Stupid homeowner story

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by FdLLawnMan, Aug 18, 2009.

  1. FdLLawnMan

    FdLLawnMan LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,246

    So I am at one of my customers properties today and I can't believe what I am looking at. These are rather large properties out in the country so wind can become an issue. I am filling up my T when I look up and see the next door neighbor riding his John Deere pulling one of those cheap little Fimco 2 nozzle sprayers. The wind is blowing pretty good so you should be using AI nozzles. Well, he had the pressure jacked up pretty good because he had a pretty good fog going on behind the sprayer. Then I look at him and he is wearing one of those white paper masks over his mouth, the kind that does no good to prevent herbicides from passing through. The best part is he is not wearing a shirt, is wearing shorts and has tennis shoes on. He gets off the tractor to use the hand wand and walks all over the just sprayed grass with his tennis shoes and then sprays weeds in the wind with no shirt on and no long pants.
    This guy made my day.
  2. DA Quality Lawn & YS

    DA Quality Lawn & YS LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,266

    Just hope that guys like this don't spray around YOUR home.
    I have seen it around mine, yikes.
  3. 4.3mudder

    4.3mudder LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,227

    LOL, I'm suprised he didn't have a cold one in his other hand.
  4. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,670

    Almost the same last week. Homeowner was using a big jug clearly marked Roundup. No shirt, sneakers--no socks, shorts, no hat, no gloves, no eye protection.
  5. Grandview

    Grandview LawnSite Gold Member
    from WI
    Messages: 3,251

    I have seen applicators for hire do some of those same things. It is not limited to home owners.
  6. grassman177

    grassman177 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,795

    this is the best reason that chemicals should not make it to the hands of homeowners, it aint a monopoly thing, it is a environmental and safety thing. complete idiots most of them, wow
  7. suzook

    suzook LawnSite Member
    Messages: 147

    i have also. no mask, no shirts, and wearing shorts.
  8. jason u

    jason u LawnSite Member
    Messages: 31

    I find it hilarious when customers neighbours come over and say "Hey you are poisoning the air with that stuff" as they are smoking......
  9. hughmcjr

    hughmcjr LawnSite Member
    from Oregon
    Messages: 183

    you should see the Mexicans that are hired for grass seed farms here. When they spot spray the fields manually with a backpack they spray each other with Roundup. :hammerhead: No BS they spot spray 100+acre fields standing side by side all day in April/May.
  10. turfcobob

    turfcobob LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 878

    Then let this guy get sick from what he is spraying and he will blame it on you for what you are spraying. No logic or sense in any of it.

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