Is MOSQUITO BARRIER a pesticide or not?

Discussion in 'Organic Lawn Care' started by MR HYDROSEED, Sep 4, 2005.

  1. MR HYDROSEED

    MR HYDROSEED LawnSite Member
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    I've been trying to find out if Mosquito Barrier is a pesticide or not. I found a gov. website that lists exclusions, if a product is a food product and doesn't have any other active ingredients it is exluded from being a pesticide. Does this sound correct? I'd like to spray MB in New Hampshire and Mass. Thank you.
     
  2. NattyLawn

    NattyLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I looked at the website and it's stated that MB is exempt from the Insecticide and Rodenitcide Act. But, it would be best to look into your state regulations on the matter. It's a whole new ballgame when/if you try to apply commercially.
     
  3. SodKing

    SodKing LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Generally in NH if it mitigates, repels, or kills, an insect, whether organic or synthetic, they look at it as a pesticide.
     
  4. nocutting

    nocutting LawnSite Senior Member
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    Hi, its a repellant, any repellant is exempt- Not A Pesticide:waving:
     
  5. nocutting

    nocutting LawnSite Senior Member
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    Hi, its a repellant, any repellant is exempt- Not A Pesticide:waving: ....at least in NY
     
  6. SodKing

    SodKing LawnSite Bronze Member
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    NH laws are some of the most restrictive in the nation...
     
  7. upidstay

    upidstay LawnSite Bronze Member
    from CT
    Posts: 1,325

    We are failry tough here in CT. but our rule is, if it has an EPA reg. #, then it's a pesticide. If it doesn't, then it ain't.
     

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