Despite being repeated warned by experts, British Columbia ( BC ) municipalities have imposed reckless prohibition against conventional pest control products used in the urban landscape.
The experts were correct, and it is now overwhelmingly evident that prohibition has led to catastrophic carnage for tens of thousands of destroyed and ravaged lawns every single year !
Because of prohibition, urban green spaces that now look like pest-infested garbage dumps.
As a consequence of prohibition, residential and municipal lawns are being destroyed and ravaged by damaging and lethal pests like European Chafer Insects.
Since 2001, this insect has spread throughout the Fraser Valley of British Columbia ( BC ), to municipalities like Burnaby, New Westminster, Metro Vancouver, and Port Moody.
And outbreaks have steadily increased over the past decade.
European Chafers grub stage will eat the roots of lawn grasses, while the sheer number of them bring attention to birds and other animals who tear up the ground trying to get them.
In their search of this insect in the soil, crows and raccoons have been digging up and destroying and ravaging thousands of lawns.
In response to this destructive infestation, some BC municipalities have empowered themselves as a suppliers of green alternative pesticides, like Nematode Insecticides, which DO NOT WORK !
Incredibly, some municipalities have provided this product free-of-charge or with generously-discounted-prices.
In other jurisdictions, municipal prohibition has forced home-owners to purchase green alternative pesticides at three to five times the price of conventional insecticides that actually work.
Municipal Officials have admitted that they have NO OTHER SOLUTION than BOGUS Nematode Insecticides, and home-owners have overwhelmingly condemned these products.
It would be better to DO NOTHING rather than use Nematode Insecticides
If Municipal Officials truly wanted to save home-owner lawns from the damage and destruction of European Chafer Insects, then they should have their local prohibitions RESCINDED.
Thousands of lawns throughout British Columbia have paid the stunningly exorbitant price for the FAILURE of prohibitions.
Conventional pest control products, which are safe and effective, must be reinstated by municipalities in British Columbia.
Otherwise, everyone had better get used to tens of thousands of destroyed and ravaged lawns every single year !
Prohibition FAILURE In Metro Vancouver
European Chafer Insects
Blamed For Butchered Lawns
March 16th, 2015
City Of Vancouver, Province Of British Columbia
Selected And Adapted Excerpts
Just days before spring, residents across Metro Vancouver are finding their lawns TORN TO SHREDS by hungry crows and raccoons.
The culprits ― European Chafer Insects, an invasive species that’s becoming more and more common in most municipalities in the region.
Crows and raccoons have been DIGGING UP YARDS hoping to dine on European Chafer Grubs.
European Chafer Insects were introduced in the region in 2001 through a tainted shipment of soil in New Westminster [ ?!?! ] , and have since become a wide-spread problem. [ WRONG ! ― See later segment ]
There are things you can do to discourage turf-turners, including putting plastic webbing out on your lawn or dangling CDs from trees to scare crows. [ WRONG ! WRONG ! WRONG ! ]
Some home-owners swear by a method of mixing hot sauce with water and detergent and spraying it over the grass. [ WRONG ! ]
Another option is to spray lawns mid-summer with Nematode Insecticides. [ WRONG ! ― It would be better to do nothing rather than use Nematode Insecticides ]
Home-owners have overwhelmingly condemned these products and practices.
Prohibition FAILURE In Burnaby
Chafer Problem Resurfaces
April 23rd, 2015
City Of Burnaby, Province Of British Columbia
Selected And Adapted Excerpts
Burnaby resident Linda Cappelletti is still trying to fend of feasting raccoons, skunks, and crows who have TORN APART HER LAWN looking for European Chafer Insects.
Cappelletti thinks the city needs to step in immediately.
Cappelletti is determined to keep the city from forgetting its promise to find a solution to the problem of pesky European Chafer Insects.
[ If Burnaby truly wanted to save home-owner lawns from the European Chafer Insects, then it should have its local prohibitions RESCINDED. ]
Linda Cappelletti, who lives in a cul-de-sac near Halifax Street, first contacted Burnaby Now in September, after spending HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS on a new lawn only to have raccoons, skunks and crows tear it up in search of European Chafer Grubs.
When Cappelletti called the city to see what they could do to help deal with the troublesome pests, she was told IT WAS OUT OF THEIR CONTROL.
After the story was published, the City of Burnaby told the media it was working on a solution to deal with the city-wide destructive infestation of European Chafer Insects, which would likely include OFFERING RESIDENTS NEMATODE INSECTICIDES AT A REDUCED RATE.
