Green pesticide tested at UNM

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – The annoying grasshoppers that have descended upon Albuquerque this spring may soon be out of luck.

Adam Forshaw with the New Mexico start-up Eco Pesticides is testing an environmentally-friendly pesticide at UNM.

He’s also testing it in North Africa with help from a grant from the Gates Foundation.

Forshaw says the pesticide targets pests without causing damage to the environment.

It’s not for sale to the public just yet, but it could be by the next time insects invade Albuquerque. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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