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Palo Alto marshlands to be sprayed for mosquitoes on Saturday morning

Original post made on Jun 20, 2020

Aerial spraying of an insecticide to halt the growth of mosquitoes that can spread disease will take place in Palo Alto's Baylands Saturday, June 20, starting at 7:30 a.m., the Santa Clara County Vector Control District has announced.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, June 19, 2020, 1:07 PM

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Posted by Ludmila
a resident of Midtown
on Jun 20, 2020 at 1:10 am

How is it not harmful? Even wiki has info on Methoprene (it is obviously bad for aquatic life) Web Link

I’m not saying that we shouldn’t control mosquitoes, but the information about insecticides that are used should be open and honest.

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Posted by Resident
a resident of South of Midtown
on Jun 20, 2020 at 8:18 am

Diseases transmitted by mosquitoes include malaria, dengue, West Nile virus, chikungunya, yellow fever, filariasis, tularemia, dirofilariasis, Japanese encephalitis, Saint Louis encephalitis, Western equine encephalitis, Eastern equine encephalitis, Venezuelan equine encephalitis, Ross River fever, Barmah Forest fever, ...

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Posted by Swift
a resident of Charleston Meadows
on Jun 20, 2020 at 10:31 am

This spraying is killing our Baylands wildlife year after year. Directly and indirectly. Poison, and food deprivation. I am willing to sustain some mosquito bites, and take some risk, and let the beautiful birds of our Baylands thrive.

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