State House OKs restrictions on insecticide use near coast

Jun 3rd, 2013 | By | Category: Featured Story

A bill that would restrict the use of insecticides to control mosquitoes that might carry the West Nile virus passed in the House by a vote of 140-1 last week.

Methoprene and resmethrin would be prohibited for use in storm drains and “conveyance for water” such as pipelines, near the coast.

The bill comes in response to concern over a possible link between the insecticides and the decreasing lobster population in Long Island Sound.

For more on this story, visit: The Day – State House OKs restrictions on insecticide use near coast | News from southeastern Connecticut.

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