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Old 05-27-2003, 12:17 AM
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pesticides that you refuse to touch

I have been liscensed for several years to apply pesticides. However it is not something I enjoy. I have no problems with applying oils, or soaps, and few problems with Merit. However herbicides bother me in regards to application, as well as the more harsh insecticides. Does anybody else try not to touch certain types of pesticides? Whether you are liscensed or not.
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Old 05-27-2003, 07:18 PM
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I dont spray insecticides. Let me rephrase that....I wont spray insecticides. They are nasty to me. I would rather sub-out spraying insecticides than actually do it myself.
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Old 05-27-2003, 08:31 PM
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I wear a mask ever time I put down a pesticide, granular or spray. But, I don't do much insecticides other than Merit and fert. combo, hate them also.
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Old 05-27-2003, 09:10 PM
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I wont spray carbamates or organophosphates. Talstar is the alternative for my usage.
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Old 05-28-2003, 12:30 AM
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I wont spray carbamates or organophosphates. Talstar is the alternative for my usage.
I believe that if you look at the LD/50 of Talstar, it is in fact lower, (meaning more potentially leathal) than Dursban.
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Old 05-28-2003, 06:54 AM
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First off all, any synthetic pesticide, be it a fertilizer, herbicide or insecticide, has a risk associated with it.
Second, regardless if it is a organophosphate or carbamate based insecticide, all are cancerous/lethal and the ones with the most severe side effects are the fungicides, due to repeated/prolonged exposure.
I see more relaxed use of pps/wps safety gear with fungicides than anything else.
Third, If you are saying not to use pesticides based on the LD - than stay away from aspirin, it's LD is 50. The vapour fumes from gasoline carries a greater degree of cancer than pesticides.
If you are hypersensitive to a particular mode of chemical, than that tells you your application methods need to be improved.
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Old 05-28-2003, 08:56 AM
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Paraquat and Diquat. I think I'm a walking time bomb - I had so much exposure to those chemicals when I was younger. If I'm not mistaken, those accumulate in your body and never break down.
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Old 05-28-2003, 03:22 PM
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Rtom45 ...
I use to spread cyanide powder around my garden when I was younger ... no gloves, mask, or anything resembling PPE. LOL
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Old 05-29-2003, 05:32 PM
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Aluminum Phisphate is a good one to stay away from too. Some companies use this for their "mole control". It creates the gas Phosphine when it comes into contact with moisture. This stuff will fester your lungs and kill you in a minute.
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Old 05-29-2003, 08:34 PM
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All of them.

Pesticide licenses are way to expensive for my blood right now. Plus I'm probably to dumb to pass the applicators test.
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