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Mosquito trap claims to kill 90 per cent of West Nile Virus mosquitoes

Mosquito trap claims to kill 90 per cent of West Nile Virus mosquitoes

Lesley Ciarula Taylor
Staff Reporter
Published Wednesday October 10, 2012

Canadian scientist Gerardo Ulibarri is ready to start marketing a mosquito trap he says can kill 90 per cent of the pests in a few months.

And they’re hoping you can help.

The Mosquito DMZ, as the Laurentian University professor and his partner Kris Holland call it, is the product of six years of research in Canada and Guatemala.

No governments in Canada were providing research and development, money, however, so they have opened the door to crowdfunding.

“The evidence is so overwhelming, we want to repeat it again next summer,” Ulibarri told the Toronto Star.

He and Holland have discovered, after five years of trap use, that their northern Ontario properties have no signs of West Nile Virus mosquitoes.

Read more: http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/article/1268958--mosquito...