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Mosquito Officials' Budget Includes Wind Tunnel To Attract Bugs

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Mosquito control officials in northeast Florida are proposing the construction of a wind tunnel to help attract researchers and grant funding.

The St. Augustine Record reports that the proposed $4.6 million budget for the Anastasia Mosquito Control District includes $80,000 for an 800-square-foot wind tunnel.

The project would be funded largely by a millage rate increase currently on the table.

Commissioner Catherine Brandhorst said the wind tunnel would attract and capture mosquitoes to test.

The district also aims to participate in a World Health Organization program that coordinates evaluations of pesticides.