Friday, December 18, 2009
Frozen Muck, Dormant Pestilence
The first formations of ice on our fair city’s fetid ponds and puddles. Our favorite of course is the Downtown Mosquito Hatchery on Columbus. Another year goes by and this barely started project remains fallow, untouched. The mosquito population in Hudson County increased 300 percent in the summer of 2009; maybe we can initiate the new decade by breaking that record six months from now. Think about the hundreds of thousands of dormant mosquito eggs safe beneath the ice in their frozen muck hibernation paradise. Why worry about insect-borne disease when we are busy ignoring H1N1. Think about the potential hazards in your own mind before attempting to fix a Summer problem before it is even Summer!