Bugs wage war on sewage gnats

Gould, Richard
June 1991
New Scientist;6/15/91, Vol. 130 Issue 1773, p24
Announces that a team of researchers from the Universities of Salford and Cardiff, have successfully used bacteria to control a species of gnat which thrives of sewage material. Possible use of biological pesticides in the sewage industry; Prior use of chemical pesticides such as organophosphates; When the problem is worst in Britain.


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