Outrageous! All zones of Santa Cruz county are being sprayed with a toxic pesticide, Checkmate LBAM-F to kill the light brown apple moth (LBAM). CDFA has given this “emergency status” even though there has been no documented damage from the light brown apple moth (LBAM) in California. I wonder if the pesticide company that is producing Checkmate LBAM-F is having their pockets lined by this mandated spraying? Thanks Arnie!
After this month, LBAM spraying will resume in March, 2008 and continue every thirty days for nine months. The same LBAM spray schedule will resume again in March of 2009. If you live in the Santa Cruz / Monterey area you should take action to prevent this. A friend of mine who lives in Santa Cruz has children that have asthma. The kids are being made ill by this. After doing some research he found out why, and passed the news along to me. The planes have been spraying all evening. This is SICKENING!
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