Welcome to the Maine Environmental Policy Institute's West Nile virus and Mosquito Control Information Page.
Here we present our research paper on the topic and list other useful web resources.

OVERKILL: Using pesticides to control West Nile Virus
mosquitoes may do more harm than good

Prepared by the
Maine Environmental Policy Institute
May 2001

(Note: The Maine edition has not been updated since its publication.
An updated California edition was released on 8/21/03, see link below.
See sources below for current information and news.)

Findings and recommendations

Click here for instructions on printing the report

Table of contents

Read the OVERKILL report

References, Bibliography, Notes

Click here for the Massachusetts edition of the OVERKILL report

Click here for the Connecticut edition of the OVERKILL report

Click here for the updated (8/21/03) California edition of the OVERKILL report (pdf file)

Japanese translation of the California edition of the OVERKILL report

For more information

  • The West Nile Virus web site maintained by Cornell University, Center for the Environment, Environmental Risk Analysis Program (ERAP) is a wealth of information on the topic
  • ERAP's West Nile Virus Weblinks

    For national news on West Nile virus:

  • Check today's headlines using Google News search of 4,500 news sources for "west nile virus"
  • Check the SPRAYNO discussion list
  • Check the Yahoo WNv list.

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