Matthew Leslie

Early tomorrow morning, between 2:00 and 5:00 a.m, Orange County Vector Control plans to send a truck down streets in two sectors of Fullerton to spray an insecticide into front yards of homes. The insecticide is called Deltagard, a Bayer product containing Deltamethrin, a synthetic pyrethroids neurotoxin.

The insecticide’s Safety Data Sheet can be found at this link:¬†Deltagard_SDS

A map of the planned spray area is below:

OC Vector Map 2

Concerned residents can call the agency at (714) 971-2421, but should be prepared to speak with public relations personnel.

OC Vector only posted notices to neighborhoods midday on Tuesday, October 4, less than 48 hours before the planned spraying. During a meeting of the Fullerton City Council Tuesday night, residents complained of not having received door hangers or phone messages warning them of the impending chemical spraying.

Although some members of the City Council questioned a representative from OC Vector, hastily added to the evening’s agenda, the City Council did nothing substantive to support concerned residents. Instead, following public and council comments, Mayor Doug Chaffee gaveled down further audience questions, and told residents to talk to the OC Vector representative out in the lobby.

OC Vector Truck Spraying