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Subject: Insecticide prompts death by sexual frustration Date: 1/19/2013 12:52 PM
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This is very cruel.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/insect...

A new breed of insecticides is taking a novel approach to controlling disease-carrying, crop-destroying pests: sexually frustrating the bugs to death. While previous efforts have focused on annihilation via poison, success is usually short-lived as the animals become resistant to even the strongest insecticides. “While [the pests] wait for us to develop even stronger poisons, surely they must chuckle to themselves as all the evidence of negative environmental and health consequences pile up,”

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