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Trapping mosquitos, eyeing Zika

Sunday, July 10, 2016   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Samantha Porter
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"What looks like a blue laundry hamper attached to an extension cord sits outside a warehouse in northeast Canton. The vessel is pungent like old gym socks — equipped with a stick of "human scent." A vacuum keeps a black cap continually open.

"In a day or so the Stark County Health Department will pick up the container and take it back to headquarters in Plain Township. They'll freeze the contents and later dump the haul out on a white piece of paper where employees will collect and catalog each individual mosquito..."

 

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