Posted by John Fasoldt on 12:03:44 7/20/2015 from 126.96.36.199:
In reply to: Re: Isn't this a bit extreme? posted by Julie on 15:52:40 7/17/2015 from 188.8.131.52:
No, it isn't unusually toxic, in fact we use much more "toxic" things INSIDE homes. Indeed, things under your sink that are more "toxic" than what I have in my whole truck! NBD It's only a big deal when any of them are used improperly.
And in spite of my disdain for all of Big Pharma, (Big Pharma's biz is also insecticides too) I don't think they're evil, maybe just extremely greedy, but they conduct pretty expansive studies. They have determined that Termidor, in this instance, NEED only be used once per season, that's all it is registered for. I guess, because you can't make assumptions for every case, they have extended registration for twice per year. Termidor is a very effective insecticide without the toxicity of some of the ones we are allowed to use. It is "human friendly" but it is not one that should be used extensively in any setting. Remember, Big Pharma has a lock on this industry and can use registration and patents to fractionalize the market and maximize income. We have to play their game.
OOPS! Sometimes I get off on a tangent.
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