Re: [gardeners] OT: West Nile Virus

Annetta Green (
Wed, 7 Aug 2002 18:16:46 -0400

I have to admit that I have curtailed my early morning forays into the
garden and now wait until the sun is fully up.  Even then I now have a
bottle of repellent at each door to go outside.  As far as I know we only
have a few dead birds here in Cent FL, but then I have not seen the news in
a while.  Our hot water heater needed replacing so I have been garage
cleaning so we could get to it, then putting the stuff back in some sort of
order.  I could not believe the amount of dirt there was in the corner
behind the unit.   I could have planted a garden back there.

Our county has contracted with a spray company that drives through every
neighborhood, down every street spraying for mousquitoes about once a week.
Most counties have their own trucks, but this is the first time our county
has had a spraying schedule of any kind.  Being that we back up to a state
park it has not really done a lot, but I am willing to put up with it.
Anne in FL
zone 9b, sunset 26

Non-violence leads to the highest ethics, which is the goal of all
evolution. Until we stop harming all other living beings, we are still
savages. -Thomas Edison, inventor (1847-1931)

----- Original Message -----
From: "George Shirley" <>
To: <>
Sent: Tuesday, August 06, 2002 10:30 PM
Subject: Re: [gardeners] OT: West Nile Virus

> Maybe so, but one local resident here has already died from WNV. Seems to
be most dangerous for the
> elderly and those with bodies that are already in bad shape. I'm staying
inside after dark myself.