Fort Worth to begin ground spraying to combat West Nile virus
Fort Worth officials will begin ground-level spraying of insecticide to attack mosquitoes for the first time since the 1990s as the city steps up efforts to deal with the spread of West Nile virus.
Join the discussion below, or Read more at Star-Telegram.com.
#1 Aug 18, 2012
Adulticides are controversial chemical sprays/fogs that seek to stop the breeding cycle of adult mosquitos. These chemicals, although EPA approved, come with warnings, cautions and very specific application instructions. When the City of Euless applies adulticides to wide spread areas it becomes impossible to ensure the health and safety of the citizens. The city of Euless poorly communciated the use of adlticides to its citizens, failed to publish which adulticide was to be in use nor did they give specific times when the applications were to occur. This has put the public at risk.
Additionally, the use of adulticides is in direct violation of property rights due to the dispersing nature of the chemical spray/fog. Applications of this nature can and should not be applied with out the home/land owners approval. Many other cities in our nation have set forth very strict public communication campaigns when adulticides have been used, including an option to join a 'no-spray' list for homeowners that do not wish their land, families and animals be subject to these toxins.
Please sign our petition https://www.change.org/petitions/stop-city-wi...
Add your comments below
|Boone County man tests positive for Zika virus||7 hr||seh||1|
|Beekeeping helps Ohio teen overcome learning hu...||Thu||They cannot kill ...||1|
|Vacationing in Michigan? Leave your firewood at...||Jun 23||chance||1|
|Take part in the big garden bee count||Jun 17||Apiculture||1|
|Norton Priory attempts to make the world's bigg...||Jun 17||Apiculture||1|
|Mosquito traps using Bti: Fact or fantasy?||Jun 14||Emerogork||1|
|Zika Virus Could Spread Through Oral Sex and Ki...||Jun 6||Jack||1|
Find what you want!
Search Entomology Forum Now
Copyright © 2016 Topix LLC