Nicole Menaul
Nicole Menaul

I am already suffering from allergies and asthma symptoms related to the ground spraying. The aerial spraying may just land me in the hospital, sadly with no job or insurance. The percentage of the total population affected by West Nile is very small, less than are infected and killed by flu each year. Why are we in such a panic as to perform aerial spraying, a band-aid at best since it does absolutely nothing to the larval mosquito population who will, in no more than 4 days' time,...

I am already suffering from allergies and asthma symptoms related to the ground spraying. The aerial spraying may just land me in the hospital, sadly with no job or insurance. The percentage of the total population affected by West Nile is very small, less than are infected and killed by flu each year. Why are we in such a panic as to perform aerial spraying, a band-aid at best since it does absolutely nothing to the larval mosquito population who will, in no more than 4 days' time, replace those mosquitoes killed by the aerial spraying? Shame on the media for stirring the population into a panic, shame on the elected officials for giving in to pressure rather than put things in perspective. Should we do nothing? No. However, what we should be doing is treating the areas where mosquitoes breed and lay eggs, removing their ability to reproduce in large numbers.

Fineas Fogg
Fineas Fogg

Aerial spraying is a threat to everyone. Please take responsibility for yourself and protect yourself from mosquitoes. I use lemon eucalyptus with lemongrass and citronella oil and it works well. And I have a yard full of plants and many little critters, yes mosquitoes are one of them. I do organic gardening so I wont get pesticides in my grown food, don't spray it on my garden and me from above. Think of people with airway issues like asthma and COPD.

Lynda Yost
Lynda Yost

Dallas is a big place and there will be big volumes of this chemical sprayed. I have seen the effects of this chemical sprayed from a very expensive mosquito equipment installed at a residence. I have witnessed the passing of many bees. I wonder what else will pass for the greater good?

Sharon Roeser
Sharon Roeser

Stop fooling with mother nature.

Doug Sheldon
Doug Sheldon

From the Aqualuer 20-20 product MSDS sheet - one of the products the municipalities will be spraying: "Permethrin and piperonyl butoxide are highly toxic to fish and other aquatic organisms. Do not apply directly to water, or to areas where surface water is present."

Doug Sheldon
Doug Sheldon

Nellie Jenkins wrote: "If the spray is not harmful to humans as said on t.v., the families of those forcing this spray on the rest of us should simply take a drink of it to prove how nontoxic it is to all but the mosquitos. This spraying is a horrible, horrible thing to do."

Judy Justice
Judy Justice

Stupid panic because 47 Texans out of 26 million Texans have died.

Doug Sheldon
Doug Sheldon

This is a terrible use of our tax dollars! The spraying is not effective. Just ask people to take some personal responsibility and put on natural bug spray when they go outdoors. Then we can use these tax dollars more wisely. We need politicians with common sense to spend our tax dollars. This is an easy decision and they got it wrong.

Phillips L Shannon
Phillips L Shannon

Just the fact that the larvae of the mosquito are not killed and will hatch 7 days later should be enough for the city to realize this is not a good plan. Once again Ft Worth, by not spraying, proves the smarter city.

Martha Ann Spicer
Martha Ann Spicer

Please take care of my Dallas and respect those that are allergic to toxic sprays, everyone should listen to the Dirt Doctor and do their help in controlling the problem.

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