Labels are the law when it comes to pesticides

“Experience results in appreciation of pesticides” (Letters, Oct. 28) was right on. The author explained that she wanted to grow her pumpkins without the use of pesticides. However, she was overwhelmed by pests. She got proper advice and used pesticides according to the label and succeeded in growing five pumpkins.

She realized that farmers have to make difficult decisions.

I own a termite and pest maintenance business. When using pesticides, we, like farmers, have some difficult choices. The pesticide label is the law, and if our technicians violate the label we can be fined and possibly lose our license.

The worst abusers of pesticide labels are homeowners. Often they think more is better. Next time you use a pesticide, please read the label.

Bruce Bowman