Defend Your Pollinator Garden: Here’s How I Easily Reported Pesticide Drift From My Neighbor’s Mosquito Spraying Company

Atlanta GA: I filed a complaint against my neighbor’s mosquito spraying company and the company received a formal warning letter from the Dept. Of Agriculture. Drift was detected on my property. Action will be taken against the company if more complaints are received. The more complaints we file against these mosquito spraying companies, the more power we have over our own property and pollinator gardens. My yard is an Audubon Sanctuary as well.

It was a very simple process:
1. I googled “Georgia Department of Agriculture Pesticides”.
2. I called “Pesticide Complaints and Enforcement”. I lodged a formal complaint over the phone. It took 5 minutes.
3. They sent someone out to take my testimony and samples of my plants back to their lab.
4. Drift of Talstar/Bifenthrin was detected on my plants.

5. A warning letter was sent to the company.

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Help Our Poor Beleaguered Birds: Keep Your Yard Peaceful and Quiet

Birds have so much to deal with to survive during the Anthropocene: Pesticides, habitat loss, loss of trees, roaming cats, large glass windows, exotic plants that don’t host the North American insects they need, dirty bird feeders and a changing climate. 
Then… add what’s happening in my neighborhood and many neighborhoods around the country: the dreaded landscaping ‘Mow and Blow’ Crews.  These guys are the very worst when it comes to “taking care of our earth”.  In Atlanta, Georgia they have the loudest most polluting engine blasting away 12 hours a day with no regulations stopping them.
The decibel level of our outdoor activity matters.
▪️If we want our gardens to be bird sanctuaries, we can’t have leaf blowers blasting away at 110 decibels in our yards and neighborhoods.
▪️Leaf blowers aren’t conducive to a healthy life… for human life or wildlife.
▪️Read more here: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/10/191011131905.htm #banleafblowers #quietyards #peacefulyards. #birds 
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