How do we kill’em • Pesticides • Insecticide • Know the label • The label is the law • License is needed to get paid to treat
Caution Danger Warning • Each is a one word way to communicate how harmful a pesticide may be • Warning is least dangerous • Caution is more dangerous • Danger is very dangerous
Select formulation • WP Wettable Powder • S Soluble/solutions • EC Emulsifiable Concentrates • F Flowable • L Liquid • ULV Ultra-Low-Volume • D Dust • G Granular • SP Soluble Powder
LD 50 • Lethal Dose 50% • The dose at which half of test subject die • Given in grams or milliliters of pesticide to kilograms of subjects body • Which is more dangerous a high number or a low number?
How do you get poison into you? • Inhale Respirator • Dermal Clothes, spray suit, gloves • Ingest Don’t eat drink, smoke or chew • PPE Personal Protective Equipment
What else is on the label? • Carcinogenic • Teratology • Flammability • Mixing-Compatibility
Active VS Inert • Do you want more active ingredient? • Cost of product • Cost of Shipping • Safety of use
Who you gonna call? • DEP • EPA • One gallon or one pound spills • Violations lead to fines and jail time
Homework • Find and print a label ( careful not to print > 3 Pages) • Identify some of the pest that it treats • What plants is it legal to use it on? • Caution, warning, danger? • Formulation? • Active ingredient? • PPE equipment needed?