aerial spraying is "DEVASTATING to non-target species

Michael Gochfeld gochfeld at
Mon Nov 13 21:41:17 EST 2000

In case I was unclear or hesitant, or in case anyone thinks that I was 	
quoted out of context, let me be unswervingly clear with only a slight 

aerial spraying of the insecticides is devastating to non-target 

When someone comes up with a mosquito-specific insecticide and cares to 
actually test it for efficacy on the one hand and specificity on the 
other, I would be willing to modify this view.

I would add a corollary to this: if it doesn't kill non-target species, 
how can you have confidence that it is killing the target species, 
unless you launch an adequate field study?

Mike Gochfeld


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