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Spraying a Day Care Facility...

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by kthhayes, Jun 18, 2003.

  1. kthhayes

    kthhayes LawnSite Member
    Messages: 40


    We have recently picked up a small day care center as a client. They have poison ivy and other stuff along the fence where the kids play and it is really bad enough to warrant chemical application.

    We are looking for something that is non-toxic to people and animals (naturally).

    Any ideas?

    Thanks in advance!

    Keith Hayes

    Environmental Resources and Estate Management
  2. kickin sum grass

    kickin sum grass LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 628

    If it along the fence than round up would be the best choice if used CORRECTLY. It is safe to use around pets, kids if used CORRECTLY. We used to treat some day care facilities. What we did was set up an appointment to be there the last day of the week they were open and would treat after all the kids were gone for the weekend. This allows the product to be aborbed into the plant before they kids return. We serviced these daycares for three years, 3 times a year as a subcontractor and had zero trouble.
  3. GroundKprs

    GroundKprs LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,969

    Roundup is going to kill the grass, too. Use triclopyr - that is the best woody plant killer I have found. Once sprayed a 300' fence full of weed vines with grass on both sides - nailed all the vines and no stress on lawns.

    I always include triclopyr when cleaning out poison ivy, even if it is a complete kill of the area.

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