Note to Neighbors

 

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Pesticide Spraying for Mosquitoes, Weeds etc and Solutions

Dear Neighbors, 
Like you, I want my kids and pet to be safe. However, this is the season for the spraying of toxic chemicals from a helicopter for mosquitoes, by neighbors in their yards, or on our street for weeds. These chemicals threaten my children's and our neighborhood's health. These chemicals are shown to be neurotoxins, endocrine disruptors ( tiny amounts can cause birth defects or miscarriage) and carcinogens.

Many consider these chemicals "safe" because they are approved by the EPA but that is not a scientifically sound assumption. Here's why: 
The EPA has confirmed they do NOT approve the final formulation of chemical pesticides/larvacides/herbicides/fungicides. They only ask for long-term animal studies on ONE ingredient in the formulation, not all of them together as they are used. So NO ONE, not the applicator, our elected officials, Vector Control or EPA can accurately claim that they are safe. That claim is completely unfounded.

So before you buy Roundup and spray it near your front sidewalk, where pregnant women, kids, and pets will walk a minute later, before you agree with the spraying of larvicides from helicopters and drones over our neighborhood, and if you choose not to object to carcinogens being sprayed on our streets, please consider that it is up to us to protect our neighborhood. There ARE alternatives that can be used that are safe for us. The only downside is that the chemicals companies just won't make a profit. 
For example BATS eat 600-1000 mosquitos per hour! Concerned about West Nile? Put up a bat house! See link: http://www.drsfostersmith.com/pic/articl...

Buy one at Home Depot for example, click here.

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Precut bat house here.

Weeds DIE when you pour white vinegar and boiling water on them! I have presented the city with a safe non-toxic STEAM weed control possibility Weed Technics as well. They KNOW they can use other methods besides poison. Weed wacking and hand pulling is always an option too.

Just so you know, Mission Viejo has STOPPED spraying glyphosate-based herbicides(Roundup/Rodeo) in our neighborhoods as per the request of concerned residents. They still are spraying on major roads/sidewalks, curbs (around drains to the ocean) such as Alicia. They are still spraying in our parks where our children play. We need more people to speak up and ask them to use alternatives. Please go to the Non Toxic Mission Viejo Facebook page if you want to get involved or just call the city council and make a request. 


Thank you!
Zen Honeycutt


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  • commented 2017-04-23 06:59:15 -0700
    Happel try asking your city council or county commissioners if they aren’t the ones to ask, they would be able to tell you who is working on that.
  • commented 2017-04-23 06:10:07 -0700
    Hello, I tried twice to post the Dear Neighbors letter to my facebook account only to be told the url was not valid :(
  • commented 2017-04-22 16:51:21 -0700
    Sadly this EarthDay didn’t go as planned on our organic farm is southern Wisconsin. As we began our morning walk today a spray boom and chemical truck pulled into a neighboring field to the north of our farm so we turned back disappointed less than a quater mile into our usual two mile walk. The sun warmed the greenhouses so I opened them to the air thinking about all the planting I would do today. But then the boom arrived at the field across the street just east of us so I hurried to close the eastern doors of the green houses and w went inside to have another cup of coffee and avoid the spray in the air on a north east breeze. By four o’clock I hoped the spray had disappated and went out to seed some beets. As I finished the bed me head began to pound in an unpleasantly familiar way experienced in previous years following neighborhood herbicide applications and knew I must return to the indoors. We had wanted to accomplish so much outside on this beautiful spring day.
    Sad, disappointed and frustrated by this senseless and foolish way my neighbors farm I long for a better future.
  • commented 2017-04-22 15:52:09 -0700
    How can I find out if they’re doing aerial spraying in my area?
  • commented 2017-04-22 15:10:20 -0700
    Please ask our city and county to stop spraying poison over our homes and in our public parks. There are many natural ways of controlling these issues. I’d rather have a few more weeds and not poison the air and grass where my grandchildren live and play.
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