Posted by Z on January 31, 2010, 5:02 am, in reply to "Re: spraying"
Here's one link that may be of interest as it is somewhat relevant for La Manzanilla; http://www.fnr.purdue.edu/inwood/past%20issues/mosquito.htm |
Here's a pretty good article; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mosquito_control
Another good article if in fact it is DDT being used in the spraying;
Article that shows a study which demonstrates Insecticide Resistance in Mosquitoes; http://www.cayman.gov.ky/servlet/page?_pageid=662&_dad=portal30&_schema=PORTAL30&_mode=3&orgcode=35
But beyond all of this Science, I was just coming from a place of common sense, that tells me quick fixes using drugs are usually not effective in the long run. In the short run they may be effective in dealing with some symptoms, but rarely heal any disease, and usually have side effects that will need to be dealt with when they become obvious problems. And then the vicious cycle of using more drugs continues. Just like with a strong immune system being a good deterrent from susceptibility to disease, a healthy ecosystem acts in a similar manner. Bombarding the ecosystem with toxic chemicals disables it's ability to do what nature intended, a healthy balance for all species. (Except maybe Dengue carrying Mosquitoes
And finally, in the specific case with La Manzanilla, looking at the information that has been previously shared on this message board, it appears that the problem has been getting worse, not better, and the main approach addressing the problem has been to use drugs. Maybe it's time to try something different?
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