Monthly Archives: June 2014

Sunnyvale will be sprayed with a toxic chemical June 24th

Courtesy Deborah Marks

During the night of June 24th (next Tuesday) a large area of Sunnyvale (somewhat west of 85, to Sunnyvale-Saratoga Rd., from Homestead Rd to El Camino) will be sprayed with a toxic chemical. For some areas this will be the second time within 3 weeks.

The pesticide is Zenivex and contains 4% Etofenprox as the active ingredient. Etofenprox is harmful to humans and to the environment esp. to bees and cats. Bees will not be directly exposed at night but the pesticide settles to the ground and on plants.  Insects larger than flies will not be eliminated.   There are though many small insects which are important in the food chain which will become ill or die.  Birds may ingest these insects. Continue reading