Aerial Spraying to Kick Off Tonight

Spraying’s expected to start, depending on your municipality, around 10 p.m. 8:30 p.m.¬†Since this is probably old news to you, just a few precautions:

  • Remain inside if at all possible
  • Bring pets inside
  • Bring pet food and water dishes inside
  • Cover fish ponds
  • Pick homegrown fruits and vegetables before spraying occurs

So, PICK AND HOARD ALL YOUR FRUIT AND VEGGIES THE PLANES ARE COMING.

Update: Just got a call from Highland Park town administrator Bill Lindley. He wanted everyone to know the spraying won’t affect swimming pools, as it will disintegrate and disperse when it hits the water. So, rest easy.

5 thoughts on “Aerial Spraying to Kick Off Tonight

  • August 16, 2012 at 9:48 am
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    So the lady who’s been protesting on the corner of Hillcrest and Lovers for the last two days only has today left to work?

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  • August 16, 2012 at 12:25 pm
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    I understand the arguments for and against aerial spraying. After reading this post, I have one question: what effect will the spraying have on the safety of local swimming pools? I’m thinking one wouldn’t want their children swimming in water that has been “spiked” with toxic chemicals.

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  • August 16, 2012 at 2:32 pm
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    I wish they weren’t spraying. I have glorious basil plants that are full of leaves and I don’t want to pick them all and freeze them. Dagnabit.

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  • August 16, 2012 at 4:26 pm
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    @PCPARENT: You get a bigger dose of “toxic chemicals” from the insect repellent you put on your kids or the insecticides you spray in your own yard.

    @Dixie: I’m sure you could get away with washing your basil before you consume it. I can’t speak for HP, but UP has already been spraying from their trucks this summer. If you’re trying to avoid eating even a tiny trace of insecticide that might settle on your basil leaves, then you’re too late.

    According to the City of UP website, “[the planes] distribute product at a lower concentration than ground spraying — less than an ounce per acre” and “the insecticide being used dissipates in sunlight and in swimming pools.”

    http://www.uptexas.org/index.cfm?FuseAction=Page&PageID=000017&ArticleID=687&fromHome=1

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  • August 20, 2012 at 9:38 am
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    That’s right, Neal. Just wash your veggies, which i hope you were going to do anyway, since being in your backyard does not shield them from various other contaminants. Or just throw them out – my basil grows so fast I can’t use it all anyway.

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