Herkimer Gas Attacks Blossoming With Spring

Herkimer gas attacks map

by Stephen Ames Berry

Herkimer March 2018 Gas Attacks

Herkimer gas attacks have resumed here on Pleasant Avenue  and are blossoming with Spring. Having failed to drive us from our house and been only moderately successful in poisoning us in our beds over the last year, our murderous band of neighbors are trying to deny us our backyard.

When we’re out back for more than a few minutes, a poisonous insecticide rolls in.  It’s odorless, colorless, its familiar symptoms those of pyrethrim:  tongue and lip numbness, drooling, lethargy, itching, short term memory loss, muscle tremors, respiratory problems. The gas quickly disperses, but the symptoms linger for hours. It comes from the direction of King Street.

Assuming its misted from the west of our yard by an easily-concealed handfogger, the pesticide  is dispensed toward us from within the circle on the map. The smaller, easily hidden pesticide foggers have a coverage area of 5,000 square feet, according to the handfogger directions. We’re easily in range from any part of that red circle.

Surrounded by Sykes Gang and A Spreading Plague of Vacant Houses

The gas creeps in when we’re out of line of sight of the neighboring yards. This requires spotters–that would be the Sykes gang, long comfortably nested in landlord Jay Smith properties on the other side of us. (See map.) The two houses to S. Sykes left and the one to his right are vacant. (The guys in 332 Pleasant work during the day.) Indeed, over time there’s been a creeping plague of vacant houses overlooking or near the Sykes gang’s domain. This is symptomatic of a ruthless and depraved criminal enterprise expanding it’s turf. Were the houses’ occupants gassed, or did they just think it healthier to move? 

Looking at the gassing map (below), the immediate reason for poisoning us is obvious: our house and its cameras look right down the throat of the Stanley Sykes gang’s empire of dirt surrounding the parking lot. (They frequently complain they’ve paid for the right to traffic there and that we need to be gone and they’ll soon see us on our way.)

Herkimer gas attacks map
Herkimer Gas Attacks Map – March 2018

March 2018 Gassing Attacks

3/30/18  1200 hrs. Warm day. Gassed in backyard from the direction of King Street as we stood on backstairs. Only direction not within sight or fully fully covered by cameras. 

3/11/18 Installing light on back steps when yard misted with pyrethrim. Usual symptoms. Attack appeared to come from backyard several houses down Pleasant Avenue from the King Street side, given prevailing wind and that I was watching immediately adjacent houses and yards on Pleasant and Eureka Avenues as worked.

Driveby poison gas attacks from Pleasant Avenue: none noted since the 2/27/18 attack reported by Linda Kaidan in her post.

Yeah, not many yet. Endured about 50 last  year. How many poison gas attacks are acceptable?  We expect more gas attacks as the weather gets nicer and we’re outside more often, improving our security and expanding our wealth of  Herkimer crime YouTube offerings.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Author:

This blog is my perspective on dwelling in our small village nestled among beautiful forests, farms and open landscapes. Educated in Israel and the US, I have an MS in Computer Science. My viewpoint has been shaped by world travel, friends and benefactors both strangers and people I know. Linda Kaidan