In other words, City of Burnaby has empowered itself as a SUPPLIER OF GREEN ALTERNATIVE PESTICIDES, and has made the decisions to SELL THESE ALTERNATIVES AT THREE TO FIVE TIMES THE PRICE OF CONVENTIONAL INSECTICIDES THAT ACTUALLY WORK.
Since it would be better to DO NOTHING rather than use Nematode Insecticides, and since City of Burnaby has ARBITRARILY AND RECKLESSLY IMPOSED PROHIBITION AGAINST SAFE AND EFFECTIVE INSECTICIDES, City of Burnaby has guaranteed its position as a lucrative supplier in perpetuity.
So when Cappelletti reached out to the city this month in hopes it had implemented its plan to deal with European Chafer Insects, she was disappointed to hear it still wasn’t up and running.
She was also told she would have to PAY for the Nematode Insecticides once they became available.
« It’s repetitive, » she said.
« I paid 4,000 dollars in taxes and I just spent 700 dollars on the landscaper, and you’re not even going to be giving up the product for free ? Do you know how much damage is being done in Burnaby [ because of self-imposed prohibition ] ? »
Cappelletti thinks the city should be giving the Nematode Insecticides out FOR FREE, especially considering the amount of damage European Chafer Insects causing throughout Burnaby, including city land.
In neighbouring New Westminster, when the city was experiencing its own European Chafer problem, it OFFERED RESIDENTS COUPONS for 50 per cent off the purchase of Nematode Insecticides.
The City of Burnaby ran a similar program a few years ago, and Councillor Dan Johnston, former chair of the city’s Lunatic Environmental Committee told the Burnaby Now in October that council was considering reinstating a similar program this year.
When Burnaby Now contacted Johnston to follow up, he said it would be best to speak with the new chair of the Lunatic Environmental Committee, Councillor Anne Kang.
Kang has yet to return the Burnaby Now’s phone call.
Prohibition FAILURE In Port Moody
European Chafer Insects
Ravage Lawns In Bug War
October 21st, 2015
City Of Port Moody, Province Of British Columbia
Selected And Adapted Excerpts
Virginia Usher is in a war with European Chafer Insects and losing fast.
She says EVERY RECOMMENDATION FOR INSECT CONTROL FAILED.
Port Moody resident Virginia Usher is battling European Chafer Insects and LOSING.
« It’s going to continue to spread if we don’t do something that works, » said Usher.
The Port Moody home-owner has tried everything legal — from cayenne pepper to Nematode Insecticides. [ And they all FAILED ! ]
Usher, and other home-owners, have OVERWHELMINGLY CONDEMNED THESE PRODUCTS.
She feels LET DOWN by her lawn care company, the city and the EMPTY PROMISES that these pests can be kept in check without pesticides.
Municipal Officials admit they have NO SOLUTION.
The Port Moody web-site suggests intensive lawn care, extra top dressing, Nematode Insecticides, or landscaping alternatives to lawns. [ WRONG ! WRONG ! WRONG ! ]
Despite this, NO conventional insecticides, which would be safe and effective, are allowed for so-called cosmetic purposes in Port Moody.
Usher spent more than 600 DOLLARS trying to fix the thriving and destructive infestation.
She said that Nutri-Lawn PROMISED CONTROL, but the lawn company literature explains that even at their best, Nematode Insecticides are only up to 60 per cent effective. [ It would be better to do nothing rather than use Nematode Insecticides. ]
Prohibition FAILURE In Metro Vancouver
European Chafer Outbreak
Causes Torn Up Lawn
At Vancouver’s City Hall
November 8th, 2015
City Of Vancouver, Province Of British Columbia
Selected And Adapted Excerpts
Lawns across Metro Vancouver paid the price for the city’s RECKLESS PROHIBITION against pest control products used in the Urban Landscape.
Now, even the lawn at Vancouver City Hall has become a victim.
Normally, Municipal Employees would apply Nematode Insecticides … but you need water to do that, and this year we couldn’t water because there was the water restrictions,.
Nematode Insecticides are tiny worms that are up to 90 per cent [ ?!?! ] effective in combating the invasive beetles if applied correctly and at the right time. [ WRONG ! ]
The damage comes in two different ways.
European Chafer Grubs eat the roots of lawn grasses, while the sheer number of them bring attention to birds and other animals who tear up the ground trying to get them.
