POISON SPRAYING IMMINENT IN THE JELSA REGION

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Spraying against mosquitoes and flies will be done in Jelsa and its outlying villages on Saturday 2nd August.

Although we have not seen any official notification, we have been informed today that street spraying (dezinsekcija) was due to take place tonight, but has been delayed until tomorrow, Saturday 2nd August, from 22:00 to 06:00 on Sunday morning. The usual warning is for people with any kind of chest illness to stay indoors and close their doors, windows and shutters; while beekeepers should close their hives. Previously, public warnings were issued in advance, although this did not guarantee that the spraying would happen exactly when advertised. This is the second time this year (2014) that poison spraying is taking place without any noticeable advance information for the public.

Read more Eco Hvar articles about the ongoing problems with the insect and pest suppression programmes on Hvar and nationwide:

Insecticide, Raticide, Herbicide: Unwinnable Wars

Chemical pesticides are ineffective and unacceptable weapons against 'pests', and cause untold levels of collateral damage. (2018)

Insect Spraying Pros and Cons

Eco Hvar's overview of the practice and problems of the insect suppression programme, first published in 2014, updated in 2016 and 2017.

Insect Spraying Calls for Change

Eco Hvar's letter to the Director of the Teaching Public Health Office for Split-Dalmatian County, dated 16th November 2017, in response to the Director's letter of 18th October addressed to the Mayor of Jelsa.

Insect Spraying: the Campaign

Eco Hvar's Letter to the Minister of Health dated 23rd August 2017, explaining our concerns

Insect Spraying: Save the Bees!

The Croatian Laws and Directives which govern the insect suppression programme, balanced with the problems they give rise to, as identified by Eco Hvar, backed by scientific references. (2017)

Insect Spraying: Rethink Needed

Eco Hvar's call for change, based on the practice of insect suppression measures on Hvar,with supporting scientific references. Of particular concern is the use of a cocktail of poisons, all of which inevitably cause collateral damage, some of which are not included in the EU list of permitted pesticides. (2017)

Insect Spraying: the 'fogging' practice

What the 'fogging' (spraying the streets with a poison mist) means in practice to residents, visitors and the environment. (2017)

Bobi, the Dog Who Didn't Need to Die

Bobi, a local dog beloved to many in Jelsa, died in July 2017, very probably as a result of the 'fogging' action.

Mosquitoes - holiday planning

Letter dated 25th August 2017 from a parent worried about possible problems due to the prevalence of mosquitoes.

Mosquitoes and More

Virulent mosquito activity reported by a family holidaying in Vitarnja in August 2017, despite the 'fogging' which took place right outside their apartment during their stay.

Mosquitoes, worst ever

Letters dated August 2014 complaining of intolerable mosquito activity despite the poison spraying in Pitve and Vitarnja on Hvar.

Insecticides in the Air

Eco Hvar expressed concern about the spraying of public highways with inappropriate poisons. (2016)

Rat poison: Time to Think Again

The ineffective programme to control rats and mice by poisoning on Hvar. (2016)

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