Mosquito spraying isn’t effective

By From page A10 | August 06, 2014

The Sacramento-Yolo Mosquito and Vector Control District has been continually saturating the area by spraying toxic pesticides from airplanes, from trucks and from backpacks for the past two months. Now they have announced aerial spraying over the entire city of Davis.

Many people will be outdoors, others will have their windows open. Young children and pregnant women as well as everyone else at Wednesday’s Picnic in the Park will be exposed to the pesticides coming down on them.

Apparently, they keep spraying because the mosquitoes keep coming back. But the mosquitoes keep coming back because their eggs and larvae are not destroyed by the sprays. New generations just keep hatching. Obviously, spraying adults mosquitoes is not effective!

Einstein’s definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

Sue Capizzi


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