They were supposed to spray Monday night, but they announced on the news that they would postpone it to Tuesday night.
I am in a town that was heavily sprayed (I heard the plane go by very low 3 times on Tuesday night). I think that is all they are planning on doing.
Anvil is an adulticide, so I think it's supposed to kill the adult mosquitos right away. Plus the fact sheet states that it dissapates fairly quickly in the presence of water and sunlight, so I wouln't expect a prolonged effect from it. The planes were suppossedly avoiding organic farms by using GPS technology. I'm sure they'll still get some drifting on the wind though
I sprayed my garden down heavily with the hose, and will do so again today. And ds's toys and swingset.
I see dragonflies and frogs (I was worried about them) outside, just not as many.
The hummingbirds and finches seem ok but I'm worried that they will starve because the amount of bugs has been radically decreased.
I have mixed feelings about this, I am sad about the wildlife and environment, but where I live if you stand in the shade for 5 minutes you will be bitten by a mosquito. Ds's sandbox is in partial shade and he is getting bitten in there at 2pm in the afternoon. Often those strains of mosquitos (aggressive day biters) are the type more likely to be carrying EEE. And I am worried about EEE. It's very rare, but if you are unlucky enough to get it, your chance of survival is poor. For this reason I have been using bug spray (the natural kind was not working on ds, he was covered in bites) on ds and myself. We try to stay in at dusk, but in the summer when you are out and about or at parties, you need to use something. So now maybe I can use less chemicals on our skin anyway.
Lots of good info and statistics on these websites if anyone's interested.