Saturday, October 12, 2019

What's the Damage?

Now that cold weather has rolled in, Lake County will no longer be bugged by those opportunistic little bloodsuckers that buzz around under the cover of darkness. Your LakeCountyEye of course refers to the Clarke mosquito spray trucks.

Chlorpyrifos, an aerosol insecticide used by Clarke, has been banned in California:
State regulators have said chlorpyrifos has been linked to health defects in children, including brain impairment, and to illnesses in others with compromised immune systems.
Calif. bans pesticide linked to brain damage in children
The insecticide is still legal here, despite high-profile efforts to to get other airborne chemical toxins banned in Lake County.

One industry spokesman said: "We will continue to spray chlorpyrifos. As long as everyone has sustained brain damage, we don't think anyone will object."

Mosquitomist Two U.L.V.
Your LakeCountyEye will keep you apprised when further developments warrant.

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