Why are other towns and cities using alternative non-toxic mosquito control
Can you list the cities you mentioned above? It would be helpful.
It is not opposing information I find to be hysterical. It is the negative and defensive comments that are not necessary to get a point across. Most would prefer non toxic forms of pest control, including me, and I have researched and have found no information of municipalities that use it. If anyone knows of a city/town that has successfully used a non toxic insecticide it would be helpful to know.
Using labels like "negative" or "hysterical" to refer to those concerned about an issue is not productive. In my opinion, being concerned about what chemicals are being sprayed on and around our homes, and voicing these concerns is not hysterical. Nor is it hysterical to follow up and demand answers to questions that officials from the mosquito control district seem determined to avoid.
From 1950-1990 the tobacco industry stated there was no connection between smoking and cancer. The industry created doubt by citing some studies that said "yes" and others that said "no" until 1996 when scientists found the chemical linking cancer and smoking. I am sure that those who opposed the tobacco companies for 46 years were also labeled as hysterical.
The EPA has identified Permethrin (the pesticide used by the mosquito control district) as "likely to be carcinogenic to humans . . . " yet the mosquito control district continues to spray our neighborhoods with Permethrin in the name of saving us from west nile and other mosquito borne diseases. In the name of protecting our health, we are being exposed regularly and repeatedly to a carcinogen. It is not right.