Methoprene, an insect growth regulator, is considered a biochemical pesticide that is acutely toxic to estuarine invertebrates, including valuable food and commercial species like crabs and lobsters. Environmental Protection Agency studies have found that Methoprene can be lethal to non-target organisms such as lobsters and crabs.
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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. Click on this Environmental Headline for more on this story from The Day.
The Connecticut House of Representatives has passed a bill that would restrict the use of methoprene, an insecticide thought to be behind the decline of the lobster population in Long Island Sound. State Representatives passed a modified version of the measure 130-to-16 Monday at the state Capitol. It now awaits action in the Senate. via