This is mostly so those of you who want to comment will have a forum to discuss the pros and cons of bringing out the aerial force to attack the skeeters and their West Nile Virus.
Looks like Monday and Tuesday evenings will be “D-Day” and D-Day plus one. Two small planes will begin their strafing runs over Ada County, filling the sky with an insecticide called Dibrom. A total of 50,000 acres will be attacked on Monday with a repeat attack on Tuesday.
There is no doubt the skeeters have the virus. No doubt it causes illness and even death. Some folks aren’t for the spraying, so that must mean they are “agin it” as a famous Washington leader with about a 35% approval rating once said.
Too bad the skeeters, like tens of thousands of other pests have decided to breed in Ada County. On the positive side, the Commishes claim up to 90% of the skeeters will be gone.
GUARDIAN thinks the skeeters are probably like wildfires: Government has to be seen “helping,” but the problem won’t end until we get some cold weather.
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