Wednesday, May 13, 2009

New weapon turns fire ants into headless zombies

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

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