what is the best current replacement for diazinon or dursban?
has anyone tried the various replacements sold at Home Depot, Lowes, etc.?
can you recommend any that work as good as the banned ones, i.e. keeping
ants, termites, roaches out of yard for 3 months?
They are both
noun [C or U]
a chemical substance used to kill harmful insects, small animals, *wild
plants* and other unwanted organisms:
noun [C or U]
a chemical which is used to destroy plants, especially weeds
Speaking of which, do you know you can still get R-12 freon outside of
the country? I was in Aruba earlier this year and found a gas station
convenient store fully stocked with shelves of R-12. It is not a buck
a can like the good ole days. Still I think it will be a commodity in
demand if someone can get it in the country. It is $5 and change a can
and made in Singapore.
And probably spend less time in Club Fed if caught. The funny part in
this saga is that the Chinese now manufacture millions of tons of R-12
and other CFC the enviros go nuts over, but no one really says much
Care to provide some evidence to this fact? Millions of tons of R-12?
For what? All Chinese automobiles are foreign license assembled in
China. None are using R-12 in the same way they, or any other third
world country for that matter, don't need massive investment in land
lines but rather leap frog to cell phones.
This is data from '02, so you'll need to double or triple the numbers
for '05 given the crazy economic growth rate in the PRC. It shows the
Chinese use hundreds of thousands of tons of CFCs for blow agents,
refrigerants, and fire protection agents. Much of it is produced on
equipment we sold them after the production of these products was banned
in the U.S.
Yes, they've signed treaties saying they will stop using CFCs, so what?
They will undoubtedly be ignored -- just look at how poorly they enforce
anti-piracy laws for IP and entertainment media. The PRC does what it
wants, and enviros who dare to protest over there are summarily jailed.
We have gone through the Silent Spring in the 60's ourselves. You
cannot just decree the like of poor and developing countries to do
things our way. Although we came a very long way. I guess they have
to knock their heads black and blue also to know better. At this point
in time, much of what the developed countries told them they'll take it
as if we are pulling their legs.
The other side of the coin is perhaps some old technologies were used
there precisely because they are banned in the developed countries and
newer, better ones subject to more stringent environmental regulations
are much more expensive. What's available and currently in use even in
this country will be deemed harmful to the environment when we know
better 5 or 10 years from now. So it is natural to hand them down to
areas where regulations do not exist or less stringent.
And finally, are we not enjoying the fruit of the cheap labor and lower
cost but polluting technolgies as we speak? Look at Home Depot, Lowes,
Wal-Mart, with shelves upon shelves of product mand in China. When was
the last time you relented and bought a $120 snap-on tool instead of a
$10 knock off made in China? Can you say you always choose the
expensive alternative of domestic manufacture? Even if you do are you
sure the parts inside are not made with processes which cause the ozone
layer to get bigger and bigger? I know I am guilty on every count.
Yea...so what? you can get 30lb cans in Mexico for about $25.
Its illegal to bring it in...
Oh...with the proper licence you can still buy R12 in cans here in the
states...but the question is WHY?
FR12 is cheaper....works just as well.
Hey that's good. spray or spread it all around
your yard, bet that will keep those pesky pests
out of your yard. It will certainly keep all the
vegetation out of your yard. A little (very
little) boron is essential to the growth of many
plants but more than a little is deadly.
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