Product Use Statement
Families consider their lawn an extension of their home for personal activities and enjoy many benefits from a well-cared lawn. Promoting healthy growth and minimizing damage caused by pests and weeds often requires judicious use of fertilizers and EPA-registered products applied by trained, licensed specialists.
Each year our scientists, in consultation with a board-certified toxicologist, evaluate products using a "weight of the evidence analysis" to consider risks to our employees, children and pets, and the environment. We consider the following:
- Registration. Each product that we use on lawns must be registered with the EPA for use of lawn and landscapes before we evaluate it for Prescription Turf Services services.
- Allergies. We do not approve products that are known skin sensitizers or that may produce allergic reactions.
- Carcinogens. We will not approve products containing known or probable human carcinogens as defined by the U.S. EPA, the National Toxicology Program, or the International Agency for Research in Cancer.
- Groundwater. We do not approve products known or thought likely to leach to groundwater when applied to lawns.
The products we approve for company use contain the same ingredients found in lawn care products that tens of millions of homeowners buy annually at lawn and garden outlets. We ensure these products are applied safely according to federal, state and local regulations. The specific products applied to your landscape are detailed on your invoice with each treatment. The pest products, when applied to the lawn, contain less than 0.5% active ingredient and are considered practically non-toxic at these dilutions. Additional health and safety information can be found at the National Pesticide Information Center, a cooperative program of the U.S. EPA and Oregon State University.
We are updating our web site to include more information on each of the products that we may possibly use to service lawn and landscapes. We intend to fully explain and compare the inherent risks of exposure from our applications as a dilute spray versus the concentrate used in preparation of our spray applications. Should you have immediate questions regarding our services please email us at TGCLProductUse@servicemaster.com.