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Re: Treat Lawn


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Posted by John Fasoldt on 9:54:59 7/1/2016 from 142.197.32.98:

In reply to: Treat Lawn posted by Mel NY on 16:08:06 6/30/2016 from 166.137.12.115:

Well... My outlook (on insecticides) is that if you don't NEED it for something, then you don't need it.

As you've pointed out, it's generally part of a "program" for people that prefer to have their lawns groomed by somebody else, for whatever reasons. I know that the larger companies try to instigate THEIR programs, which they will alter substantially, should you ask for that and let them. Often for substantial extra charges, also.

So I think the minimum should be followed, perhaps you can ask your provider what insecticides he will be using, and what are his target species. He will probably tell you that what he uses has been "carefully chosen" for YOUR lawn, but I would expect just a common mix of whatever.

They should have separate tanks that only contain certain ingredients, so they can rule out the use of any insecticides at a customer's request. Besides, most insecticides are pretty expensive, so your provider should be happy he is reducing your contact - although truthfully, you get more insecticides from the food you eat, than from your lawn.

If you can specify the use of prefer insecticides only when there is only a KNOWN problem, and acknowledged by you. At which point, you would (and, of course SHOULD) authorize whatever is required.

Most of what they use (spray) are pretty quick to dissipate, most are completely gone a couple of days later. In the sunlight, figure an hour or two, and you're lucky if you get it.

For that reason, you need a target to be any good. If not, then it's gone, all for naught. Figure it this way: "First cause no harm..."

---John



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