CL&P uses bugs to fight weeds

Connecticut Light and Power is using insects to combat a pesky plant that could wreak havoc in our area.Crews released 1,000 little bugs called weevils

NORWALK - Connecticut Light and Power is using insects to combat a pesky plant that could wreak havoc in our area.

Crews released 1,000 little bugs called weevils that will eat the weed known as the mile a minute vine.

Officials hope the weevils will keep the vine from taking over the East Rocks sub-station in Norwalk.

The plant has invaded at least 19 towns in Connecticut.

It can grow up to six inches a day and has seeds that can remain dormant for up to seven years before suddenly sprouting later.

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