The outbreak was first detected in New Westminster in 2001 [ WRONG ! ― See later segment ] , but outbreaks have steadily increased in the Metro Vancouver area over the past decade.
200,000 DOLLARS was earmarked in this year’s budget to deal with the problem in Vancouver parks, and that staff will provide recommendations on how to prevent an outbreak next year. [ WRONG ! ― There are NO preventive measures ]
It would be better to DO NOTHING rather than to SQUANDER 200,000 DOLLARS !
Green Alternatives Like
Nematode Insecticides Will Not Work !
NORAHG Responds About European Chafer Insects
Get used to destroyed and ravaged lawns !
With arbitrary prohibitions, such as the ones recklessly imposed in BC municipalities like Burnaby, New Westminster, Metro Vancouver, and Port Moody, green spaces invariably become CHAFER-INFESTED AND DANGEROUS GARBAGE DUMPS.
Residents of in these municipalities like had better get used to living with GARBAGE DUMP GREEN SPACE, since it is IMPOSSIBLE to adequately control damaging insect pests, like European Chafer, without the use of conventional insect control products.
Recommending Entomo-Pathogenic Nematode Insecticides for controlling damaging insects of turf is MIS-GUIDED AND WRONG !
It would be better to do nothing rather than use Nematode Insecticides.
On the other hand, conventional pest control products effectively and safely control insect pests like European Chafer.
In fact, conventional insect control products, such as Merit ( imidacloprid ), are deemed safer than Entomo-Pathogenic Nematode Insecticides.
In municipalities like Burnaby, New Westminster, Metro Vancouver, and Port Moody, home-owners have NO OTHER OPTION THAN RE-SODDING their lawns, over and over and over again.
If these municipalities truly want to save home-owner lawns from the European Chafer, then they should have their local prohibitions RESCINDED.
Across North America, municipal officials are thinking twice about prohibition by looking at the experience of those jurisdictions that have suffered the hardship and stunningly exorbitant costs of this #@!!% nonsense !
In 1940, in the State of New York, the European Chafer was officially identified as a turfgrass pest.
It was accidentally introduced from the Orient and Europe.
Forty years later, in 1980, it reached the Niagara Peninsula in South-Western Ontario.
Its rampage continued across the Greater Toronto Area throughout the 1980s and 1990s.
In 1997, William H Gathercole, one of the foremost turfgrass experts in the nation, first reported its spread to Montreal, Quebec.
By 2001, this insect had also spread across several states of the North-Eastern U.S.
In 2001, Mr Gathercole also first identified the insect in the Pacific Northwest, in New Westminster, British Columbia, while local experts and entomologists were somehow baffled about an insect pest that had created a well-documented ECOLOGICAL DISASTER in urban landscapes throughout Eastern North America.
Additionally, Mr Gathercole exhaustively investigated the introduction of this pest into British Columbia and Quebec.
In both cases, the European Chafer was imported by CONTAMINATED SOD PRODUCTS originating from grower locations in the province of Ontario.
The sod was brought to a location in City of Chilliwack.
For The Whole Truth About NEMATODE INSECTICIDES, Please Go To The Following Links …
NEMATODES — A SAFE WAY TO REDUCE WHITE GRUB INFESTATION [ ?!?! ] — THEY DO NOT WORK ! ( Blog )
NEMATODES — YOU GET 30 PER CENT CONTROL, IF YOU’RE LUCKY, WHEN APPLIED CORRECTLY ( Report )
