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Stop Urban Adulticide Mosquito Spraying: Public Forum 8/22
If you want to stop urban adulticide mosquito spraying in Yolo County, come to the public forum in Davis tonight. If you can't attend, then contact your public officials and urge them to not to spray.
SPEAK OUT to Support Safe and Effective Mosquito Control
Stop Urban Adulticide Mosquito Spraying
The Issue: Certain species of mosquito transmit West Nile Virus (WNV). The Sacramento-Yolo Mosquito and Vector Control District began applying adulticides (pesticides to kill adult mosquitos as opposed to larva) by aerial and ground spraying in the urban areas of Sacramento County. The District now plans to implement its adulticide spraying in the urbanized areas of Yolo County, including Davis and Woodland. The pesticide being used for ground applications is Pyrenone 25-5: 5% pyrethrins, 25% piperonyl butoxide (PBO) 70% unknown. According to EPA pyrethrins cause more insecticide poisonings than any other class of pesticides except one, and PBO is classified as a possible human carcinogen because it caused tumors and cancer in laboratory tests. Pyrethrins disrupt the normal functioning of sex hormones while PBO affect the functioning of hormone related organs.
Public Forum Monday 8/22 7-9p.m. at the Veteran s Memorial Center 203 East 14th Street, Davis. A forum to give the public a chance to get information, voice concerns and become updated on the issue without being silenced by the District. In Sacramento the District made it very clear that they had made the decision to spray and that the public was only there to have its fears quelled and not to give any public input. WE want a voice
JOIN US AND SHOW YOUR OPPOSITION - ONLY UNITED CAN WE MAKE OUR VOICES HEARD
Stop West Nile Spraying Now 530 758-6796 or email smccarth [at] dcn.org to join our efforts
Website coming very soon: http://www.stopwestnilesprayingnow.org
Action Items, Contacts and Information Resources on back
CONTACT PUBLIC OFFICIALS and tell them you oppose ground and aerial adulticide spraying in urban areas, ask them to take a stand and direct the District end the urban assault. Let them know we do not want spraying in Davis, including our schools, parks, greenbelts, grocery stores, etc... that we can't register to opt out public places. It is their job to protect our public health and ensure public places are spray free.
Sacramento-Yolo Mosquito and Vector Control District, District Manager David Brown 1800 429-1022
Davis City Council, City Manager, and City Clerk 757-5602
Ruth Asmundson 753-7884 rasmundson [at] ci.davis.ca.us
Sue Greenwald 756-5831 sgreenwald [at] ci.davis.ca.us
Ted Puntillo 750-5019, 681-8044 tpuntillo [at] ci.davis.ca.us
Don Saylor 758-0282 dsaylor [at] ci.davis.ca.us
Steve Souza 758-2964 ssouza [at] ci.davis.ca.us
Bette Racki City Clerk 7575604 bracki [at] ci.davis.ca.us
Jim Antonin City manager 757-5602jantonen [at] cityofdavis.org
Yolo County Board of Supervisors. 666-8195
mike.mcgowan 916 375-6440 mike.mcgowan [at] yolocounty.org
helen.thomson 666-8622 helen.thomson [at] yolocounty.org
mariko.yamada757-5554 mariko.yamada [at] yolocounty.org
frank sieferman 666-8621 fsieferman [at] yolocounty.org
duane chamberlain 666-8627 dchamberlain [at] yolocounty.org
County Public Health Officer
Bette Hinton bette.hinton [at] yolocounty.org 666-8645.