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Lawis4Losers

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Make your own DDT
« on: March 13, 2011, 05:38:58 AM »
 DDT was and is the most effective pesticide ever developed. It is all but impossible to purchase or import since the 1972 ban in the US.

 This website has the chemical recipe and instructions to make your own, which requires moderate knowledge of chemistry:

  http://blog.planetpreterist.com/index.php?itemid=2461

  My grandfather was a farmer and bought about a dozen 50 lb bags before the 1972 ban. He said it's ban ran most small potato farmers out of business in South Jersey because the "new" presticides were too expensive and nowhere near as effective against the potato beetles.

 After he sold his farm he kept a HUGE garden and dusted the whole area with DDT about once every 2 weeks. I never saw a single insect anywhere near the crops- the shit truly is amazing, the "nuclear bomb" of bug killers.

For those of you who've never seen the stuff in action, it is truly amazing. A friend of mine had a vacation cottage in the woods that was over-run with ants which had built a nest under the house. 4 different exterminators sprayed everything they had and nothing even dented the problem. I mixed about a 1/4 cup of DDT in 2 quarts of warm water and used a clean paintbrush to apply the liquid all around the house foundation, inside the kitchen cupboards, and sort of "mopped" the kitchen floor with it.

 W/in 2 days the ants were gone for good. The stuff is safe as milk- there was a scientist in the 1950s who used to eat a tablespoon of it a day just to show everyone how safe it was. Its ban was a purely political move made by- YOU GUESSED IT- the world's stupidest and most worthless people: lawyers.

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Re: Make your own DDT
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2011, 07:20:35 AM »
I've given up on waiting for other people to get it.  Now, I'm waiting for it to get them.

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Re: Make your own DDT
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2011, 12:07:39 PM »


 After he sold his farm he kept a HUGE garden and dusted the whole area with DDT about once every 2 weeks. I never saw a single insect anywhere near the crops- the shit truly is amazing, the "nuclear bomb" of bug killers.


How did that effect the frogs, lizards, birds and other creatures that normally reside in a garden?
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Re: Make your own DDT
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2011, 12:09:54 PM »

 the shit truly is amazing, the "nuclear bomb" of bug killers.



And the food chain  :o

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Re: Make your own DDT
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2011, 01:23:40 PM »
No thanks!
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Re: Make your own DDT
« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2011, 03:08:36 PM »
  As a boy my father & uncles used to ride on the back of the DDT sprayer (pulled behind a tractor) to pull the boom arm back when they reached the end of a potato row. They were all basically soaked in the stuff once a week from age 10 onwards all summer.

 Now all are near age 70 and still going strong.

 Just look at how good this shit worked:

 


 Scientist Gordon Edwards used to eat a tablespoon of it at a time to show how harmless it was:

 http://www.brianhayes.com/interesting/new-use-for-ddt/


 The miracle of a totally insect-free garden is just a quick quasi-legal lab experiment away.  Once you see this shit in action you'll seethe with anger at the moronic, mouth breathing lawyers responsible for it's ban. Kinda funny that people too stupid for basic math (let alone science) are in charge of deciding things this important.

 

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Re: Make your own DDT
« Reply #7 on: March 13, 2011, 03:17:30 PM »
I don't want an insect free garden. I grow open pollinated veg whenever possible and save the seed.

We have a big enough problem with bee dieoff (direct pollination by bees produces 25% of our food crops if I remember correctly)
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Re: Make your own DDT
« Reply #8 on: March 13, 2011, 03:43:33 PM »
Look into the documentary CANCER. In it the Doctor who is advocating organic grown vegetables (specifically organically grown broccoli) as the best cancer fighters of all time reports that plants have an inherent ability to ward off insects. Baring a huge mono-crop planting which would give the insects a huge amount of momentum, the plants upon being munched on secrete a compound into their outer layers that change their taste and the bugs get confused as to what they're eating and they then move on. These compounds are purported to be the best cancer fighters ever. Big pharma has tried to synthesize them and completely failed to do so. DDT is a horrible compound that decimated many parts of the lower level food chain and even showed up in mothers milk. You can thank DDT for just about wiping out the eagle population in this country.

Yeah, it kills bugs like crazy. And, not just the 'bad' bugs either.

