Saturday, October 22, 2011
With the very real threat of a host of nasty infectious diseases getting a foothold in southern Ontario thanks to global warming, Niagara’s public health department and Brock University have joined to set up what’s called a Rothamsted trap to keep a close eye on any disease-carrying bugs moving into the region. The trap, set up at the DeCew water treatment plant in St. Catharines, is on a 40-foot-high pole and can catch a wide variety of bug species, Bill Hunter, manager of environmental health for the Region, said in a report to a regional committee on Oct. 18. It’s the first trap of its kind in Canada and only the second in North America, he said. CLICK ON THE PHOTO TO LINK TO FULL STORY.

With the very real threat of a host of nasty infectious diseases getting a foothold in southern Ontario thanks to global warming, Niagara’s public health department and Brock University have joined to set up what’s called a Rothamsted trap to keep a close eye on any disease-carrying bugs moving into the region. The trap, set up at the DeCew water treatment plant in St. Catharines, is on a 40-foot-high pole and can catch a wide variety of bug species, Bill Hunter, manager of environmental health for the Region, said in a report to a regional committee on Oct. 18. It’s the first trap of its kind in Canada and only the second in North America, he said. CLICK ON THE PHOTO TO LINK TO FULL STORY.

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