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Pesticides - Ramblings by Richard Murphy


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Old 04-13-2008, 10:12 PM
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You know why there is a warning “Do not Eat” on the “Silica” pack you find in new shoes? Because it is poisonous and someone has eaten it! But back to my topic…

Pesticides have been irking the earth’s residents for thousands of years. But before we dive into it…what is classified as a pesticide?

***Warning You may learn something***

A pesticide is a substance or mixture of substances used for preventing, controlling, or lessening the damage caused by a pest. A pesticide may be a chemical substance, biological agent (such as a virus or bacteria), antimicrobial, disinfectant or device used against any pest.

Pests include insects, plant pathogens, weeds, birds, mammals, fish, nematodes and microbes that compete with humans for food, destroy property, spread or are a vector for disease or cause a nuisance.
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Old 04-14-2008, 10:47 AM
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Great article, Richard.

The propane torch is definitely the best way to get weeds out of the cracks between bricks/pavers
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Old 04-14-2008, 11:54 AM
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Yes for sure the propane works nice...instant gratification (other than manually pulling weeds).

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