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Old 03-23-2006, 11:29 PM
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I have actually had new employees taking a wizz by a tree in the front lawn of a mowing account ..... I had to tell he "we don't do dis in America"
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Old 03-23-2006, 11:40 PM
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Lightbulb Microbe, microbe, microbe...................

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Department of Environmental control... around the Western south shore of long island....... He told me that even if I spray garlic juice I need to be certified and carry the triangles on my truck.......
DEC- Dept. of Enviromental Conservation....
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Old 03-23-2006, 11:44 PM
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since when is garlic juice a pesticide i would ask him.
If its labled to repel or control or surpress its a pesicide and a Lic. is required.........You may not have to post a property or notify a neighbor, but you need to display your lic on your tank / truck as needed.
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Old 03-23-2006, 11:51 PM
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Lightbulb Yo Man get the fact stright First!!!!!!!

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he is absolutely serious.
many of the "organic" products are as bad or worse that the man made stuff.
Diatomaceous earts for example is terrible stuff. it is being banned from pool fltration systems ( they have filters that use DE as a filter media) becuase it is a wicked carcinogen and can cuase severe respiratory problems.

the pesticide certification is in place to keep people from applying anything that kills anthing liable for dammages they cuase.

top dog..
if anything you apply to kill anything is a pesticise... salt, urine for fire ants, etc.
There are 2 types of DE, the pool version is very high in silica, a respiratory irratant..........the 2nd is a feed grade used to thwart various worms in animals and is added to there food,also,used by organic gardners for slugs among other things.
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Old 03-29-2006, 11:34 PM
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Wow.. I'm from IN too. Just looked into the classes @ Purdue. I went to Purdue for computer technology. Never thought that I would get into the lawn care business.
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Old 03-30-2006, 08:24 PM
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There are 2 types of DE, the pool version is very high in silica, a respiratory irratant..........the 2nd is a feed grade used to thwart various worms in animals and is added to there food,also,used by organic gardners for slugs among other things.
de is not good stuff...

it can hurt bees (polination) and if it gets worked into the soil it will kill earthworms, erc..
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Old 03-30-2006, 11:20 PM
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de is not good stuff...

it can hurt bees (polination) and if it gets worked into the soil it will kill earthworms, erc..
I'd luv to hear the bee story, but a sprinkle around your hostas on the soil surface is all that is needed.........its been a while since last year, but I dont seem to remember my earthworms taking a stroll through any gardens I service [ DE or not?]
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Old 03-31-2006, 06:03 AM
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wait wait wait.....

How can DE kill bee's? The last time I checked, bee's like the nectar not the stem or root ball correct? Nocutting, is there a name for the base of all plants? Ya know above the root ball the lower stem? Also, how long does DE stay active for, and what are some of the negative effects it has on "other," soil life, if any at all? Does it just break down and become a part of the soil? Is it safe to dig in by hand, say if you need to move a hosta, or plant around the area you treated?
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Old 03-31-2006, 06:11 AM
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And as far as the "Department of Environmental control," comment......... DOH!!
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