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Best Time To Use Chemicals

By critterologist
April 21, 2012

If you have to use a chemical spray, do it very early or very late in the day, when bees and other pollinators are less active.

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crittergarden
Apr 20, 2012 6:06 PM CST
I needed to know that.
I use roundup but only when I can't get rid of something any other way.
Now I know how to be more sensitive with it.
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critterologist
Apr 20, 2012 6:44 PM CST
I don't know how toxic roundup is to bees, but any garden chemical is probably safer once it's dry. I'm with you -- I try other ways first!
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Apr 20, 2012 8:26 PM CST
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SongofJoy
Apr 21, 2012 5:58 AM CST
critterologist said:I don't know how toxic roundup is to bees, but any garden chemical is probably safer once it's dry. I'm with you -- I try other ways first!


Absolutely ... but some people are going to use chemicals and it's a good reminder to consider how to do that in the safest way possible.
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critterologist
Apr 22, 2012 10:51 AM CST
exactly... when I wrote that, I figured everybody had a different definition of conditions under which they feel they "have to" spray... early morning and just before sunset here are also the most likely times of day for little/no breeze, another important consideration.
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SongofJoy
Apr 22, 2012 11:49 AM CST
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Apr 23, 2012 2:09 PM CST
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