Thursday, March 22, 2018

Neighbor Reports Rabbits Being Poisoned And Danger Or Other Animals Also Being Poisoned

The Laurelhurst Blog received this information from a neighbor:

I have had a series of dead rabbits in my yard from being poisoned.  
How can we tell our neighbors to not use rat poison if they are not experiencing a rat problem?  If another animal gets a hold of the dead rabbit, they will die as well. 
I don’t mind having wild rabbits in my yard. They are harmless.

The Laurelhurst Community Club recently published this information in their newsletter:
Encourage Pesticide-free Garden Practices  
LCC supports efforts to educate neighbors about gardening without pesticides and using safer alternatives to promote a healthy environment.  
Why not use pesticides? The devastating effects of pesticides can include neuro-toxics, endocrine disruption, sensitizers/irritants leading to allergies, and cancer. They’ve also been linked to Parkinson’s. Pesticides are tracked into our homes and also drain into the soil and contaminate streams and lakes (think, Beach Club) where they affect humans, environment, and sea life. If you use a spraying company, insist on an organic, safe solution. 
Refrain from using toxic pesticides and instead opt for safer lawn and garden alternatives. Contact Washington Toxics Coalition (WTC) at 632-1545 for  information on products and pest control. Visit King County’s website or contact the Natural Lawn and Garden Hotline weekdays at 633-0224.  
Let’s work together to reduce the use of toxic pesticides, and keep Laurelhurst beautiful and safe.

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