The Health Ranger says:
The chemical product being sprayed is known as Duet, an "advanced dual-action mosquito adulticide" that contains both sumithrin, the active ingredient in another mosquito pesticide known as Anvil, and prallethrin. Both chemicals are known to be highly-toxic neuropoisons that target not only mosquitoes, but also bees, bats, fish, crickets, and various other animals and insects (http://www.clarke.com/images/pdf/MSDS/2012MSDS/duet-msds.pdf). ~~Natural News
This burns my buttons because Bats are a major sore of natural elimination, the Bats eat the mosquito's. While the mass spraying MIGHT kill some of the mosquito's, it is also affecting the beneficial animals and insects in the area. Do you have an autoimmune disease? Know someone who does? What do you think can be happening to their bodies when we mass dump toxic chemicals around them?
The Health Ranger also shows a link for the possible affects of one of the chemicals being used:
Sumithrin, a synthetic pyrethroid, is known to kill bees, and is linked to the widespread bee die-off phenomenon known as Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD). In tests, sumithrin has been shown to damage human kidneys and the liver, and is also linked to causing both liver and breast cancers. Household pets exposed to sumithrin are also at risk of serious health complications, as are fish and other aquatic animals (http://www.pesticide.org).~~Natural News.No matter where you are you can protect yourself against these pesky insects. In our house we are using Wildwood Soapworks Bug spray. It works! I am not using this problem to help advertise, just giving my readers options. We have been using Buzzed for a few months and we are not bothered by bugs anymore. I carried it during our trip to Scotland this summer. The glass bottle traveled great and it has a nice clean feel and smell. I carry it in my purse to be ready for any outside fun or adventure.
Check out how you can make a Bat Box to help the bats eat mosquito's in your area, naturally. We have a Bat Box! We have been slow in getting it up, but it goes up this weekend!
How to Build a Bat Box