Pesticides kill

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  1. RodISHI
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    No matter how many times a chemical company may claim pesticides/chemicals are safe I will know better. A couple of dear friends suffered terrible affects from a neighboring farm's chemical sprays. If the company that had done the spraying next to their home would have warned them they could have at least had the option to leave until the chemical spray had dispersed. That was not the case. It was a few years later one died after at least a hundred health tests and doctors visits and then about another year and the other one passed away. These were sweet, fun people and now their families and friends miss them. I've heard on here about how some think extending lives is important. How about protecting lives of the living?





     
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    I don't use or allow any pesticides, insecticides or poisons on my premises. I take care of pests naturally. In fact, I seldom if ever see any. Examples:

    d-limonene is essentially citrus oil. It is 100% natural and non-toxic to vertebrates, (us and animals) but is deadly to all invertebrates. (insects) It is one hell of a natural pesticide. It dissolves their exoskeletons rapidly. It also repels insects -- they can't stand even a trace of it. It takes a long time to evaporate, so one application on surfaces lasts months.

    Get the d-limonene here: DirectChem - 607 d'Limonene Bug Killer

    Diatomaceous Earth (DE) is the fossilized skeletons of diatoms from dry lake beds and is completely non-toxic, 100% biodegradable and again, deadly to all invertebrates. It cuts up and desiccates their exoskeletons on contact. It's similar to what would happen to you if you tried to crawl across a football field of razor blades.

    Plus, it sticks to the little hairs on bugs, so they carry it with them to their nests and lairs, killing the rest. They eat the stuff, trying to remove it, and it carves up their innards nicely. It even kills worms and other internal parasites inside your pets when they ingest it via their food or from getting it on them in the litter box or bedding. Completely harmless to us and our pets, it's wonderful.

    Get the DE here: Diatomaceous Earth - 4 lb - Pest & Disease Control - Worm's Way -

    Get the toxic chemicals out of your life. They're not necessary and can be and are harmful.
     
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    Midnight just demonstrated how a misnomer changes everything.

    What the Chemical Corperations are selling are biocides. They kill all life.

    What Midnight listed are pesticides, they kill insects.

    Of course, we do not want all insects dead, we need bees and others. But, by using those that Midnight listed, we can be very selective as to what we kill, and where we kill it.
     
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    Something we can all three agree upon. Thanks!
     
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    yes use the pesticides, wonder where the honeybvees went and spend billions trying to cleanup the mess for many years.
     
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    Best be careful... just in case.

    This is the THIRD such study:

    Study links pesticide exposure in pregnancy to autism

    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - In a new study from California, children with an autism spectrum disorder were more likely to have mothers who lived close to fields treated with certain pesticides during pregnancy.

    Proximity to agricultural pesticides in pregnancy was also linked to other types of developmental delay among children.

    “Ours is the third study to specifically link autism spectrum disorders to pesticide exposure, whereas more papers have demonstrated links with developmental delay,” said lead author Janie F. Shelton, from the University of California, Davis.


    ...and people worry about hydraulic fracturing. :lol:

    As I've stated many times - agriculture is the true raper and destroyer of environment.
    Land, air, water. Yet we give them a pass, we pay them to do so, and we ignore their transgressions.
     
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    Pesticides not killin' just bugs...
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    U.N. report estimates pesticides kill 200,000 people per year
    March 9, 2017 - Overwhelming majority of those killed are farmers in the developing world
     
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    This bumble bee was everywhere. Now it’s on the endangered species list.

    For the first time in American history, a bumble bee species has been placed on the endangered species list. It probably won’t be the last.

    The rusty patched bumble bee was so prevalent 20 years ago that pedestrians in Midwest cities fought to shoo them away. Now, even trained scientists and experienced bee watchers find it difficult to lay eyes on them. “I’ve never seen one, and I live here pretty close to where there have been populations documented,” said Tamara Smith, a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service biologist stationed in Minneapolis.

    Fearing that the striped black and yellow pollinator with a long black tail could be lost forever, Fish and Wildlife designated the animal as endangered Tuesday. The designation triggers protections such as regulations against knowingly destroying the bumble bee’s habitat and habitat creation. It also raises awareness about the plight of the bumble bee and requires a detailed, long term recovery plan to restore its population.

    Why was the rusty patched bee selected for the list and not others? The answer, Smith said, is its former abundance and astonishing plummet. Around 1995, “researchers were out looking for it in places where it was everywhere, and assumed it would be there,” she said. “All the people interested in bees started talking to each other, and they said we haven’t seen this bee for a while.” By the early 2000s, the rusty patched bee was decidedly less visible even in places such as Madison, Wis., and Minneapolis, cities that were once buzzing with them.

    The list of suspected causes for the disappearance, according to the agency, reads like an environmental most wanted list: farm pesticides, household herbicides, human development over bee habitat, disease and climate change.

    This is not a minor matter. All the bees have seen a reduction in their numbers, mostly due to pesticides. Already, this costs us in reduced production from loss of pollination in our orchards and farms.
     
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    Pesticides kill...but not nearly as many as starvation. You want to try a hunter gatherer life style? Go ahead...give it a shot...let us know how quickly the pounds fall off of you.
     

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