Friday, March 27, 2009

Mosquito Control Spraying in Eastern Mass

As some of you may or may not know, the State sprays pesticides at out homes every year to control mosquitos. While my personal preference my not be yours about pesticides use, I would like you all to know, you can opt out of having your property sprayed. Notices are sent out to those of us who want to opt out of the program in February, of all months. Our paperwork had slide into a pile of "to do" stuff, so today I went to my favorite office in Town, the Clerks Office, and delivered my paperwork.

Here's what to do. Send or drop off to the Clerk's office in your town, stating your name, address, phone number and a brief statement instructing them not to spray any pesticides on your property. You must put up some clear markers at each end of your property lines, so the drivers can tell where to stop and start spraying. Details on the web site.

Go to this webs site below for more details on the time when they will spray, dates and the types of pesticides they use.


At March 27, 2009 at 1:37 PM , Blogger Abra said...

Aren't the mosquitos more dangerous with what they carry then the pesticides are??

At March 27, 2009 at 2:06 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is spring, can’t we have some discussion about something good? Spraying for mosquitoes is not always a bad thing, and unless you have gotten all your neighbors to agree not to bet sprayed you are still going to be impacted by the chemicals, unless you live in a glass bubble, or somewhere where there is absolutely no wind or moving air at all. I am not a fan of the bug spraying at all, but thinking that because you don’t get sprayed you are protecting yourself is being a bit naive.

At March 27, 2009 at 2:34 PM , Blogger Jim Pillsbury said...

Well, I would love to spend a bunch of yours and my time explaining why pesticides are bad in any form for any of us, but especially young children, but I'm working in the garden today.

FYI.. .both my places are on the no spray list and the reach of their sprayer does not get to my back yard garden.

Get out what the first pesticide says about hurting bees, then check out all the warnings that are on each pesticide. We have a nation wide problem of bees dying off and without them, we are all in terrible trouble. If then you think it's ok to spray, than do it..

I've studied for years what pesticides have done and are doing to our lives, the foods we eat and some of the un explained medical conditions for our children and those who work in the industry. It's no joke and years from now, i predict these pesticides will be banned, just like the ones they used when I was a kid.

My intent is only to inform whom ever would passes by the blog. Most people don't know that one can opt out of the program.

At March 27, 2009 at 11:25 PM , Blogger John said...

If the pesticides are so bad, maybe we should spray the state house for mosquitoes. What do you think?

At March 28, 2009 at 9:05 AM , Blogger Jim Pillsbury said...

dam good idea John...


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