Between 600,000 dead children in Africa each year and the new Zika virus, it is time to declare war on mosquitoes. Now. Today. Before another state follows Hawaii's lead and has to declare a state of emergency.
For those too young, DDT was an incredibly effective tool against mosquitoes that was thought to harm birds. We now know it does not.
Environmentalists hate to admit they are wrong to the extent that children are expendable. While some contend, perhaps correctly, the mass fumigation was a problem, the judicious use of DDT under the present circumstances should be immediately considered.