Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Florida to test drone designed for military and law enforcement for use in mosquito population control

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screenshot from Condor Aerial promo
Madison Ruppert
End The Lie

In one of the more unusual uses of a drone in recent history, the Florida Keys Mosquito Control District is considering using a drone originally designed for military and law enforcement to help combat the state’s mosquito problem.

While it’s not all that unsurprising that drones are being pushed for use by television stations and other commercial applications like real estate photography, using drones to eradicate mosquitoes is quite novel.

The drone would be used to spot the shallow-water pools that serve as breeding grounds for mosquitoes around the Florida Keys, making the task of eradicating the bugs a bit easier.