All yr, officers work to guard New York Metropolis from a summertime West Nile virus outbreak. On the entrance line is Waheed Bajwa, an entomologist who counts sleeping mosquitoes and employs weapons similar to dry ice and bacteria-impregnated corncob granules, fermented rabbit chow, copper BB pellets and a tool known as a Multi-Tube Vortexer.
His first insect loves had been dragonflies and butterflies, however he has grown to admire mosquitoes, though his job requires that he slaughter them by the thousands and thousands. “Should you take a look at them underneath the microscope, oh, they give the impression of being lovely — I’ll present you!” he stated. “Their antennas. Their eyes, their compound eyes, their mouthparts.”
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