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Saturday, September 03, 2016

We want to avoid Naled in Coconut Grove

I have been contacted by more than one Coconut Grove resident concerned about Zika spraying in Coconut Grove. I was told by Madelin Pacheco, the NET administrator of the Coconut Grove office that they have not heard anything from the county yet about Coconut Grove being sprayed. She'll alert me when and if that happens.

The consensus from neighbors seems to be that people don't want to be sprayed on - themselves, their kids and their property and pets and others want a warning if it will happen in their neighborhoods, which many feel has happened already. But apparently not.

If a can of over-the-counter bug spray will do the trick, I'm not sure that there is a need to coat everything with the poisonous Nalad spray that is used to fight Zika from spreading.

In instances around the country, there have been harmful effects. In South Carolina, a whole bee population was wiped out. But according to the story in the Washington Post, Naled has been sprayed on more than six million acres in Florida already. But the toxin can kill honey bees as well as mosquitoes. Cornell University warned that "Naled is highly toxic to bees.


One resident told me, "Coconut Grove and our precious tree canopy are one of the few remaining (relatively) safe havens for the feral honey bees that pollinate our fruit trees and flowering plants. I don't currently have any beehives, but as a registered beekeeper, I am on the list to be notified before any panic mosquito eradication spraying takes place.  I am following the local news with real dread!"


She went on: "In theory, they won't spay until someone is diagnosed with Zika. If someone shows up at the doctor or hospital, they send the ground team in first. In a small specific area around the victims house." 

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