Wautoma, WI
Current Conditions
0:56 AM CDT
Cloudy
Temperature
53°F
Dew Point
43°F
Humidity
69%
Wind
N at 6 mph
Barometer
29.93 in. F
Visibility
10.00 mi.
Sunrise
07:17 a.m.
Sunset
06:05 p.m.
Afternoon Forecast (12:00pm-7:00pm)
Temperatures will remain steady at 52 degrees with mostly cloudy skies. Winds will remain steady around 11 miles per hour from the northwest. No precipitation is expected.
7-Day Forecast
Monday
52°F / 33°F
Partly Cloudy
Tuesday
50°F / 31°F
Sunny
Wednesday
54°F / 31°F
Partly Cloudy
Thursday
49°F / 38°F
Light Rain
Friday
62°F / 49°F
Partly Cloudy
Saturday
66°F / 47°F
Sunny
Sunday
67°F / 47°F
Mostly Cloudy
Detailed Short Term Forecast
Issued at 0:56 AM CDT
Monday...Temperatures will range from a high of 52 to a low of 33 degrees with partly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 8 and 13 miles per hour from the north. No precipitation is expected.
This Evening ...Temperatures will range from 50 to 39 degrees with mostly clear skies. Winds will range between 8 and 13 miles per hour from the north. No precipitation is expected.
Overnight ...Temperatures will range from 38 to 33 degrees with clear skies. Winds will remain steady around 9 miles per hour from the north. No precipitation is expected.
Tuesday...Temperatures will range from a high of 50 to a low of 31 degrees with clear skies. Winds will range between 6 and 12 miles per hour from the northeast. No precipitation is expected.

"Pesticide" might mean more than one thinks

July 25, 2013 | 0 comments



A wet start to the growing season means weeds and insect pests are growing fast.

If choosing to hire a professional to treat lawns or landscaping, one question can go a long way in protecting the family and neighborhood. Ask to see the applicator's Wisconsin Commercial Pesticide Applicator License.

"Pesticide application" means more than most people think. It includes Weed-n-Feed ™, Roundup™, Preen™ or any product labeled to kill or prevent weeds, insects, grubs or rodents.

It even applies to products labeled "chemical free" or "organic" such as liquid copper or corn gluten meal.

"People applying pesticides need to know how to safely and effectively use these products to protect themselves, the environment and their customers," said Mike Murray, pesticide program manager at the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP). DATCP enforces Wisconsin's pesticide laws.

To legally use pesticides, individuals and businesses hired to apply them must carry a number of documents. When looking for an applicator to treat the lawn or landscaping at the home or office, ask to see:

• Commercial Pesticide Applicator Certification. Granted to applicators who complete training about the safe and appropriate use of pesticides.

• Commercial Pesticide Applicator License. Legal permission to contract for pesticide applications. Every individual who uses or supervises someone using pesticides must have this license.

• Commercial Pesticide Application Business License. An annual operating license required for a business that makes or contracts pesticide applications.

In addition, DATCP requires applicators to provide specific information including:

• Pre-application information. This states the applicator's willingness to provide the name of the product, the label, the date of application and contact information for the person to call with questions.

• Pesticide application warning signs. Signs must be visible at points where people are likely to walk onto property.

• Post-application information. As soon as he or she is finished, the applicator must provide in writing:

• The name, phone number and license number of the technician.

• The date and time of application and a description of the location the pesticide was applied.

• The name of the product, its Environmental Protection Agency number and the amount applied.

• Any information from the label about precautions to take after application.

The property owner is not the only person qualified to get the information listed above. Pesticide applicators are required to provide most of the above information to anyone who asks.

If there is a complaint or concern about a pesticide application, call 608-224-4500 between 7:45 a.m.-:30 p.m. Monday through Friday with as much information as possible.

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