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Tehran's Answer to Whiteflies

August 18, 2016
IranWire

Every summer, it's the same. Whiteflies descend upon Tehran, adding a level of nuisance to the already hot and polluted capital. 

The insects, which are related to cicadas and aphids, pose a danger to crops, and are not dangerous to human beings. But the sheer number of them is a huge irritant to city dwellers. 

Now city authorities have come up with a plan: sticky yellow traps, stuck on the barks of trees that line the city. The traps are unsightly — but they solve the problem of Tehran's annual whitefly invasion. 

 

 

 

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