Wednesday, August 26, 2020

The Big Stink in Lake County

There is a big stink in Lake County, and the Democrats want to wipe it clean.

By big stink, of course, your LakeCountyEye means that toxic insecticide fog ejected from the back end of insecticide trucks owned by the Northwest Mosquito Abatement District, Clarke Mosquito Control, and other mosquito extermination organizations.

The trucks continue to spray vulnerable Lake County neighborhoods despite the fact that mosquitoes do not spread COVID-19:
Can mosquitoes spread the coronavirus?

Can mosquitoes spread the coronavirus?
And if that don't take the cake, these trucks are also hazardous when they explode:
Lake County Sheriff's Office said 75 gallons of a pesticide spilled onto the ground in North Barrington Tuesday after a mosquito abatement company vehicle hauling the liquid crashed into a tree.
Truck Crash Causes Pesticide Spill In North Barrington
The Democrats now have legislation that would ban the use of the insecticide chlorpyrifos:
Democratic lawmakers have introduced legislation that would ban chlorpyrifos and other pesticides that have sparked concerns among farmworker groups due to negative health effects.
Democrats introduce bill to ban chlorpyrifos, other pesticides to protect farmworkers
Because of its toxicity, Chlorpyrifos is already banned for non-commercial use.
The widely used pesticide was banned for household use in 2000, after studies found children who had been exposed to it had lower IQs than those who were not. Chlorpyrifos has also been linked to learning and memory issues and prolonged nerve and muscle stimulation.
Democrats introduce bill to ban chlorpyrifos, other pesticides to protect farmworkers
Chlorpyrifos is one of the insecticides in the arsenal of Clarke Mosquito Control:

Mosquitomist Two U.L.V.
For the record, the CDC recommends that you maintain at least a 6 foot distance away from airborne droplets.


Anonymous said...

For years county officials in Lake with an R after their names have played favorites with Clarke. That includes bullying the competition.

Eddie said...

I'm so tempted to make a joke, but I won't, because I don't want to disrespect the moderator and everyone else. ��(●__●)

Barney Baxter said...

Hi Eddie,

Go ahead, I love a good joke.


Eddie said...

Hi Barney,

Big stink? Did some people fart?

Barney Baxter said...

Hi Eddie

It's hard to top a fart joke.