by Nathanniel Smith, The Times of Chester County, September 29, 2015
My opinion piece “Mosquito spraying: why doesn’t the county want to
talk about it?” in the Times of Chester County, August 31, asked many
questions. Since then I’ve found many answers, including from talking
with the County Health Department, and many new questions too. One
thing I’ve learned is how complex this subject is, since it depends
on the always lively interaction of the human and the scientific.
I think West Chester has a good opportunity now, as this year’s
mosquito season trails off, for cooperation between citizens, the
Health Department, and the Borough government (and the same could
apply in other municipalities.
For now, I have written up an interview with Margaret Hudgings, who
has been leading the citizens group (of which I have been part) that
is dialoguing with the Health Department and the Borough in an effort
to avoid public insecticide spraying if at all possible….
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