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(AsiaOne)   It's come to this: Community groups are demanding jail time for people who allow mosquitoes to breed at their homes   (news.asiaone.com) divider line 14
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2217 clicks; posted to Main » on 21 Dec 2013 at 9:25 AM (1 year ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2013-12-21 09:34:53 AM  
4 votes:
I've had neighbors whose yard was overgrown, rain gutters clogged, etc.  In the summer I couldn't go into my backyard without being set upon by a swarm of mosquitoes.  People with such little consideration should be horsewhipped.
2013-12-21 01:24:59 AM  
4 votes:
I can't say that I blame them a bit. That genus of mosquitoes are vectors for diseases such as dengue fever, yellow fever & West Nile fever.
2013-12-21 11:41:22 AM  
2 votes:
Some 4x4's, nails and rope will make for a nice fallow for hanging the culprits.

/not serious
//make them pay for neighborhoods cleanups costs
2013-12-21 09:50:05 AM  
2 votes:
Good! The nasty nutjob who used to own the house next to me had a swimming pool but didn't use it. Didn't fill it in or add mosquito dunks, she wouldn't even toss in a dollar bag of feeder goldfish that would have done an awesome job of eating the mosquito larvae. Early one morning I was startled as a flock of wild ducks flew out of the pool where they had sheltered overnight. That was the last straw.

West Nile Virus was rampant here at the time, a block from my home the local health department had found WNV skeeters in their traps. I called the town officials and they were next door within a half-hour of my call. She was fined and instructed to add clorox to the pool immediately or they would double the fine every consecutive day. The next day, which was recycle pick-up day too, I saw about a half dozen bleach bottles in her recycle bin. Bleach is cheap compared to fines, after that every week there were bleach bottles in her recycle bins. I never saw ducks again. She was furious at me for turning her in but too bad too sad, she had a giant fouled swimming pool and a serious health hazard that effected everyone. The whole neighborhood would have been delighted if they threw her in the pokey. The town was very aggressive about WNV, Anything that held standing water had to be turned upside down, gas stations could no longer let old tires stack up for months on end but had to dispose of them weekly. Sometimes folks biatch about 'too much government' but are grateful when they have the muscle to force corrections that benefit everyone.
2013-12-21 01:05:48 PM  
1 votes:

Fissile: I've had neighbors whose yard was overgrown, rain gutters clogged, etc.  In the summer I couldn't go into my backyard without being set upon by a swarm of mosquitoes.  People with such little consideration should be horsewhipped.


Protip: weeds and rain gutters are not the primary vectors for mosquitoes. They need standing water.
2013-12-21 12:18:37 PM  
1 votes:

Fissile: I've had neighbors whose yard was overgrown, rain gutters clogged, etc.


But at least you don't have an HOA.
2013-12-21 12:03:48 PM  
1 votes:

Mr. Breeze: SeedFreak: Good! The nasty nutjob who used to own the house next to me had a swimming pool but didn't use it. Didn't fill it in or add mosquito dunks, she wouldn't even toss in a dollar bag of feeder goldfish that would have done an awesome job of eating the mosquito larvae. Early one morning I was startled as a flock of wild ducks flew out of the pool where they had sheltered overnight. That was the last straw.

West Nile Virus was rampant here at the time, a block from my home the local health department had found WNV skeeters in their traps. I called the town officials and they were next door within a half-hour of my call. She was fined and instructed to add clorox to the pool immediately or they would double the fine every consecutive day. The next day, which was recycle pick-up day too, I saw about a half dozen bleach bottles in her recycle bin. Bleach is cheap compared to fines, after that every week there were bleach bottles in her recycle bins. I never saw ducks again. She was furious at me for turning her in but too bad too sad, she had a giant fouled swimming pool and a serious health hazard that effected everyone. The whole neighborhood would have been delighted if they threw her in the pokey. The town was very aggressive about WNV, Anything that held standing water had to be turned upside down, gas stations could no longer let old tires stack up for months on end but had to dispose of them weekly. Sometimes folks biatch about 'too much government' but are grateful when they have the muscle to force corrections that benefit everyone.

My previous neighbor was the same way. Couldn't go in the backyard for more than 2 minutes before being eaten alive.



2 other ways to deal with it are 1) used cooking oil, a thin sheet on the water prevents the larvae from breathing (they can't poke their snorkels or whatever through the oil) & 2) regular dish soap will break the surface tension so they sink & drown. Both have to be re-applied every few days but it's cheap, effective & biodegradeable.
2013-12-21 11:53:28 AM  
1 votes:
What if there were a person breeding mosquitoes intentionally with the purpose of weeding out their ability to carry. . .nah, couldn't keep it up.

Rather than fine them, simply tie them naked in their front yard for four hours every day until they get with the program
2013-12-21 10:16:53 AM  
1 votes:
I dub this the whiny biatch thread.
2013-12-21 09:43:05 AM  
1 votes:
Only jail time for these thoughtless bastards? God-damn bleeding heart libs!!!!
2013-12-21 09:40:24 AM  
1 votes:

Richard C Stanford: But I want my constitutional right to keep old tires, spare piping, and a scummy old kiddie pool in my yard!


All right, that's it.  I'm coming to your house right now and start kicking things over.
2013-12-21 09:34:57 AM  
1 votes:

houstondragon: Yeah, no. Nobody got time for that shiat, with the overcrowding of jails already for petty and misdemeanor crimes.

Fine the crap out of them if necessary, but the cops (should) do have more important things to worry about.


Yeah, all those people bringing Durians on buses are really clogging up the jails there.
2013-12-21 09:34:20 AM  
1 votes:
I live within a 3 miles of a swamp. Good.
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-12-21 09:30:50 AM  
1 votes:
Malaysia is in the area where moquito borne diseases are a serious concern. They are not a major health risk where I live. West Nile only breaks out during heat waves, and is quite rare in humans even then. EEE is a big scare for a tiny amount of illness.
 
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