Date: 7/18/22 12:55 pm
From: Lanny Chambers <lannychambers...>
Subject: Re: No sightings, Perspective on Insect Declines and Their Impact
Jean,

Share this link with your neighbor:
https://lawnlove.com/blog/how-to-get-rid-of-mosquitoes-in-yard/

Note that spraying is presented as the last resort, and that the other steps are mostly free. Even Orkin admits that while spraying may repel mosquitoes for awhile, it doesn't actually kill many of them. Saving some otherwise-wasted money may get his attention.

Lanny Chambers
Fenton, MO

> On Jul 18, 2022, at 14:06, Jean Ellen Whatley <jeanellenwhatley...> wrote:
>
> SO...question for the group: my next door neighbor uses all manner of chemicals on his lawn AND pesticides -- paying 2 different guys to come and spray once a month. The last time the fella from Orkin was here with the mosquito bog, I was in my yard and I did ask him to spray in the direction AWAY from my perennial bed with all my recent native flowers -- which I've been cultivating for the past 4 years -- for the birds and the bees & the butterflies. These are good neighbors and I do see him throwing bread out to the birds (I have kept my mouth shut about that....) but I know he's got a soft spot for the bird because he asks me about my bird boxes and feeders and comments on how the hummingbird love the Rose of Sharon. I SO want to share with him that he is killing their food supply.
>
> What would you do?

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