Don’t get burned: Overtreatment with pesticides can equal burnt lawns
By John Culotta
Say you are working at a customer’s home, spraying their lawn to tackle a nasty infestation of beetles. This is your second time back to treat this lawn, and these pests just won’t quit. You want to beat these bugs once and for all, so you make a couple of extra passes with the pesticide sprayer. What harm could that do?
The customer calls a few days later. You’re expecting praise for a job well done, but instead she says you killed her lawn—“burned to a crisp” is the way she describes it.
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