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West Nile aerial spraying

Posted by vundril 8 a Dallas TX (My Page) on
Wed, Aug 15, 12 at 18:19

Dallas county has had 10 deaths from West Nile virus. Although area spraying on the ground has been done over many areas of the metroplex, the city of Dallas and several surrounding burbs have elected to go with widesread aerial spraying of Sumithrin and Prallethrin. Both ingredients are pyrethroids, or synthetic chemical insecticides, designed to mimic the natural pyrethrins extracted from chrysanthemum flowers. I am sad to see it come to this as organic gardener with a fish pond and , at one time, home to wild bee hive that inhabited my owl house for several years.

any thoughts on how devastating citywide spraying will be on bees and beneficial insects. (I definitely have to cover my fish pond).

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RE: West Nile aerial spraying

Back in the 50's and 60's the subdivision we lived in did aerial spraying every year with who knows what chemical and we still had plenty of bees. I don't think that you need to be concerned.

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