Whoopsy Doodles with Chemicals
Pesticides are designed to control a problem for a specific reason. The term pesticide means "To Kill a Pest". Pests could be an array of things such as; weeds, insects, rodents, birds and fungi. Pesticide Applicator Licenses are issued by Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture. Licenses are required for individuals being paid to use or monitor the use of pesticides. You must be at least 18 years of age and pass the approved training course with at least 75%. For more information please call Ministry of Agriculture, and speak to a Pesticide Licensing Officer.
Basic Pesticide Groups:
Other control product groups commonly used:
Three Class Designations Under the Pest Control Products Act of Canada (PCP Act):
Remember when using pesticides always read the labels and understand its use/purpose. Notice to the user labels: places the responsibility on the user to follow label instructions when using that product. Remember not all pesticides can be used for the same reason...so be careful. For example: Domestic Killex & Domestic Roundup are both herbicides, but one is a Selective-Herbicide and the other is a Non-Selective-Herbicide.
This is how so many people end up torching there entire yard or have big sporadic dead spots. A few reasons why people get confused when selecting weed killers is because there's so many Product Names/Brand Names/Trade Names they don't know what to look for. For example: Transorb HC, Ultra 2, Weather Max, Rustler, Sharpshooter, Sharpshooter Plus, Maverick III, Matrix, NuGlo, Vantage Plus Max II, Traxion, Glyfos, Crush'R Plus, ClearOut 41 Plus, Touchdown StartUp, Roundup...etc...etc...etc, all share one Common Name/Chemical Name or Active Ingredient listed in the GUARANTEE: "Glyphosate". This stuff is a nuclear bomb if you accidently get it on your grass.
Pesticide Basics & Safety
Basic Info & Safety for Pesticide Application
Its human nature to assume more is better, but don't do it. Remember your applying a powerful medicine to your lawn...doubling the dose could result in disaster. Follow directions the same way you take prescription medicine from your doctor. Be patient when using pesticides, they take time. Some pesticides can take several weeks before symptoms & results occur.
Routes of Entry & Percent Absorption