In reply to SWD's post quote "First off all, any synthetic pesticide, be it a fertilizer, herbicide or insecticide, has a risk associated with it." should read First off all, any pesticide, be it synthetic or organic, fertilizer, herbicide or insecticide, has a risk associated with it. A pesticide by definition kills. If it didn't there would be no point in using it. quote "Second, regardless if it is a organophosphate or carbamate based insecticide, all are cancerous/lethal and the ones with the most severe side effects are the fungicides, due to repeated/prolonged exposure." should read Second, regardless if it is a organophosphate, carbamate or organic based insecticide, most are cancerous and all are lethal and can have severe side effects due to repeated/prolonged exposure. The rest is right on. Protect yourself and use the material wisely. Everyday we use things that pose far greater risks without even thinking about it.