NEMATODES — HOW TO RUN A PESTICIDE BUSINESS IN ONTARIO WITHOUT BEING LICENSED … JUST SAY YOU ARE IMPROVING SOIL HEALTH ( Report )
NEMATODES — CARNAGE LEADING TO GARBAGE DUMP GREEN SPACES ( Report )
NEMATODES — RECOMMENDING NEMATODE PRODUCTS IS MIS-GUIDED & WRONG ( Letter to the Editor )
NEMATODES — NEMATODE PRODUCTS ARE NOT EFFECTIVE FOR THE CONTROL OF EUROPEAN CHAFER ( Letter to the Editor )
NEMATODES — NEMATODE PRODUCTS CANOT BE CONSIDERED TRUE ALTERNATIVES TO CONVENTIONAL PRODUCTS — ONTARIO BROCHURE ( Report )
NEMATODES — CURRENTLY, NEMATODE PRODUCTS HAVE NOT BEEN WIDELY ADOPTED FOR USE BY THE TURF INDUSTRY BECAUSE OF THEIR HIGH COST AND BECAUSE THE ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS NECESSARY TO GUARANTEE THE SUCCESS OF THE NEMATODE TREATMENTS RARELY EXIST — CHARBONNEAU ( Report )
NEMATODES — NURSERY AND SOD GROWERS WEB-SITE IS NOW SUGGESTING NEMATODE PRODUCTS INSTEAD OF DIAZINON FOR GRUB CONTROL — WE KNOW THAT NEMATODES DON’T WORK FOR GRUBS ( Report )
NEMATODES — NEMATODES DO NOT WORK, AND I DO NOT RECOMMEND THEM — WISDOM OF DRYSDALE ( Report )
NEMATODES — GUELPH TURFGRASS INSTITUTE HAS SHOWN NEMATODES TO BE MARGINALLY EFFECTIVE IN CONTROLLING INFESTATIONS ( Report )
NEMATODES — TARGET INSECTS SUPPRESSED BY NEMATODE PRODUCTS — MODE OF ACTION OF NEMATODES ( Report )
NEMATODES — CANADIAN FAILURE TO REGULATE NEMATODE PRODUCTS ( Report )
NEMATODES — SINCE THERE HAVE NOT BEEN ANY STUDIES ON THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF NEMATODE PRODUCTS, WHO WILL BE LIABLE IN THE EVENT OF DAMAGE ?!?! ( Report )
NEMATODES — FAILURES & ARE NOT EFFECTIVE SUBSTITUTES FOR CONVENTIONAL INSECTICIDES — NO RESOUNDING ENDORSEMENT FROM PAM CHARBONNEAU ( UNIVERSITY OF GUELPH ) ( Report )
NEMATODES — NOT REGISTERED AS PEST CONTROL PRODUCTS IN CANADA — ONTARIO REGULATORY MANAGEMENT OF NEMATODES ( Report )
NEMATODES — THE NEMATODE INDUSTRY MUST IMMEDIATELY ADDRESS SIXTEEN CRITICAL ISSUES — PART 1 ( Report )
NEMATODES — THE NEMATODE INDUSTRY MUST IMMEDIATELY ADDRESS SIXTEEN CRITICAL ISSUES — PART 2 ( Report )
NEMATODES — CANADIAN MANUFACTURERS’ POSITION REGARDING BIO–PESTICIDES NEMATODE PRODUCTS ( Report )
NEMATODES — REDUCED-RISK PRODUCTS LIST DOES NOT INCLUDE NEMATODES IN CANADA ( Report )
For The Whole Truth About CATASTROPHIC CARNAGE, Please Go To The Following Links …
CARNAGE INFLICTED BY CATASTROPHIC ANTI-PESTICIDE PROHIBITION ( Main Web-Page )
CARNAGE INFLICTED BY CATASTROPHIC ANTI-PESTICIDE PROHIBITION – REPORTS & LETTERS TO THE EDITOR ( Web-Page )
CARNAGE INFLICTED BY CATASTROPHIC ANTI-PESTICIDE PROHIBITION – REFERENCES & WILHELM SCREAM ( Web-Page )
CARNAGE INFLICTED BY CATASTROPHIC ANTI-PESTICIDE PROHIBITION – RE-DIRECT LINKS ( Web-Page )
CARNAGE INFLICTED BY CATASTROPHIC ANTI-PESTICIDE PROHIBITION – PROVINCES OF MANITOBA, ONTARIO, & QUEBEC – ON THE ANNIVERSARY OF 9|11, DO ANTI-PESTICIDE BASTERDS CELEBRATE THE SUCCESS OF THEIR TERRORIST COLLEAGUES ? — ENEMIES LISTS ( Blog )
CARNAGE INFLICTED BY CATASTROPHIC ANTI-PESTICIDE PROHIBITION – PROVINCE OF ONTARIO – ON THE ANNIVERSARY OF 9|11, DO ANTI-PESTICIDE BASTERDS IN ONTARIO CELEBRATE THE SUCCESS OF THEIR TERRORIST COLLEAGUES ? ( Blog )
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Communities and businesses are being HARMED and DESTROYED and RAPED by LUNATIC-TERRORISTS who ARBITRARILY AND RECKLESSLY IMPOSE PROHIBITIONS against pest control products used in the Urban Landscape and by the Agriculture Industry, and who PERPETRATE OTHER ACTS OF ENVIRONMENTAL TERRORISM.
