The following Comments are from emails sent to the website:
Date: August 20, 2013, 8:27:21 AM PDT
To: Bob Main <email@example.com>, John Sweet <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Melissa Cribbins <email@example.com>,
Subject: Bandon Marsh Mosquitoes
Coos County Commissioners & Bandon City Council,
I have received several emails regarding the mosquito problem you are having in the Bandon area and wanted to let you know that as the North Pacific Director of the American Mosquito Control Association (AMCA) I was available to answer questions you might have about mosquitoes and mosquito control. From the article I read in your local paper it appears that the public has been given some misinformation about the effective use of mosquito repellents as well as the safety of modern mosquito control products to both them and the environment.
The AMCA Website is also a great resource when looking for information about mosquitoes and mosquito control. The address is www.mosquito.org . If I can be of any assistance please let me know.
James J. Lunders, Manager & Biologist
Jackson County Vector Control District
North Pacific Director, AMCA
555 Mosquito Lane
Central Point, OR 97502
Sent: Friday, September 13, 2013 11:43 AM
To: Nikki Zogg; John Sweet; Bob Main; Melissa Cribbins;
Doubt you will respond, but you need to know my feelings.
Last week, I attended the meeting at the Barn. I am so sick that you allowed supposed "experts" to lie to us. After the vector control expert told us that lobsters in Maine are better than ever...I checked. Yes they are
better...because they OUTLAWED that chemical. They were the only state that lobsters got better and the only state the chemical was outlawed. Now other states have started outlawing the chemical.
The Coos County Commissioners knew the risk and should be sued individually.
My Tax dollars should not be paid to defend their actions.
Thank you for sharing your concern and giving us an opportunity to respond. A variety of questions have been raised about (S)-methoprene and crustaceans over the years. These were put to rest with completion of expected environmental concentration (EEC) studies in 1992 showing that time release (S)-methoprene products do not result in aquatic concentrations of (S)-methoprene which pose a risk to crustaceans. In the process of registering MetaLarv® S-PT, a similar EEC study was completed. Concentrations in the MetaLarv® S-PT study also fell below the threshold of risk.
Attached is a report from EPA on the methoprene re-registration process. Here are the report’s Regulatory
• The studies available to EPA indicate that the biochemical insect growth regulator
Methoprene is of low toxicity and poses very little hazard to people and other non-target species.
• Ecological concerns contained in the 1991 Methoprene R.E.D. FACTS document related to toxicity to estuarine invertebrates have been alleviated as a result of submission of the estuarine invertebrate life cycle toxicity study in 1996, which indicated minimal chronic risk to Mysid Shrimp.
It may also be of benefit to you to know that Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, Oregon Fish and
Wildlife, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Oregon Health Authority permitted or approved the product selection and application plan.
I hope that this information eases your concerns. I'd also like to add that USFWS is paying the full cost of the application.
Nikki Zogg, PhD, MPH | Director
Coos County Public Health
1975 McPherson Ave.
North Bend, OR 97459