Spraying for mosquitoes in Texas

Spraying for mosquitoes in Texas

PostBy: freetown fred On: Thu Aug 16, 2012 7:24 am

Well, Texans are now complaining about all the long term effects that MAY come down the pike for spraying for west nile disease, which is killing people or making many real sick???? My folks had a house on Long Beach Island in the 40' & 50's before huricaine Hazel took it Bay side out by the old causeway. Every summer they would come by every week or so & fog the entire island with I suspect DDT--I don't remember hearing about long term anything or anyone being effected by it--on the other hand--it may be the reason I'm like I am today. :clap: toothy :crazy: Any thoughts from the great thinkers :roll:
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Re: Spraying for mosquitoes in Texas

PostBy: whistlenut On: Thu Aug 16, 2012 9:15 am

Fred: I thought it was the lead paint issue.....then the Agent Orange Cocktails......and you only salvation is living where the air is pure and the folks are as close to normal as we can find on the planet.
Wait a minute, how DID you sneak into that little piece of paradise??? Do you have access to some make-up artists?

This West Nile issue isn't going away, AND it is serious. Animals seem to get the worst of it, but lots of 'people reports' too. It will make you sick and or kill you! We NEED a REAL COLD winter to kill off the larvae!
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Re: Spraying for mosquitoes in Texas

PostBy: jpete On: Thu Aug 16, 2012 9:23 am

So because you didn't hear about any harmful effects, there weren't any?

I'm not sure what the question is here.
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Re: Spraying for mosquitoes in Texas

PostBy: titleist1 On: Thu Aug 16, 2012 11:26 am

In the town I grew up we had the "Bug Man". He drove a small jeep-like truck though town that had sprayed a fog that was supposed to kill the mosquitoes.

We used to ride our bikes through the fog when he made the trip through our neighborhood. :shock: I guess that explains a lot!
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Re: Spraying for mosquitoes in Texas

PostBy: freetown fred On: Thu Aug 16, 2012 11:45 am

WN, it's the only place my witness protection handler thought would work. ;) jpete, if your not sure what the question is, then hopefully the answer will not be over-thought, psychoanalyzed or just in general, beat to death. :clap: toothy titleist, damn, I think we had the same jeep on Long Beach Island, and you betcha, it sure does :D
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Re: Spraying for mosquitoes in Texas

PostBy: Rob R. On: Thu Aug 16, 2012 2:01 pm

titleist1 wrote:In the town I grew up we had the "Bug Man". He drove a small jeep-like truck though town that had sprayed a fog that was supposed to kill the mosquitoes.

We used to ride our bikes through the fog when he made the trip through our neighborhood. :shock: I guess that explains a lot!


Time will tell what the long term effects of these compounds are/were. I expect the guy driving the pesticide-spraying Jeep and mixing the "active" with water is more likely to have issues than someone with only occasional exposure.

whistlenut wrote:then the Agent Orange Cocktails.


My dad and one of his high school friends both joined the service and went to Vietnam at the same time...both of them also came down with Type II diabetes in their 50's. That stuff is no joke...dad also said when he got to Vietnam he recognized the smell of Agent Orange...he had smelled it before when the railroad would spray the trees next to the tracks by their house in the Catskills.
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Re: Spraying for mosquitoes in Texas

PostBy: freetown fred On: Thu Aug 16, 2012 2:44 pm

Being I was in the Nam for 2 yrs 1964-1966, I do not have Type ll Diabetes. Point being, who's to know. More Nam vets showing fatty tissue lumps, not malignent for the most part--them I've got--again, who's to know. Being a Corpsman, I researched AO a little & of course 3M/Dupont had very little info out anywhere--BUT--I damn sure threw my pancho over my head when I knew they were spraying. Over projection has gotten us where we are today with kids immune systems being for crap-- cough into your inverted elbow ??? :wtf: How come most of us old jerks lived through childhood pretty unscathed.
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Re: Spraying for mosquitoes in Texas

PostBy: Rob R. On: Thu Aug 16, 2012 3:27 pm

freetown fred wrote:Point being, who's to know.


Yep, it seems that some people are more sensitive to some compounds than others. My grandfather handled tons of chemicals in his 80+ years of farming, and was very healthy into his 90's. Maybe that just means he was tough with the right mix of genes? Several other farmers near us died of cancer in their 60's...so like you said, "who's to know" how a chemical will affect a particular person.
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Re: Spraying for mosquitoes in Texas

PostBy: samhill On: Thu Aug 16, 2012 4:30 pm

All I know is it sure did a # on foliage, didn't take long at all for leaves to drop & even in that climate it stayed clear for a long time. Everyone's body chemistry is a little different, some can get stung by a bee & die, all I have to do is get downwind of poison ivy & I got it & bad but my son can pull it out bare handed & never get any. I got friends from Nam that got all kinds of problems (prostate cancer is a big one) & myself & others are clean (so far).
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Re: Spraying for mosquitoes in Texas

PostBy: 2001Sierra On: Thu Aug 16, 2012 11:01 pm

My father was a poster child for bad decisions on pesticides. When I was young he was building a 44000 gallon in ground pool, and used "Yard Guard" for bug repellent down in the hole. We even had a setup on the Gravely tractor that allowed bug repellant to be dispersed into the exhaust that created a bug repellant cloud. God knows what came out of that exhaust, but he lived to 79 years of age regardless. Survived 2 bouts with Malaria in WWII in Okinawa. Maybe that is why he despised bugs soo much :roll:
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Re: Spraying for mosquitoes in Texas

PostBy: WNY On: Fri Aug 17, 2012 6:27 am

They used spray with a small plane in our town here in NY, they usually fly right down the river and a few other places sometimes. I think only once a year if they get really bad.
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Re: Spraying for mosquitoes in Texas

PostBy: mozz On: Fri Aug 17, 2012 8:38 am

You can sign up for emails and they list the counties in PA where they will be spraying. It used to cover the cars with a powder when they were spraying a few years back, i don't know what they use now.
http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/se ... ases/14288
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Re: Spraying for mosquitoes in Texas

PostBy: jpete On: Fri Aug 17, 2012 11:13 am

If it were harmless, then they would advise you to go inside and shut off your air conditioner.

It is poison after all. How do you think it kills the bugs?

It's not pixie dust they are spraying.
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Re: Spraying for mosquitoes in Texas

PostBy: freetown fred On: Fri Aug 17, 2012 12:05 pm

I believe that as a kid on Long Beach Island--they did recommend staying in side--of course no AC back when so, all the windows were open LOL plus, hell nobody paid attention--just another day at the shore--air conditioning--you kids :clap: toothy Did anyone ever hear & read about the BUBBLE-BOY?
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Re: Spraying for mosquitoes in Texas

PostBy: Dann757 On: Fri Aug 17, 2012 3:34 pm

Whoa what a subject. I was not breast-fed because they detected DDT in my mother.

She fought a long 10 year angonzing battle with the big C. I was 12 when she passed. And you wonder why I am the way I am not just Fred :D
But she also smoked Kools. I said I would jump off a cliff and shoot myself in the head at the same time if I ever get the big C. I mentioned that to an aquaintance and he said no you won't, my wife is an oncology nurse; your instinct to live is too strong.

I have heard that the banning of DDT has been responsible for the deaths of millions of Africans!!!! Malaria you know.

A friend of mine worked for The Morris County Mosquito Commission when were just out of high school, he's got lots of stories about that.

There's a guy in town that made it through Okinawa too, GMC Sierra.

I've heard the lead paint ban that started in 1978 was a scam too. Don't know. I'm scraping and painting a house right now that was built in 1965. :D

They just caught The Sierra Club or some such organization trying to shut down another 800,000 acres of land due to some tiny rare inchworm or something.
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There should be some balance, but these enviroweenies think they can make everybody live forever in some pristine utopia; as long as they don't have to give anything up.

I think there was a Spielberg film called 16mm that portrayed DDT spraying in the 50's. I've seen informational films from that time that showed clouds of DDT being sprayed over children in swimming pools.

My brother has a plastics engineering degree. He went to Lowell Tech. in Ma. He said he had a chemistry professor that took a whiff of the wrong chemical and they found him dead sitting up at his desk. :!:

There's millions of Africans that try to suck a drop of water out of dry river beds and we complain about the craziest stuff here where we have the high standard of living. Obama wants to put a stop to that by importing the entire third world without restrictions. West Nile Virus, bedbugs, bring it all. He was exposed to two deadly diseases as a child in Indonesia, Islam and Communism. :)


OK so,,, "EAT RIGHT, STAY FIT, AND DIE ANYWAY"
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