Florida Keys turns to drones in battle against mosquitos

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'Maveric' drone made by company which supplies Canadian troops in Afghanistan will seek out mosquito breeding groundsTo the casual observer, it will look like a group of grown men and women playing with model aeroplanes. But in a carefully planned mission next week, a small airshow in the Florida Keys will mark a dramatic escalation in the war on the state's army of mosquitoes. Officials responsible for curtailing the swamp-heavy island chain's disease-carrying insects will deploy their first unmanned drone on a test flight. If the flight is successful, the Florida Keys Mosquito District will ...

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