Is this Illegal?

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by Jeds_Lawn_Care, Feb 28, 2007.

  1. Jeds_Lawn_Care

    Jeds_Lawn_Care LawnSite Senior Member
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  2. indyturf

    indyturf LawnSite Bronze Member
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    if you don't have a pesticide applicators license it would be illegal
     
  3. ArizPestWeed

    ArizPestWeed LawnSite Bronze Member
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    It's also illegal to drive over the speed limit
     
  4. Jeds_Lawn_Care

    Jeds_Lawn_Care LawnSite Senior Member
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    So this stuff is a pesticide? I know I probably sound stupid, but I am just very un-educated about these things.
     
  5. Jason Rose

    Jason Rose LawnSite Fanatic
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    PESTICIDE: A pesticide is any substance or mixture of substances intended for preventing, destroying, repelling, or mitigating any pest. Pests can be insects, mice and other animals, unwanted plants (weeds), fungi, or microorganisms like bacteria and viruses. Though often misunderstood to refer only to insecticides, the term pesticide also applies to herbicides, fungicides, and various other substances used to control pests. Under United States law, a pesticide is also any substance or mixture of substances intended for use as a plant regulator, defoliant, or desiccant.

    Here are some common kinds of pesticides and their function:
    Algicides
    Control algae in lakes, canals, swimming pools, water tanks, and other sites.

    Antifouling agents
    Kill or repel organisms that attach to underwater surfaces, such as boat bottoms.

    Antimicrobials
    Kill microorganisms (such as bacteria and viruses).

    Attractants
    Attract pests (for example, to lure an insect or rodent to a trap). (However, food is not considered a pesticide when used as an attractant.)

    Biocides
    Kill microorganisms.

    Disinfectants and sanitizers
    Kill or inactivate disease-producing microorganisms on inanimate objects.

    Fungicides
    Kill fungi (including blights, mildews, molds, and rusts).

    Fumigants
    Produce gas or vapor intended to destroy pests in buildings or soil.

    Herbicides
    Kill weeds and other plants that grow where they are not wanted.

    Insecticides
    Kill insects and other arthropods.

    Miticides (also called acaricides)
    Kill mites that feed on plants and animals.

    Microbial pesticides
    Microorganisms that kill, inhibit, or out compete pests, including insects or other microorganisms.

    Molluscicides
    Kill snails and slugs.

    Nematicides
    Kill nematodes (microscopic, worm-like organisms that feed on plant roots).

    Ovicides
    Kill eggs of insects and mites.

    Pheromones
    Biochemicals used to disrupt the mating behavior of insects.

    Repellents
    Repel pests, including insects (such as mosquitoes) and birds.

    Rodenticides
    Control mice and other rodents.

    The term pesticide also includes these substances:
    Defoliants
    Cause leaves or other foliage to drop from a plant, usually to facilitate harvest.

    Desiccants
    Promote drying of living tissues, such as unwanted plant tops.

    Insect growth regulators
    Disrupt the molting, maturity from pupal stage to adult, or other life processes of insects.

    Plant growth regulators
    Substances (excluding fertilizers or other plant nutrients) that alter the expected growth, flowering, or reproduction rate of plants.
     
  6. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
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    ...And these are just some of them...
     
  7. philk17088

    philk17088 LawnSite Fanatic
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    Look, at 15 years old there is no way you should even consider applying ANY materials. I am not trying to rag you but you fail to realize the consequences if you should happen to drop that bag of matererial off the truck and have a spill or mis-apply it and contaminate a water source. the government doesn't care if it didn't hurt anything or not. It is a material spill. You would have serious troubles my friend. You, your customer nad from the looks of it maybe your parents would have aserious liability problem on their hands.
     
  8. The Rookie

    The Rookie LawnSite Senior Member
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    so a person can put straight fertilizer out on customers yards and be ok?
     
  9. Jason Rose

    Jason Rose LawnSite Fanatic
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    In some states, yes, on some states, no. In some states you can't spray water out of a tank onto a lawn without a license.
     
  10. MRMelton

    MRMelton LawnSite Member
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    In Arkansas you don't have to have a license to apply fertilizer as long as there are no pesticides with it.
     

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