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What effect does urban mosquito programs have on the plant and insect relationships in urban ecosystems? Especially in regard to the West Nile Virus? 

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: Patricia Susman4 13 Feb 2013
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Our city is spraying for mosquito in wider and wider ranges because of the West Nile outbreaks. Each year there are fewer populations of pollinators and predators. Not only would I like to see research that explores possible disturbance in the insect/plant relationships, but also explores the effects of potential public hysteria combined with a lack of knowledge when it comes to dealing with West Nile Virus. Does public ignorance place demands on the actions taken by public health officials or are these officials part of the hysteria?

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