Another 'Pie in the Sky' technology solution whose side effects somehow tend to be ignored in some decision making processes.

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« Reply #9 on: March 13, 2011, 05:01:10 PM »
Japanese beetles, colorado potato beetle, common potato beetle, corn ear worm and other pests visit my garden, which is a subsistence garden and not a hobby garden.  I use zero pesticides and manage to provide all the vegetables we can eat and preserve as well as providing a substantial addition to the local food bank.

I have no use for pesticides whatsoever.  It is not that I don't think they are useful.  There is just no need on the vegetables.  I will use a copper compound on the orchard this year to combat the cedar rust from the thousands of nearby cedar trees.

A moderately planned garden has no need for DDT or anything of the sort.  By the way, you are killing your local songbirds who in turn eat more insects than you are killing with the chemical.  Only now, some 40 years after DDT are the neotropical birds and raptors being seen in large numbers.  No more egg thinnning.  Oh, and by the way, it is against the law to use this chemical.

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Re: Make your own DDT
« Reply #10 on: March 13, 2011, 05:06:26 PM »
i don't know, I think there are probably worse things than having ants in your house.
they aren't nasty you know. Just ants.
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Re: Make your own DDT
« Reply #11 on: March 13, 2011, 05:42:35 PM »
The only* use I would have for this is if my house was overrun by bedbugs.

Otherwise an amazing 3+ month-long symphony is about to begin around here thanks to the hundreds of bird species that like to call the Northland home for the summer.

Why would they undergo a 500, 1,000, 3,000 mile trip up this way?  To feed on and to feed their young the bazillion insects that emerge for the summer up here.






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Re: Make your own DDT
« Reply #12 on: March 13, 2011, 06:16:56 PM »
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Japanese beetles, colorado potato beetle, common potato beetle, corn ear worm and other pests visit my garden, which is a subsistence garden and not a hobby garden.  I use zero pesticides and manage to provide all the vegetables we can eat and preserve as well as providing a substantial addition to the local food bank.

  You'd produce even more with DDT. It was and is one of the 20th century's chemical miracles. My friend was just beyond ecstatic at her ant-free cottage and was incredulous when I told her it was banned by a bunch of scumbag, know-nothing lawyers with sawdust for brains.

  If you paint it on the wood foundation sill plates and rafters the wood will be termite-proof for about 5000 years. Hell, 2+ years later she's still ant free, and her neighbors are amazed that she has no insect problems living in a wooded home.

  The real reason for the ban is lobbying by the petrochemical manufacters. DDT was dirt cheap & amazingly cost-effective.

   Read the truth behind the ban here:

   http://www.matrixbookstore.biz/ddt.htm

 

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Re: Make your own DDT
« Reply #13 on: March 13, 2011, 06:19:58 PM »
L4L,

Your EXTREME IGNORANCE of agriculture is painful.  Please shut up before you put your whole leg into your mouth.
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Re: Make your own DDT
« Reply #14 on: March 13, 2011, 06:55:32 PM »
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L4L,

Your EXTREME IGNORANCE of agriculture is painful.  Please shut up before you put your whole leg into your mouth.

  Someone is ignorant about agriculture, but it sure ain't me. My father, grandfather & uncles have forgotten more about agriculture/farming than most people today will ever learn, and all of them endorse DDT, used it for 30+ years, and never suffered a single negative health effect from constant "laboratory dog" levels of exposure.

   Hell, a quick DDT dusting before a hike could prevent nearly EVERY case of Lyme's disease in this country. Unlike the nonsense "repellents" containing DEET, good old DDT kills the little fuckers dead. It would also wipe out the bedbug problem in NYC in about a week. Accept the fact that no substance invented before or since is as effective an insecticide, period. Watch the old video I posted above- this shit really is unreal.

  More info here:

  http://www.21stcenturysciencetech.com/articles/Fall02/Mosquitoes.html

  I'm surprised some clever rogue hasn't smuggled some into the US. If you posted a nyc craigslist ad under "bedbug removal" and delivered the results with DDT you'd be an overnite fucking millionaire, if you didn't wind up in prison first. A quick dusting of a typical NYC apartment would wipe out these critters for 75+ years, and be safer than the shit they're using today which has the added "bonus" of not even working.