Goshen mosquito controversy subject of award-winning film - Rutland Herald

A sixth grader took home $250 for a film documentary about mosquito infestation in Goshen. Makes you itchy just thinking about it.

"Taking second place and winning $250 with his video "Malathion" is Colt Bagnulo, of Goshen, who is in the sixth grade at Neshobe Elementary School. His video can be watched at bit.ly/0508Mosquito. “Mine was about the mosquito spraying,” he said, referring to the activities of the Brandon-Leicester-Salisbury-Goshen Insect Control District, which also serves Pittsford and Proctor. Malathion is a type of pesticide used to control adult mosquito populations. Its use has been debated by the BLSG and environmental groups. “It’s a big issue in Goshen, some people are really for it, some people are really against it, and because it’s one of the major issues in my town I said I was going to do it to raise awareness that it’s a thing, that it’s really harmful,” said Bangulo. “Many people don’t even know that it’s happening or that it’s going on right in their backyard.”"

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