We’ve been petitioning:
Crab Killing Methoprene
We’ve been posting:
NOW IT’S TIME FOR US TO SHOW UP!
On November 16th, The Suffolk County Legislature’s Department of Public Works Committee will be voting on the Annual Plan of Work for 2019.
On November 20th at 9:30, the Annual Plan of Work for 2019 goes to the full legislature for a vote.
No more Methoprene spraying!
No more weekly helicopter runs over our 20,000 acres (30+ square miles!) of marsh. The science has shown repeatedly that Methoprene kills a lot more than just mosquitoes. It is well past time for Suffolk County to update its mosquito control policy so that its not damaging our marsh ecosystems. Other states and municipalities are banning methoprene. We should too.
WE ALL HATE MOSQUITOES! That’s not the issue. All we are asking is that Suffolk County adopt a policy of killing them them organically, using BTi, a naturally occurring bacterial larvicide, and one that every homeowner can safely use to combat mosquitoes where it matters most — on their property!
A bio-rational control, Bacillus thuringiensis israelensis (Bti) is present naturally and controls the larval stage of certain Dipterans – mosquitoes, fungus gnats, and black fly. It has been used as a natural control measure since the 1960’s by backyard gardeners and commercial growers alike since it is target specific and safe for use around mammals, birds, reptiles and aquatic life.
We look forward to seeing you all there — whether to lobby or to testify. Let’s tell our county legislature that we want an environmentally responsible policy put in place, one that uses nature to combat this pest, rather than a chemical known to affect so much more than just mosquitoes. Do it for the crabs, the frogs, the salamanders, for our fragile marsh ecosystems. Do it for our bays and their future!