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ultra-low volume truck-mounted mosquito spray

View of the back of a white pickup truck, in the bed of which is a small engine next to a large green metal spray nozzle extending upward out of the bed, with the nozzle pointing to the right, out of which emanates a white mist.

In a new study on truck-mounted mosquito-control sprays, the proportion of local mosquito populations that could potentially carry West Nile virus decreased after treatments, even though overall numbers of mosquitoes weren’t affected—an “invisible” but positive sign about the utility of such mosquito management efforts. (Photo by Armed Forces Pest Management Board on Flickr, public domain)

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