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Unique mission targets Parris Island pests

Lt. Col. Don Teig, a medical entomologist assigned to the 757th Airlift Squadron, discusses the upcoming aerial spray mission with Bill Tate, the Marine Corps Recruit Depot’s Deputy G-4 here, April 5, 2016. The aerial spray flight from Youngstown Air Reserve Station's 910th Airlift Wing came to spray noseeums, small blood-sucking gnats, which are a major nuisance in the area. The mission is a nighttime aerial spray which has been found to be the most effective way to target the noseeums. Last year’s missions showed a control rate between 90 and 100 percent; 80 percent is considered successful mission. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Tech. Sgt. Rick Lisum)

PHOTO BY: Tech. Sgt. Rick Lisum
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