Let's talk about Monarchs!
Moderator: Monarch Watch
You can even spray the milkweed plants if you need to.David Calhoun wrote: Can I spray for ticks and maybe since the plants (milkweed) aren't up yet it won't hurt monarch cats? Thanks in advance. David
David Calhoun wrote: I don't want to hurt all of the birds and bugs. David
Mona Miller wrote:...As you maintain your garden, DO NOT USE ANY PESTICIDES OR INSECTICIDES on or near your garden. Insecticides kill butterflies too. If you spray nearby areas, the insecticide may drift into your butterfly garden. Planting a diversity of species will keep pest levels down, but sometimes it's best just to tolerate a few pests. ...
Mona Miller wrote: You say no long lasting side effects. I've read reports of ladybugs being killed 3 weeks later by low doses of Malathion.
blazing star wrote: Here is the CDC pocket guide to this poison. http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/npg/npgd0375.html According to Paul, this toxin is "safe" but the CDC states the toxim's target organs are:"Eyes, skin, respiratory system, liver, blood cholinesterase, central nervous system, cardiovascular system, gastrointestinal tract" Do not get on skin, do not breathe in, etc. Sounds safe to me. (sarcasm off)
blazing star wrote: The EPA states that, when used as per label, the toxin doesn't pose "unreasonable" risk to humans, wildlife, etc., meaning there are still risks.
People live along time in the upper Midwest despite the fact that 65% of the entire landmass is covered with pesticide treated GMO crops:Mona Miller wrote:Paul Cherubini, My neighbor has cancer. She is having her property blasted with chemicals. (You must think people are down right stupid to believe that all these chemicals don't cause cancer.
Paul Cherubini wrote:blazing star wrote: The EPA states that, when used as per label, the toxin doesn't pose "unreasonable" risk to humans, wildlife, etc., meaning there are still risks.
"doesn't pose unreasonable" is the EPA's bureaucratic of way of saying the risk to human health and the enviroment when used as according to label directions is "negligible".
True, the risk is not zero, but our society doesn't operate on a zero risk standard in regard to any chemical or human activity.
David Calhoun wrote:Thanks to all for the advice since I started this thread. Since I don't want to hurt the bugs in my yard,I asked my son to give me some hip waders (like bass fishermen wear out in the stream) for my birthday. He got me a pair that come almost up to my chest. (I have some places where the grass is left really high.) I may loook kind of dorky, but I haven't gotten any ticks or chiggers on me since.
Mona Miller wrote:My neighbor is still alive, but she doesn't have any hair left because of the chemo (radiation) treatments for the cancer. What kind of life is that, when they almost have to kill you to save you.
Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests