Skip to comments.EPA regulations swat town’s mosquito aerial spray efforts
Posted on 05/05/2012 6:37:46 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
New regulations from the Environmental Protection Agency that carry onerous requirements for permitting for applicators, increased threat of lawsuits, and crippling fines for violations have led the area's local spray operator to drop the aerial service.
"This is thanks to the Obama EPA," Orchard City Mayor Don Suppes noted. Orchard City's aerial mosquito spraying program, begun several years ago to combat West Nile Virus, has been highly successful and popular with town residents, Suppes said.
Various news accounts of new EPA spraying regulations point out the onerous permitting requirements and fines of up to $37,500 per day for violations. New EPA spraying regs will affect some 365,000 pesticide applicators nationwide, the EPA estimates.
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I wouldn't want people to use the chaos as cover to settle any scores or anything.
Quite simply, the EPA needs to go. Kaput. History.
When will statists be held responsible for the tens of millions of deaths due to malaria, which could have been reduced or avoided with the use of DDT which they outlawed?
I won’t hold my breath.
The National insect of the Environmental Protection Agency is the Mosquito. Don’t you even dare swat a Mosquito!
He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harrass our people, and eat out their substance. He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the Consent of our legislatures. He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil power. He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation:
Where is the line? I don’t know,,,but i think we are headed straight for it.
The EPA is the Left’s favorite part of the Nixon legacy. It gives the government power to shut down any business or industry in America. A real conservative president would have terminated it long ago as an enemy of the freedom to do business in this country.
http://news.discovery.com/earth/mosquitos-killed-two-killer-whales-120426.html ~ killer whales who get too close to land, or who are captive, face almost instant death at the proboscus of any female mosquito. On the other hand a different division of EPA is trying to save killer whales. Check this: http://www.nwr.noaa.gov/Marine-Mammals/Whales-Dolphins-Porpoise/Killer-Whales/Recovery-Implement/upload/Vessel-Rule-EA.pdf
It has become clear that the EPA is the supreme ruling 5th branch of government.
Orchard City obviously voted for McCain last time and polls probably indicate it's now leaning to Romney.
Most of them will be. The most damage is done by faceless, nameless bureaucrats at a distance. Sure, there may be some that are personally recognizable, but they won't be easy to find in a general disorder.
The EPS and Lib’s want to regulate the USA back to the Middle Ages where death from disease and squalor was the norm.
Two killer whales, highly important to their tourism industry are reported to have died of West Nile virus and a type of Encephalitis over in a different part of the country, but the mosquitos carried the disease to those whales ~ and it's just a matter of time until some Delta County mosquitos carry it offshore to other whales who will then die.
This is being handled at both ends ~ SAVE THE WHALES ~ and SAVE THE MOSQUITOS ~ by EPA.
Both divisions are enpowered by federal law to call upon the Coast Guard (stationed right there in San Fran Bay) to haul out and ENFORCE the EPA edicts or agreements.
I can see the standoff here ~ Eleventh Coast Guard District sends out gunboats and USCG AIR STATION SAN FRANCISCO sends over some helicopters ~ and they duke it out!
Obama will be beside himself in grief over the totally senseless and useless carnage as the great city of San Francisco gets burned to the ground!
With that bunch of nonsense out of the way the mosquitos will dine well.
Why does the EPA even exist?
They do nothing to benefit the citizens of the USA; they only seek to regulate, fine and promote a socialist agenda.
Are you saying that mosquitos actually bite killer whales who live for the most part UNDER WATER?
Are you questioning whether or not they are dead?
Mitt surrounds himself with like-minded people on environmental issues -- i.e far leftists.
The EPA will only get more powerful under Mitt.
I live in a small town on the Texas coast near Houston where the threat of West Nile Virus was pretty strong a few years ago and the town sprayed at night to control mosquitoes.
I wonder if the West Nile Virus is still around and as bad as it was then. Don’t hear much about it any more.
Some of the very worst laws are passed with the approval of Republican presidents trying to get along with the Democrats.Those same laws would be bitterly opposed if a Democrat waited to sign them.Some of the best federal government happened(or DIDN’T happen) when the Republicans controlled the House and Senate while Clinton was President.
My point was NOT made to endorse or not to endorse Mitt. I was stating that the EPA may be hammering the town because it did not vote for oBAMA, and was taking revenge for him (oBAMA).
IMO, no one, by the way, could make make the EPA more powerful than it is now, including Mitt. But, then again, what do I know?
Whe I was a child in Farmington NM back in 1956, the city used to spray DDT around the park on the Animas River.
We kids just loved to run and get cool in the spray. We are still here in 2012.
There is a far better way to combat mosquitoes.
A city in Canada was preparing for a major music festival in a lush park filled to the brim with mosquitoes, and several days before the event they contacted a dragonfly breeder (apparently there are such people), who released several hundred of them in the park.
By the day of the festival, the park was mosquito free.
Not only are dragonflies voracious consumers of other insects, but they emit a clicking sound that other insects strongly shun. So those mosquitoes that weren’t eaten probably fled the area, which with that many dragonflies was likely larger than the entire city.
Dragonflies can consume their own weight in other insects every 30 minutes.
I wouldn’t pay the EPA and spray anyway. If they come to enforce it I’d arrest them for creating a public threat to public health, and have them quarantined indefinitely in chains.
The town fathers are concerned with the fact that EPA has a proven track record of duplicitousness where they agree with you at one point and approve your plans, then somebody else from a different division comes in and slaps you with a $37,500 per day fine.
Those whales just off the shoreline there are GOING TO DIE from mosquito borne diseases. In fact, their recovery is probably due more to the suppression of mosquitos by shore communities than any other action.
Once more EPA proceeds to kill whole species with ill thought, or non thought out processes.
West Nile isn't simply at the concert grounds, it's going to be wherever mosquitos are ~ so you have to kill 'em all.
I'm really concerned about this EPA campaign against whales. Just what do those people think they are doing?
The two biggest predators of mosquitoes are dragonflies and bats. They are far superior to aerial spraying which has some serious limitations.
First of all, it is a “one shot” that if it misses any mosquitoes and breeding areas, and it almost certainly will, they will quickly return. Second, the pesticide of choice, Malathion, has some serious problems in its own right, as well as possibly causing sickness in other animals. Its LD/50 is low enough to even be of concern to some people.
Whereas while bats are less common, they do police up night biting mosquitoes; and dragonflies are superb hunters from nymphs through adult stage. As nymphs they live in the same bodies of water as mosquito larvae for up to four years, and gobble them up, then for up to six months as adults, constantly on patrol for mosquitoes and other pest insects to eat.
Their only downside is that they hunt during the day only.
Comparing dragonflies and bats against pesticides, the former clearly win out, with few to no side effects or risks.