Is listerine considered organic?

Discussion in 'Organic Lawn Care' started by DeepGreenLawn, May 20, 2008.

  1. DeepGreenLawn

    DeepGreenLawn LawnSite Silver Member
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    Here's a new one. My grandmother of all people sent me an email saying that if you spray listerine around your lawn and patio, Mosquitos be gone!

    You put the stuff in your mouth, and if your like me, swallow a little. I know it can make you drunk, from previous calls I have run. So other than the burn, do you think it would be to hurtful to give it a try? I wander what it is in the listerine that gets them away?
     
  2. ICT Bill

    ICT Bill LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Sounds like a proctor and gamble commercial
     
  3. DUSTYCEDAR

    DUSTYCEDAR LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
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    Try It And Let Us Know
     
  4. DeepGreenLawn

    DeepGreenLawn LawnSite Silver Member
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    I was wanting to know if you thought it would hurt anything, as far as the environment. Like I said, it's approved for us to use ourselves so I am not too worried about it hurting people, but you got to think what it is and does, it kills everything in your mouth, will it get into the soil enough if you spray it on the grass to kill the biology there? I'm not into the AACT yet, and I don't have any microscopes, maybe you guys that have the proper stuff can run some tests and let us know? I don't know what all is involved to do that but it would be interesting.
     
  5. larryinalabama

    larryinalabama LawnSite Fanatic
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    Anyone ever read Jerry Barker?
     
  6. siklid1066

    siklid1066 LawnSite Member
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    Yes I have Jerry Baker books.His ideas work,but it takes time.
     
  7. treegal1

    treegal1 LawnSite Gold Member
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    Jerry baker is a quack, Listerine is mostly alcohol, it may burn the lawn, get some mosquito dunks and a bat house
     
  8. DeepGreenLawn

    DeepGreenLawn LawnSite Silver Member
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    lol, appreciate the input
     

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