We are living in the 9|11 Era of Anti Pesticide & Environmental Terrorism where at least ONE SUBVERSIVE ACT OF TERRORISM is perpetrated EVERY SINGLE DAY by LUNATIC-TERRORISTS.
A LUNATIC is a person whose actions and manner are marked by extreme recklessness.
The RECKLESS ACTS OF SUBVERSION by these LUNATIC-TERRORISTS has led to the ARBITRARY IMPOSITION of Anti-Pesticide PROHIBITION in several jurisdictions throughout North America.
The result was CATASTROPHIC CARNAGE !
Because of LUNATIC-TERRORISTS, provinces like Ontario now have a TRAIL OF ECONOMIC DESTRUCTION WITH HUNDREDS OF SMALL BUSINESSES DESTROYED and THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE OUT OF WORK, a MORE DANGEROUS OUTDOOR ENVIRONMENT, and a BLACK MARKET IN PESTICIDES.
Only TRUE LUNATICS would wish to create a TRAIL OF ECONOMIC DESTRUCTION WITH HUNDREDS OF SMALL BUSINESSES DESTROYED and THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE OUT OF WORK.
Because of LUNATIC-TERRORISTS, we are living in the DARK AGE OF ANTI PESTICIDE TERRORISM where sound science is trumped by FAKE SCIENTISTS, JUNK SCIENCE and UNVERIFIABLE SECRET EVIDENCE through FABRICATION, INNUENDO, and INTERNET RUMOR ― scientific research PROVES that pest control products will CAUSE NO HARM and can be USED SAFELY.
An informed public is better able to protect itself and its communities and businesses from LUNATIC-TERRORISTS who are THE LEAST QUALIFIED TO PROVIDE ANY ADVICE about pest control products or the environment.
NORAHG is the National Organization Responding Against HUJE that seek to harm the Green space and other industries, and the well-being of our communities.
NORAHG morally represents the VAST SILENT MAJORITY of people associated with turf and ornamental plant maintenance who are OPPOSED to LUNATIC-TERRORISTS and their Anti Pesticide PROHIBITIONS, resulting in the CLOSURE or ABANDONMENT of green spaces under the RIDICULOUS PRETEXT CONCOCTED BY LUNATICS of somehow « saving » the environment.
NORAHG is a NATIONAL NON-PROFIT NON-PARTISAN organization that does not accept money from corporations or governments or trade associations, and represents NO VESTED INTERESTS WHATSOEVER.
NORAHG is dedicated to reporting PESTICIDE FREE FAILURES, as well as the work of RESPECTED & HIGHLY RATED EXPERTS who promote ENVIRONMENTAL REALISM and PESTICIDE TRUTHS.
NORAHG strikes back against the MYTHS concerning the need for prohibition against pest control products.
NORAHG RESPONDS on behalf of the VAST SILENT MAJORITY of THE PUBLIC THAT DOES NOT WANT PESTICIDE BANS, and SUPPORTS those who work in the Professional Lawn Care Industry, the Golf Industry, and the Agriculture Industry.
RESPECTED & HIGHLY RATED EXPERTS
THE MYTHS ABOUT BANNING PESTICIDES
VAST SILENT MAJORITY
NORAHG is opposed to PESTICIDE FREE jurisdictions where LUNATIC-TERRORISTS have DOOMED CHILDREN to SUFFER INJURIES since Anti-Pesticide PROHIBITION inevitably leads to public and residential green spaces that become DANGEROUS AND PEST-INFESTED GARBAGE DUMPS.
Go to the following links …
ANTI-PESTICIDE PROHIBITION DESTROYED GREEN SPACES
PESTICIDE BANS MADE OUR GREEN SPACES LOOK #@!!% UGLY – PHOTO GALLERY
EMERALD ASH BORER – SAFE & EFFECTIVE INSECTICIDES VERSUS CHAIN SAWS
NORAHG is concerned that, because of PESTICIDE FREE MAINTENANCE of parks and sports fields, CHILDREN ARE AT HIGHER RISK OF SUFFERING INJURIES with DANGEROUS PLAYING SURFACES CREATED BY #@!!% PESTICIDE BANS.
CHILDREN ARE NOT AT RISK
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NORAHG was the brainchild of William H Gathercole and his colleagues in 1991. Mr Gathercole is now retired, although his name continues to appear as founder.
Force Of Nature was launched by NORAHG for CONTINUOUS transmission on the Internet on January 1st, 2009 ― however, the VERY FIRST Stand-Alone Force Of Nature Report was issued on September 19th, 2008.
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