Thursday, August 16, 2012

Spraying for West Nile tonight...

Greenback area around the creek
 Here in Dallas County we've had 10 deaths from West Nile.  So tonight they start aerial spraying.  The decision to spray has been controversial.  Some feeling it is necessary to protect people.  Others thinking that using chemicals only complicates the problem.  Myself, I'm stuck between a rock and a hard place. I don't want people dying from a mosquito borne disease if we can prevent it.  But... I don't like the idea of spraying chemicals when I've always been a believer in the natural organic way. 

And even though the chemicals are supposed to be people and animal-safe, they recommend that people stay inside during the spraying and take their animals in also.  So what about the feral animals who live outside? And will the chemicals harm the turtles, frogs, lizards, and snakes in the yard and greenback areas around the creek?

I hope not...


  1. Yeah, I don't want to think about it. Of course it has an impact on all wildlife, ferals, the water they drink, etc. :-(

    1. We heard the planes last night. They flew very low. This morning the feral cats and kittens 'seem' fine. We had picked up all their food and water dishes last night. Today we will put out fresh.


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