Lets Say...spray Job Gone Bad!

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by ant, Apr 17, 2008.

  1. ant

    ant LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,466

    Alright you are at Mrs. Jones to service her lawn. pre m with fert. (granular) and blanked her lawn with liquid broad leaf weed control. the warning on the broad leaf weed control label states "keep people and pets off till spray has dried but you have left them a notice to keep off the lawn for 24 hrs. you get in at the end of the day and that night the phone rings and its Mrs. Jones and she begins to tell you that the kid next door was playing on her lawn and she is concerned about the spray that was applied to her lawn.
    what do you tell her?
  2. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,675

    Your product is just as safe as Weed B Gone. The government requires people to stay off lawn until the spray has dried. This is based on years of animal tests and years of safe experience after accidental exposure incidents. You like to be extra sure with your 24 hours recommendation. The government rules allow a wide margin for safety, usually at least a 100 times safety margin. So if you sprayed it every day for a hundred days and he played on the grass for a hundred days--he is approaching the danger point. This is based on animal studies with white rats.
  3. whoopassonthebluegrass

    whoopassonthebluegrass LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,305

    Is that what they're calling the lazy, rich kids in the upscale neighborhoods these days?
  4. Whitey4

    Whitey4 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,448

    Tell her to keep the dopey kid off her lawn!
  5. garydale

    garydale LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 813

    Read the re-entry section of the label. You should have already supplied the customer with that part of the label when you signed her.( In Md. anyway)

    The label should answer your and hers questions. Once dry no concerns.
  6. humble1

    humble1 LawnSite Silver Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,519

    thats a good one:laugh:
  7. TLClandscaping

    TLClandscaping LawnSite Member
    Messages: 59

    2-4 hours stay off the lawn or until it dries, kids or pets.
  8. Grandview

    Grandview LawnSite Gold Member
    from WI
    Messages: 3,251

    Hope you had it posted. Although the signs are ignored most of the time.
  9. Tahoe1889

    Tahoe1889 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 125

    What ever the label says. Label is "Law"
  10. ant

    ant LawnSite Silver Member
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