Spraying at library troubling
Tuesday, August 20, 2019
The east branch of the Shepard Memorial library is one of the best library's in the USA.
Today a man on a John Deere three wheeler pulling a small trailer with a sprayer tank mounted on the trailer was spraying some kind of chemical around the entrances and other areas around the library. The chemical smelled like an insecticide to me.
My guess is he may have been spraying for mosquitos. This is the second time in a couple of weeks I have seen him spraying around the park and library. If he is applying any kind of chemical, he is supposed to put up a sign so people will be informed to not enter that area for the time required by the law regulating were pesticides are applied.
Mothers were bringing their babies in strollers as well as small children into the library at both entrances where the man had just sprayed five minutes before, and the chemical was still wet.
My concern is for the small children and babies. Someone at the park service should review what's going on in regards to when this worker should be spraying. He should do it while children are coming in and out of the library.
All pesticides insecticides and herbicides have s set re-entry time that no one is supposed to enter the area that has been treated.
I assume this individual works for the park service or the city of Greenville and probably is within the regulations, but I smelled the odor as soon as I walked out and that is the poison. Plus the individual was around the other side of the library spraying the bushes next to the park headquarters entrance where children and parents sit on the park bench.
Dwight Ware Watson