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When urban zones hit rural land


October 8, 2010
By The Province

October 4, 2010,
Abbotsford, BC – Anna Townrow still shivers every time she sees a fly. In July,
a strip mall on the edge of the Sumas Prairie in Abbotsford, B.C., was invaded
by houseflies in a scene straight out of a horror movie.

October 4, 2010,
Abbotsford, BC – Anna Townrow still shivers every time she sees a fly. In July,
a strip mall on the edge of the Sumas Prairie in Abbotsford, B.C., was invaded
by houseflies in a scene straight out of a horror movie.

The midsummer fly
infestation, which lasted about two weeks, began in a chicken barn a few
kilometers from the strip mall. Scientists from the B.C. Ministry of
Agriculture
were quick to calm disgruntled store owners, convincing them it was
a “one-time” incident.

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