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Old 07-27-2011, 06:44 PM
 
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Is this why I always hear planes/helicopters at night? I head them last night!
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Old 07-27-2011, 07:34 PM
 
Location: Trashorida
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Is this why I always hear planes/helicopters at night? I head them last night!
No. Those are da hood helicopters
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Old 07-27-2011, 10:08 PM
 
Location: Miami
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They said they sprayed at dusk until a half hour after dark. When natural alternatives are available they should be used. Toxic chemicals should be a last resort, not first.
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Old 07-27-2011, 10:22 PM
 
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Article showing what Key West is doing:

District Explains Aerial Spraying in Key West (http://www.keysmosquito.org/news/press-release/90-district-explains-aerial-spraying-in-key-west.html - broken link)

Seems much safer imo.
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Old 07-28-2011, 06:09 AM
 
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They said they sprayed at dusk until a half hour after dark. When natural alternatives are available they should be used. Toxic chemicals should be a last resort, not first.
ive never seen a natural chemical effective enough to cut the mosquito population in my yard during the rainy season. they just like hiding in vegetation and if you have alot of it you have mosquitos but i live here for the vegetation.
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Old 07-28-2011, 03:44 PM
 
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I was reading that Dibron isn't going to help the bee population either.
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Old 07-28-2011, 04:29 PM
 
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I was reading that Dibron isn't going to help the bee population either.
no its not and no it sucks and it kills all sorts of other beneficial creatures too but i bet youll be the first one out the door saying we should spray like crazy if this place erupts with dengue hemorrhagic fever. i would prefer we spray light now instead of dumping millions of gallons of the stuff later. you would have the county marching through every square inch of this place to wipe out every possible place a mosquito could hide.
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Old 07-28-2011, 04:34 PM
 
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They can use DDT for all I care, these damn mosquitoes are out of control this year

Spray!!!!!!!!
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Old 07-28-2011, 10:50 PM
 
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no its not and no it sucks and it kills all sorts of other beneficial creatures too but i bet youll be the first one out the door saying we should spray like crazy if this place erupts with dengue hemorrhagic fever. i would prefer we spray light now instead of dumping millions of gallons of the stuff later. you would have the county marching through every square inch of this place to wipe out every possible place a mosquito could hide.
Nope, not me. I don't like the skeeters but I don't like the poisons more. First resort should be non-toxic or least toxic. The county's first response was toxic when no other method was attempted beforehand. I'll never agree with that even if the majority do.
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Old 07-29-2011, 06:16 AM
 
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Nope, not me. I don't like the skeeters but I don't like the poisons more. First resort should be non-toxic or least toxic. The county's first response was toxic when no other method was attempted beforehand. I'll never agree with that even if the majority do.




Fileengue06.png - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Cyan: Areas infested with Aedes aegypti. Red: Areas with Aedes aegypti and recent epidemic dengue fever.

Dengue fever - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

2nd Case Of Dengue Fever Confirmed In Miami-Dade County CBS Miami

We're basically a ticking time bomb here. I mean if dengue fever thrives in cuba, why not here?

historically they had dengue and malaria clinics all the way up to the panhandle until they wiped it all out with DDT. if we arent careful it could return.

Key West seeks to prevent dengue fever outbreak - Florida Keys - MiamiHerald.com (http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/05/17/2221525/key-west-seeks-to-prevent-dengue.html - broken link)
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