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ant
04-17-2008, 08:15 PM
Alright you are at Mrs. Jones to service her lawn. pre m with fert. (granular) and blanked her lawn with liquid broad leaf weed control. the warning on the broad leaf weed control label states "keep people and pets off till spray has dried but you have left them a notice to keep off the lawn for 24 hrs. you get in at the end of the day and that night the phone rings and its Mrs. Jones and she begins to tell you that the kid next door was playing on her lawn and she is concerned about the spray that was applied to her lawn.
what do you tell her?

RigglePLC
04-17-2008, 09:09 PM
Your product is just as safe as Weed B Gone. The government requires people to stay off lawn until the spray has dried. This is based on years of animal tests and years of safe experience after accidental exposure incidents. You like to be extra sure with your 24 hours recommendation. The government rules allow a wide margin for safety, usually at least a 100 times safety margin. So if you sprayed it every day for a hundred days and he played on the grass for a hundred days--he is approaching the danger point. This is based on animal studies with white rats.

whoopassonthebluegrass
04-18-2008, 01:19 AM
This is based on animal studies with white rats.

Is that what they're calling the lazy, rich kids in the upscale neighborhoods these days?

Whitey4
04-18-2008, 01:21 AM
Tell her to keep the dopey kid off her lawn!

garydale
04-18-2008, 03:47 PM
Read the re-entry section of the label. You should have already supplied the customer with that part of the label when you signed her.( In Md. anyway)

The label should answer your and hers questions. Once dry no concerns.

humble1
04-18-2008, 10:50 PM
Is that what they're calling the lazy, rich kids in the upscale neighborhoods these days?

thats a good one:laugh:

TLClandscaping
04-19-2008, 02:35 AM
2-4 hours stay off the lawn or until it dries, kids or pets.

Grandview
04-19-2008, 06:13 AM
Hope you had it posted. Although the signs are ignored most of the time.

Tahoe1889
04-19-2008, 07:54 PM
What ever the label says. Label is "Law"

ant
04-19-2008, 10:03 PM
[QUOTE=ant;2276174] the warning on the broad leaf weed control label states "keep people and pets off till spray has dried but you have left them a notice to keep off the lawn for 24 hrs. /QUOTE]

thanks guys for the replies..

these "WHAT IF" posts and replies help us see how we all would react to a situation that will jam us up as chemical applicators.

even tho this situation did not happen, what would have messed us up is
1. the lawn was tagged to keep people and pets off for 24 hrs.
but the label states keep people and pets off till spray had dried.

if the lawn was tagged "keep people and pets off till spray had dried" chances that there would be no concern, and we would have told her it has dried and the label states that the caution is over after it has dried.
we should have not tagged it "keep people and pets off for 24 hrs."

(wi) Roots
04-19-2008, 10:19 PM
Different state require different way to warn non visitor from entering treated areas. Check your states compliance? But, of course if you must ask. Your definately not a pro!