County to spray East End again to curb West Nile

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posted on Jul, 31 2012 @ 09:19 AM
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The pesticide is said to be harmless to people and pets when released in low doses.


This is in Allegheny County, in Pittsburgh, PA.

It raises an eyebrow for me. How much is considered a "low dose"? And I mean spraying a pesticide over an entire area? All because there are ALLEGEDLY West Nile virus-infected mosquitos?

I really don't trust this. Even if they are telling the truth, look at how easy it is for them to find an excuse to spray chemicals all over the general population and no one hardly raises any objections.




posted on Jul, 31 2012 @ 09:30 AM
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What other method do you suggest?



posted on Jul, 31 2012 @ 09:49 AM
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They're spraying this stuff in Phoenix too.

I agree it seems to be a bit extreme. If people are worried about mosquitoes then spray some "OFF" or light one of those candles. I don't think we need to be spraying more chemicals on such a large scale!
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posted on Jul, 31 2012 @ 10:34 AM
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It's done in MN too. What's funny is it only kills the current batch of larvae and adults. As soon as it wears off or we get a rainfall, new ones move in. In a week or two, the population will be back to what it was. I have some friends who spray their yard regularly. They don't have any less mosquitos than I do on my property. I wonder if it kills all insects.






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