Mosquitoes, Dragonflies, and Bees

Petition to Ban the Use of Permethrin in the State of Virginia

This year, 2019, I saw the first honeybees that I’ve seen in more than 3 years in Virginia Beach.  I attribute this to all of the wildflowers that I’ve grown this summer (most from seed).

Each morning I go out to my garden to water and watch the honeybees, bumblebees, dragonflies, and hummingbirds enjoying their nectar and collecting their pollen.

It was late Friday night (July 26th), that I heard the rumble of the mosquito poison spraying truck.  They came up and down our streets a couple of times, fogging the whole neighborhood with their chemicals.

When it comes to pesticides and insecticides, I’ve always felt that, if it’s harmful to another living thing, then it can’t be good for us.  Well apparently, it's not good for any living thing; I haven’t seen a bee, a dragonfly, nor a hummingbird since that spraying last Friday night.

I don’t like mosquitoes either, but I’d rather be bitten by a few mosquitoes each day than to cause harm to our already fragile ecosystem.

Who here knows what chemicals are being sprayed in Virginia Beach?

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