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Floods + heat = flies

Fly_2 As if the residents of coastal Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi didn't have enough to deal with after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, the conditions in those areas now are extremely conducive to flies. With the heat and moisture from floodwaters, plus the dead animals and rotting food, flies are breeding quickly.

Here's an article about the health risks those areas are facing now, in large part due to the insects. This page from the Louisiana State University AgCenter web site also describes the insect problems following floods.

Ftd_with_family_1 We're told that our Disposable Fly Traps have been in use (and filling up fast) by the National Guard downtown and in the area surrounding the University of New Orleans, and we are working on getting more of those traps down to the folks in the Southeast who need them.

October 11, 2005 in Flies | Permalink


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