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RE: [AZ] Pesticides-Orthene and Miticide-Hazardous

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  • Earl Sommerville
    JT The label on pesticides is a standard warning that is used because that is what the government requires, If you read the warnings ( side affects ) on your
    Message 1 of 1 , Apr 2, 2007
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      The label on pesticides is a standard warning that is used because that is what the government requires, If you read the warnings ( side affects ) on your pills you get  from the drug store you may not take them either, The etch you get from azaleas can also be taken care with soap and water. It isn`t a Georgia chigger that for shore, for if you get them they are with you for a few days.
      ----- Original Message -----
      From: J.T.
      Sent: 4/1/2007 9:36:47 PM
      Subject: [AZ] Pesticides-Orthene and Miticide-Hazardous

      Kent and Vivian.
      You probably got "chiggers" on your skin.  I use "Permethrin Pro".  Use one ounce of concentrate per 1,000 square feet of area to be treated.  Use a hose-end sprayer for applying to lawns, fence rows. This is safe for use in areas where children, pets and wildlife frequent when applied correctly.  Keep people and pets off treated areas until dry. 
      Conversely, the pesticides that Earl recommended are considered hasardous.
      This is what the pesticide labels read:
      WARNING: Causes substantial but temporary eye injury. Harmful if swallowed or absorbed through skin. Do not get in eyes or on clothing. Avoid contact with skin. Wear goggles or face shield. Wash thoroughly with soap and water after handling. Remove contaminated clothing and wash clothing before reuse.
      For Use On Ornamental Plants in Commercial Greenhouses
      Poisonous if absorbed by skin contact or swallowed. Will damage eyes. Will irritate the skin. Avoid contact with eyes and skin. DO NOT inhale spray mist. When opening the container, preparing spray and using prepared spray, wear: cotton overalls buttoned to the neck and wrist,  a washable hat,  elbow-length butyl rubber gloves, and goggles and a  half face piece respirator with dust cartridge or canister.
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      Earl Sommerville <earlsommerville@ mindspring. com> wrote:
      The itching is cause by a very little bug which you will need a magnifying glass to see.
      I use to have that problem and I started to to use Orthene two are three times a year; in late April , May and again in late June. they have not been a problem in a lot of years now. In the June spraying I also add a Miticide.
      We got rain today all of that yellow- green stuff is gone.
      Earl Sommerville
      Marietta GA
      ----- Original Message -----
      To: azaleas@yahoogroups .com
      Sent: 4/1/2007 2:29:48 PM
      Subject: Re: [AZ]

      I have experienced this same itching when working in azaleas in the nursery.  I don't think it is insects, as I see no evidence of their presence.   Nor do I think it is from insecticides, as I apply very little and then only if needed. 
      Perhaps it is an allergic reaction. 
      Vivian Abney
      East Fork Nursery
      Zone 6
      ----- Original Message -----
      Sent: Sunday, April 01, 2007 1:10 PM
      Subject: Re: [AZ]

      Kent, it helps to answer questions about your azaleas if you include some information on where you live. Are the azaleas evergreen or deciduous? By the way, I know of no chemical released by azaleas which would irritate the skin.
      Tom Schuetz
      schuetz101@comcast. net
      Mechanicsburg, PA   USDA Zone 6a
      ----- Original Message -----
      Sent: Sunday, April 01, 2007 9:41 AM
      Subject: [AZ]

      When I work in and among my azaleas, my hands, arms, and legs begin to itch.  Please let me know what is causing this and the treatment, if any.  Would there be some type of small insect like a spider mite or some chemical that the azalea gives off.  Thank you.

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