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RAGLM Board > Alerts > Do you want to PAY TO BE POISONED by the County?
6/2/2015 1:51:28 PM
"Pools"Reply: lynnesite
Hugh, quite sure that he didn't mean swimming pools, but rather standing pools of water that aren't draining on their own, including roof runoff.
6/2/2015 8:02:56 AM
Ah, the Nanny Syndrome. It's where some adults want to tell other adults how they should do things. Then, demand Government take care of it.

Send out the animal and rodent police to inspect every property? Please, get out of my life. I'm totally capable of dealing with issues on my own.


6/2/2015 7:49:14 AM
I'm not about to drain my 16,000 gallon pool. It doesn't create any mosquito's. My pool service man (Martin's Pool Service - 951-657-2044) sees that my pool is sparkling clean and well chlorinated. 

There has been a huge reduction in animals on our property: Rabbits, squirrels (almost non existent), snakes, rats and mice. All due to Mother Nature providing protection to our environment.

We don't need Big Government. We don't need environmental 'preachers'. Nature has a way of taking care of business.
6/2/2015 12:14:54 AM
Possible OptionReply: ElaineW
Found these three links with insect repelling plants. There might be some overlap, but good suggestions none the less.
6/1/2015 1:02:40 PM
Vector control simplifiedReply: Roy
Do not let water stand.  Drain pools and tip over other containers where water collects.  End of mosquitos.

Rodent control is easy too.  Build an owl house and install it.  Feed a cat only dry bag food.  Doing this results in far fewer rodents and snakes too.

Enjoy your new pets and healthier yard space!

6/1/2015 11:15:20 AM
RivCo InanityReply: lynnesite
We don't even have a mosquito problem here, and if we have standing water, we ought to be able to take care of it ourselves. No-see-ums, on the other hand, those we have, but they aren't WNV vectors.

I call BS with you.
6/1/2015 10:00:57 AM
Vector taxReply: BillB
Nathan, I hear what you are saying, and I applaud you for killing your own bugs. Unfortunately, there are too many people who for one reason or another don't control the pests on their property. Many of these pests can destroy what little agriculture remains in the area when left unabated. Rodents (rats, mice, and squirrels, etc) and mosquitos spread terrible diseases such as Hantavirus, West Nile Virus, and others that infect animals and humans.

That said, it is clear that abatement is in the public interest. I'm not sure the county Vector control goes about it in the best possible way. As you point out, blanket aerial spraying spreads toxins where they probably should not be spread. It might be better for the public to simply ticket properties that fail to abate their own pests. Then too, the issue of an ADDITIONAL tax is galling. It is a clear indication of the county not placing proper priorities on spending. If you give a politician a dollar tax, they will waste it and come back for another fifty cents.

While I believe vector control is necessary, I will not vote for an additional tax. Today it is a mere couple of dollars, but once they get the tax, raising it will be easy. Believe me, they will find a way to ratchet it up in the not too distant future.
6/1/2015 8:42:24 AM
Do you want to PAY TO BE POISONED by the County?Post: Nathan
I do not know about you but I am perfectly capable of taking care of myself last time I checked, though I admit I may not be the best judge of that. Anyway, if you have not seen this yet, please pay attention. You recently or will soon receive a ballot measure to assess a fee on your property so that County Vector Control can spray poison on your property to take care of their mosquito issues. Last time I checked I can buy bug spray at the store and handle this myself. I have been trying to not let it run my attitude about Government but boy every time an opportunity comes up the Government is super quick to pounce on a solution. Maybe it is true 'Never lat a good crisis go to waste'. West Nile is bad in OC and on the news so now is the time to act.

I hope you all just really think about this one first, some in CA think that vaccines are bad boy what does this mean for direct overhead poisoning? I guess in this state it means it is OK, silly me anyway just had to share and please think about this before you vote and if you are for it, please bring the conversation up as I may simply be failing to see how Government benefits me every time they want me to pay more money for something humans have been dealing with since the dawn of time but I digress.

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