Insecticide-treated nets control pests in animal shelters, reduce mosquitoes in homes
Black insecticide-impregnated nets encircling livestock pens kill disease-carrying mosquitoes and flies
27 March 2013, Rome – Asimple but innovative use of insecticide-impregnated nets to protect livestock is doubling and in some cases tripling milk outputs on smallholder dairy farms while also reducing mosquito-borne illnesses in humans in Kisii, Kenya, in the country’s western highlands. The FAO project is part of a wider strategy to vastly improve animal health in areas most affected by tropical diseases.
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