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Local Water Bug Battles Mosquitoes
Source: Manila Bulletin

 

A water bug found only in rice farms in the Philippines can be the potential biological control agent for the dreaded dengue, which kills thousands of Filipinos annually. Dr. Pio Javier of the College of Agriculture, University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB), says his analysis of the water bug, known scientifically as Diplonychus rusticus, showed it could be a potent tool to eradicate the Aedes aegypti, which carries the virus causing dengue hemorrhagic fever.  READ MORE ».