapon turns fire ants into headless zombies

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Back in the 1930s a test was done on Noman’s Island off Massachusetts, introducing a tiny parasitic wasp to control ticks. It was reported to have reduced the tick population by 50% which can carry five different kinds of disease. Maybe the tick’s natural predators were once more numerous in the Northeast US extinguished by pesticide or other factors, i.e., wide-scale forest clearing, etc.

#2 – Wed May 13, 2009 10:50 AM EDT Newsvine


Written by georgejmyersjr

05/13/2009 at 8:41 pm

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