Eradication of insects, dangerous to man
Apart from the many programs to eradicate insects dangerous to agriculture, SIT has shown its success in the health field. The American department of agriculture has eliminated the screwworm in the United States and South America, a fly which feds itself on blood and attacked livestock and humans by infecting wounds. The IAEA has eradicated the tsetse fly in Zanzibar that also attacked the livestock and was the cause for the sleeping sickness in humans.