Pesticides and pets

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by sprayboy, Jul 18, 2007.

  1. sprayboy

    sprayboy LawnSite Senior Member
    from Indiana
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  2. storm-shadow

    storm-shadow LawnSite Member
    Posts: 28

    Hi,
    Interesting video, odd they didn't mention watering the turf after the application (since this is the quickest/most effective way to reduce exposure).
    I try not to use post-emergent herbicides, usually on new accounts (existing customers friend/relative). I charge a lot more for post-emergent apps, I don't like having to deal with post-emmerget's & I always cycle the irrigation after post-emergent apps. I believe that some post-emergent's have been known carcinogens for some time.
    My only concern with this type of report is the "knee-jerk" reaction it can have on the public regarding necessary applications of non-carcinogenic relatively safe products.

    Regards,
    Storm-shadow
     
  3. turf hokie

    turf hokie LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,744

    You know what I noticed? They took breeds of dogs that are in a higher risk category for cancer and then decided to say that the lawn application was a major contributing factor to them getting the cancer they are predisposed to get.
     
  4. Rob.C

    Rob.C LawnSite Member
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  5. mrkosar

    mrkosar LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Posts: 664

    48 hrs.???? i tell customers when it dries it is fine. anyone know for sure?

    i once had a scott's salesman tell me on the phone it is fine 5 minutes after the technician has left the dogs can be on the lawn.
     
  6. americanlawn

    americanlawn LawnSite Fanatic
    from midwest
    Posts: 5,860

    This video is a TOTAL JOKE!!! Recommedations given by these left-wingers that get their paycheck from us (U.S. tax payers) are creating stupid thoughts. Question: Did they ever expose where they got their results from??? NOPE. One thing's for sure........they will be voting for Hillary. Maybe Obamma? The TRUTH hurts. I'm paying their salaries, and I ain't proud of it. Proud American taxpayer, americanlawn (tired of paying for "others" responsibilities).
     
  7. ArizPestWeed

    ArizPestWeed LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,457

    does not work for me , the video
     
  8. lawncuttinfoo

    lawncuttinfoo LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,010

    NONE of the lesco ferts or herbicides say on the label how long to stay off yet we are legaly binded to make up somehting and write it down on a 4x4 card and put it in the yard, what a joke.
     
  9. thomsoutdoor

    thomsoutdoor LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,443

    I guess we can make an extra buck by leaving some carrots at the door.
     
  10. coyoteman

    coyoteman LawnSite Member
    Posts: 89

    You can see just how educated that dr. is towards pesticides as she refers to herbicides and pesticides as two different things. Wonder if a dictionary was handy during that study.
     

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