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Pesticide Ban for Homeowners?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by tiedeman, Sep 17, 2004.

  1. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
    from earth
    Posts: 8,745

    I have been thinking about this for a long time, but why are pesticides not banned for homeowners as well? They have no training, no certification, and from a lot of what I have seen, they do not apply the products properly. It seems like they do more damage in regards to applying them compared to LCO's that are not licensed.

    What are your thoughts?

    PMLAWN LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,535

    The thinking is (right or wrong) that they do not use enough to do damage. I believe the reason for the law is to protect the people doing the spraying and we are using it a lot more than homeowners.
  3. James Cormier

    James Cormier LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Ma
    Posts: 1,218

    The home owner is the largest missuser of lawn care products in our nation, by far. Its not just the use of these products but "missuse" which means not following label instructions with rates and time of year treatments.

    We dont need anymore bans on anything, what we do need is to inform the public the safest way of applying these products is to hire a pro.

    We vaule our rights to do what we please on our own property. We dont need to take away anymore.
  4. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 14,700

    They only license to collect the yearly license fees.
  5. leadarrows

    leadarrows LawnSite Senior Member
    from N/A
    Posts: 925

    "We vaule our rights to do what we please on our own property. We dont need to take away anymore."

    What he said!!!
  6. SodKing

    SodKing LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,648

    If Big Brother were to prohibit homeowners from using pesticides, that would cause the homeowners to think that pesticides are so dangerous that they shouldn't even have professionals apply them. As bad as homeowners are, and as much as they misuse them, the moment they are not allowed to use them, they will want to ban them outright.
  7. olderthandirt

    olderthandirt LawnSite Platinum Member
    from here
    Posts: 4,900

    You can't get a lisc. fee from every home owner so you go after the guys that are already lisc. Its easy and generates revenue which is all they want anyway!!

  8. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
    from earth
    Posts: 8,745

    You guys make a lot of good points

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