Are you willing to take responsibility of your own property? Let the government know you want to opt out of their toxic spray program. You have the legal right to opt out of pesticides on your property. Unlike other states, that have to BEG the local authorities to stop poisoning their families, we have the right to OPT-OUT of chemical control/treatments. Invite your neighbors to do the same. Create a spray free safety zone in your neighborhood.
Unfounded FEAR: West Nile Virus
CDC reports state wide in 2016 6 people tested positive for West Nile Virus and were either symptom-less or were sick with flu like symptoms. Three individuals were hospitalized with more serious complications. There were NO FATALITIES. CDC reports that COMPLICATIONS from West Nile Virus are VERY, VERY RARE less than 1% of individuals actually experience complications from West Nile Virus.
CDC RECORDS show that since 2002 less than a dozen people a year experience complications from the virus, with the exceptions of the unexplained outbreak in 2006 of two hundred plus cases. Ever since the 2006 outbreak anomaly, the government has be monitoring and spraying neighborhoods. Many times spray trucks drive-by unannounced catching families and pets in their path. The County has admitted they have a hard time 'getting the word out' of an impending area spray and proceed with truck based spraying in neighborhoods and play areas in the early summer evenings, just as the weather cools for the day.
Ada County's Mosquito Abatement website reveals they use Dibrom, which is an organophosphate insecticide with the active ingredient Naled. Naled, a KNOWN neurotoxin is banned in many other countries. Recently scientists have expressed concerns about its affect on our babies in utero as it passes to the fetus through the placenta.
Canyon County Mosquito Abatement website reveals they use Permithrin that has shown to have the following effects on humans:
- Cancer: Possible (10)
- Endocrine Disruption: Yes (5)
- Reproductive Effects: Yes (13)
- Neurotoxicity: Yes (11)
- Kidney/Liver Damage: Yes (11)
- Sensitizer/ Irritant: Yes (4)
You have the legal right to opt out of pesticides on your property. Unlike other states, that have to BEG the local authorities to stop poisoning their families, we have the right to OPT-OUT of chemical control/treatments.
In 2007, the Idaho Legislature revised Idaho Code to include a new provision that allows residents living within a Mosquito Abatement District to opt-out of the district’s control/treatment program. As outlined in § 39-2804(10) of Idaho Code, a landowner requesting to exclude his property from the abatement district’s mosquito control program must submit a written Mosquito Management Plan specific to his property. The detailed plan must provide adequate control measures and be implemented by the landowner
MOSQUITO ABATEMENT DISTRICTS OPT OUT FORMS can be hard to locate it might requiring calling the Mosquito Abatement Department for your county/city/area
Twin Falls: non treatment request form
Chemical Toxicity and Health Effects for Commonly used Mosquito Pesticides
- Chemicalwatch Factsheet: Synthetic Pyrethriods
- Pesticide Gateway: Resmethrin
- Pesticide Gateway: Permethrin * NOTED FOR USE BY CANYON COUNTY
- Pesticide Gateway: Synergist Piperonyl Butoxide (PBO)
- Pesticide Gateway: Malathion
- Pesticide Gateway: Naled
- Pesticide Gateway: DEET
- Pesticide Gateway: Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt)
- Surveillance for Acute Insecticide-Related Illness Associated with Mosquito-Control Efforts -Nine States, 1999--2002 (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, CDC, July 11, 2003/52(27);629-634)