It is 4:45 a.m. and I have been up for over an hour listening to the carnage.
Does he really think he is killing all the harmful insects in his yard with it? What's wrong with people anyway? The University of Delaware conducted the best-known study (Frick & Tallamy 1996) showing that only 31 out of 13,789 insects trapped (0.22%) were mosquitoes or biting gnats. The majority were beneficial insects; in fact, nearly half were non-biting aquatic insects such as caddisflies and midges that feed fish, frogs, birds and bats, the study found. Another 14% were insects that actually attack pests, such as wasps, ground beetles and ladybugs.
Where's Rachel Carson when you need her?
"SMW in the WSJ . . . "
2 hours ago