Florida To Kill Mosquitoes With Drones

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There are a lot of problems that need solving.  According to Florida Officials, high on that list would be death of all and any mosquitoes.  You see, they’ve decided to get rid of them all.  Using Drones.

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The state of Florida, which is made up of the swampy, shallow, warm waters that are ideal for mosquitoes to breed in are going to get rid of them all.  An experiment using aerial drones will take place this month, and will attempt to find the best places where mosquitoes will grow.

The best way to actually get rid of mosquitoes is to kill them before they have wings.  Mosquitoes breed and leave larvae in those warm shallow water pools.  Using a shortwave infrared camera, a Maveric Drone will take to the skies to find and pools or bodies of water where larvae are probably breeding in high numbers.

This experiment is only meant to find the places where Mosquito kids will grow, but further plans have weapon- and chemical- wielding drones coming by after.

[Via IEEE Spectrum]

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