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Sprayed with mosquito (?) repellant - no extra charge for inhaling it.

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Walking along a narrow Soi I heard a very noisy vehicle behind me.

Turning around, I saw it was painted red, had a revolving light over the cab, looked roughly similar to a songtaew, and had a few guys on the uncovered rear.

 

I then saw it let loose a spray and at first thought CM is spraying water in the air to "combat" the dangerous air here.

 

It then let loose some more blasts and the smell of insect repellant followed.

 

No warning. Bathing all sitting in the open restaurants and coffee shops, pedestrians, infants in strollers, etc.

 

Thank you, Chiang Mai.

Perhaps the insect spray will get the residents before the PM 2.5 air.

 

Well thought out, with safety paramount.

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Depends on what they were spraying.  What did smell like?  Patchouli? 

 

Wait.  That's a Phish show I'm thinking of.

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They come around my village a couple of times a year...smells like kerosene.  I wont let them in the gate as I have fish and frog ponds.  Some people actually invite them in to spray inside their houses??  The thing that surprises me is that they never spray in the khlong behind me nor any of the wet swampy areas in town where most mosquitoes gather? 

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They do this sometimes in my condominium. Afterwards endless cockroaches run arround like crazy. Seams to be something that effects the nerves of indects. Harmless for humans? 

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28 minutes ago, Beggar said:

Harmless for humans?

No, not harmless for humans. Most insecticides work by inhibiting the cholonesterase that carries messages across the synapses in your nervous system. If it kills insects, it will kill you too. Same function, it's just a question of doses and scale. Most insecticides are cumulative within the human body too. Spray too much Doom in  your house and you will start feeling quite poorly quite quickly.

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Come on! You don't enjoy it. And it's free :smile:

 

As above: happens about yearly depending on mosquito/Dengue occurrence.

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Used too do that in Turkey  years ago.all the shops hotels etc closed their doors and windows.must av been a reason for that

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1 hour ago, Max69xl said:

It works perfect where I'm staying. The condominium management puts up notes next to the elevators about date and time for the spraying. 

That is a sane way to do it.

 

Driving slowly down narrow sois and blasting everyone in sight, enveloping all in a poisonous mist, is not a sane way to do it.

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10 minutes ago, JimmyJ said:

That is a sane way to do it.

 

Driving slowly down narrow sois and blasting everyone in sight, enveloping all in a poisonous mist, is not a sane way to do it.

Not to mention when they're spraying the sugarcane fields with pesticide tanks on their backs and using the cheapest white face masks bought in the nearest pharmacy which is made for quite big particles. 

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If mixed properly fogging works well.

The idea is to spray around the perimeter  of the property & mozzies will not fly over the barrier.

Frequencey of spraying 5/7 days

A good rain will make spraying again necessary

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Most Thai people have zero knowledge that mosquito spray is also poisonous to human. 

 

There is a Thai eatery in Chiang Mai called Teng Neung who even supply mosquito spray to customers while eating. Some of the chemicals would drop onto the plates of other customers.

 

The smell was nauseating to me as I am sensitive to any poisonous chemicals.

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