At 10 pm on this lovely clear-sky, warm, full moon night, it was necessary to bring everyone, including all the critters, indoors. All the windows, and doors needed to be closed. Stifling hot.
The entire neighbourhood was fogged with malathion insecticide.
I am struggling with this -- it is absolutely wonderful to be without as many mosquitoes. But it also means bees (already in crisis) are killed. Dragonflies and all other harmless, necessary insects die too.
We were notified late on Friday afternoon that the fogging would take place. We were told to not enter the treated area (our entire neighbourhood!) for 24 hours.
That had to be ignored because the pets needed out in the morning, and things needed to be done.
This area has always had an abundance of mosquitoes. It truly has been uglier than usual this year.
How do other communities manage their mosquitoes?? Surely, there are more successful, less toxic management programs in place.