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Killing them softly: Santa Clara County to ensure immature mosquitoes never grow up

Original post made on Feb 11, 2020

Santa Clara County will unleash an eco-friendly larvicide on mosquitoes in the Palo Alto Baylands on Wednesday.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, February 10, 2020, 4:58 PM

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Posted by Resident
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Feb 11, 2020 at 9:38 am

I hope they do a better job than last year and that they repeat the spraying when necessary. Last summer it was miserable just walking around in the middle of the afternoon and sitting out in the evening was impossible.

Posted by Anon
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Feb 11, 2020 at 9:44 am

Apologies: I'm a little confused about this:

>> Bti is one half of the biorational larvicide that will be used against the mosquito population, along with methoprene, a common insect growth inhibitor.

In particular, what is the impact on butterflies and moths? I saw so few butterflies and (decorative) moths last year that I could probably count them all on my fingers. And yes, I have what is supposed to be a "friendly" garden. Thank goodness I'm still getting lots of hummingbirds.

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