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    Re: Battle Rises in Florida Keys Over Fighting Mosquitoes With Mosquitoes

    I would be all for genetically modified mosquitos that would lead to thier extinction.


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    Re: Battle Rises in Florida Keys Over Fighting Mosquitoes With Mosquitoes

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    There is more talk about deer tick illness like lyme diease and parasites in still waters more so than mosquitos.
    What do other vectors, diseases, or still water have to do with this conversation?
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    I have felt pain when I was in the womb. So when you say they are incapable of feeling pain, that is based on junk science.
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    A murderer putting a bullet through someone's brain is a medical procedure too.

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    Re: Battle Rises in Florida Keys Over Fighting Mosquitoes With Mosquitoes

    Quote Originally Posted by Lursa View Post
    What do other vectors, diseases, or still water have to do with this conversation?
    More important diseases that have actually killed people in recent years.

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    Re: Battle Rises in Florida Keys Over Fighting Mosquitoes With Mosquitoes

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    More important diseases that have actually killed people in recent years.
    Not sure you are qualified to decide which are more important.

    Are you implying that they arent attempting to find solutions to other disease-related issues in FL?

    Even that really has very little to do with this topic.
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    I have felt pain when I was in the womb. So when you say they are incapable of feeling pain, that is based on junk science.
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    Re: Battle Rises in Florida Keys Over Fighting Mosquitoes With Mosquitoes

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    I can only speak for the last 50 years living here and watching scientists chase their tails trying to "fix" the mosquito problem.
    Do you ever research before you post? YOUR country has a mosquito control board that includes routinely spraying, including to try to control West Nile disease. This is necessary despite the massive land alterations for drainage, water control and other methods to make your area inhabitable, since it - and everything south of just north of Orlando in Florida was woodland swamps, marshes, and otherwise entirely overrun with such as mosquitoes.

    We live further north than you and once you get out of clear and manipulated land the bugs and little critters make it unbearable. The top of that list is mosquitoes. And you live more in a semi-tropical zone than we do - while declaring people shouldn't live there is they don't like mosquitoes.

    But for what "scientists" have done, including those in regards to altering land and controlling water, you couldn't live there - or least would be running from your car to your house.

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    Re: Battle Rises in Florida Keys Over Fighting Mosquitoes With Mosquitoes

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    More important diseases that have actually killed people in recent years.
    Never heard of West Nile disease? In addition to terrible effects, it can be lethal particularly to infants, the aged and those with health issues. Mosquitoes spread it. Of course that's not the only disease.

    Malaria was one thing Florida was known for thru the 1800s until they learned it was by mosquitoes and "scientists" came up with ways to eliminate mosquitoes.

    Fortunately, mosquitoes don't travel far from their origins, so it doesn't take much distance of dry cleared land to dramatically reduce how many there are where people are.

    Why not check out your county's mosquito spraying schedule for your area. Explore the history of disease and mosquitoes in Florida, including before scientists became involved.

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    Re: Battle Rises in Florida Keys Over Fighting Mosquitoes With Mosquitoes

    Quote Originally Posted by Lursa View Post
    Not sure you are qualified to decide which are more important.

    Are you implying that they arent attempting to find solutions to other disease-related issues in FL?

    Even that really has very little to do with this topic.
    Florida has HUGE issues related to diseases and invasive species due to its tropical nature. Strangely, many people in their cities in central and South Florida do not realize they are living on cleared and massively altered land with drainage canals, creeks, streams and ditches everywhere to prevent it returning to swampland. If you fly over Central and South Florida you would think it is a massive collection of little swimming ponds with creeks and streams everywhere. Those are nearly all man-made to control the water and change the topography. Even with that, most of Central and South Florida is only a few feet above sea level.

    Despite being massively outnumbered and with inferior weaponry, plus having to protect their families, the Seminoles of Central/South Florida were the only NA tribe to never be defeated by or surrendered to the American military. They had one ally that was the reason: Nature. Mosquitoes, ticks, spiders, snakes, gators and - most significantly diseases mosquitoes, ticks and the swamp waters carried - was so crippling and deadly that no campaign by the USA military and/or state militias could last for long before disease attrition and desertions made continuing impossible.

    Even most Floridians in Central and South Florida don't realize how altered and manipulated their land is.

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    Re: Battle Rises in Florida Keys Over Fighting Mosquitoes With Mosquitoes

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    Well, I am outside most of the time. I hardly ever see a mosquito anymore. I see more love bugs. I rid ATVs all over the swamps from Brevard County Okeechobee and Marion County. Surf cast from Cape Canaveral National Sea Shore to Sebastian Inlet and still haven seen a bad mosquito problem worth worrying about.
    I really don't know how more specific I can be.
    Oh, and our dealership is right next to a 3 acre retention pond.
    SO what you are saying is that the mosquito control boards are doing a great job, correct?

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    Re: Battle Rises in Florida Keys Over Fighting Mosquitoes With Mosquitoes

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    SO what you are saying is that the mosquito control boards are doing a great job, correct?
    Must be, I dont think we need to be engineering other bugs or introducing other chemicals.

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    Re: Battle Rises in Florida Keys Over Fighting Mosquitoes With Mosquitoes

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    Florida has HUGE issues related to diseases and invasive species due to its tropical nature. Strangely, many people in their cities in central and South Florida do not realize they are living on cleared and massively altered land with drainage canals, creeks, streams and ditches everywhere to prevent it returning to swampland. If you fly over Central and South Florida you would think it is a massive collection of little swimming ponds with creeks and streams everywhere. Those are nearly all man-made to control the water and change the topography. Even with that, most of Central and South Florida is only a few feet above sea level.

    Despite being massively outnumbered and with inferior weaponry, plus having to protect their families, the Seminoles of Central/South Florida were the only NA tribe to never be defeated by or surrendered to the American military. They had one ally that was the reason: Nature. Mosquitoes, ticks, spiders, snakes, gators and - most significantly diseases mosquitoes, ticks and the swamp waters carried - was so crippling and deadly that no campaign by the USA military and/or state militias could last for long before disease attrition and desertions made continuing impossible.

    Even most Floridians in Central and South Florida don't realize how altered and manipulated their land is.
    Because most are from NY.

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