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Articles About pesticide

  • ‘Ghouls on wings’ bug Yellow Springs


    The abundance of mosquitos in Yellow Springs is not the punchline to a cruel celestial joke but the result of an unusually wet June and July.

  • Village using pesticide alternatives

    Jason Hamby, right, superintendent of streets, sewers and parks, looked on as his crew member Kent Harding recently tested a new, all-natural, vinegar-based spray to kill weeds without the use of synthetic chemicals at the public works headquarters at Sutton Farm. The Village is exploring alternative methods and products to conventional herbicides on public property this summer while a new pesticide policy is developed. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    Warning signs pop up on local lawns each spring as local residents contract with companies to treat their lawns with chemical pesticides and fertilizers for the season.

  • Pool re-opens, controversy goes on

    Village Council will decide at its July 1 meeting when to remove the fence around the grassy area where herbicide was over-applied.

  • Profile of the herbicide ‘Escalade 2’

    According to Dr. Jason Russell, a medical toxicology fellow at the Ohio University College of Medicine who works at the Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, villagers have “not much to worry about.”

  • Pool closed 2 days after herbicide application— Spraying sparks controversy

    Several villagers spoke passionately and heatedly about their frustrations and fears around the Wednesday, June 12, overuse of herbicides on the grass around the Gaunt Park pool at Village Council’s June 17 meeting.

  • A public reading of Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring

    A public reading of Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring will be held Saturday, June 22, 8 a.m.–noon at the Farmers Market.

  • AGENDA for Council’s special meeting on herbicide use around pool

    Village Council will hold a special meeting on herbicide use around pool on Thursday, June 20, at 7 p.m. at Council chambers in the Bryan Center.

  • Village staff to alert swimmers about overuse of herbicide


    The Village will contact those who swam in the Gaunt Park pool from last Wednesday to its closing late Friday afternoon to alert them that herbicides had been applied inappropriately Wednesday morning to the grass around the pool.

  • Emergency Council meeting on pool closure


    The Yellow Springs Village Council will hold an emergency meeting on Sunday morning, June 16 at 9 a.m. in Council chambers to discuss the pool closing yesterday due to herbicide application.

  • Pool temporarily closed


    On June 12, 2013, the Village staff applied an herbicide to the clover in the grassy area around the pool, forcing closure.