What is Malathion and Can it be Used to Get Rid of Nuisance Insects?

Nuisance Insects

Farmers and landscapers are in a constant battle with nuisance insects, always looking for ways to eradicate them without having to coat their plants in undue amounts of harmful insecticides. Fortunately, there is an extremely low-risk way to get rid of nuisance insects called Malathion.

What is Malathion?

Malathion is an insecticide that has become widely used thanks to both its effectiveness and its extremely low toxicity to human beings. Farmers use it to keep their crops from being devoured while landscapers spray it on their lawns, golf courses, and sports fields to kill off mosquitoes, ticks, chiggers, and other nuisance insects. It is the most common organophosphate insecticide used in the U.S. today.

How to Eradicate Nuisance Insects with Malathion

The best forms of Malathion are formulated for landscaping professionals and are not readily available for general use. However, W.P. Law, Inc carries special formulations of Malathion that can be safely used by the general public. It is one of many insecticides that we carry.

Be sure to contact us today to learn more and to see how we can put Malathion to work for you.

Three Signs it’s Time to Upgrade Your Pump

Signs You're Ready for well-pump upgrade

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Having the properly maintained irrigation equipment in place can take a lot of the headache out of irrigating your fields and make the entire process much more efficient. If you are wondering whether it is time for an upgrade, check out these three signs that it’s time to replace your pump:

1. Visible Leaks

When your pump is operating be on the lookout for excessive leaks around the pump shaft and seal (or packing) area. Excessive leaks can be indicative of a seal failure or a damaged pump shaft.  If the latter is the case you may be a candidate for a new pump as pump shaft repairs can be costly.

2. Reduced Performance (It just doesn’t pump like it used to)

Like any mechanical device, a pump will gradually lose some performance as wearable parts age. In many cases these parts can be replaced and pump performance restored to almost new. As a pump gets older and more problems begin to arise, you will eventually come to a point where it’s more cost effective to replace the older pump with a new one instead of continuing to repair the older pump. It is important to note reduced pump performance can also be a symptom of other system components failing and it might be a good idea to have an expert evaluate your entire pumping system before any decisions on repairs are made.

3. Parts for it can no Longer be Easily Attained

Often times finding parts for older pumps can be almost impossible. This means that even if your pump requires a minor repair at some point, it could lead to serious delays and days or weeks of down time. Search for the availability of parts ahead of time, and if they are no longer readily available you are likely better off upgrading to a newer pump.

Water Pumps from W.P. Law

If you decide that it’s time to upgrade to a brand new, high-performance water pump, we’re here to help. At W.P. Law, we sell only the highest quality pumps available today.

How Your Irrigation’s Water Source Can Affect Your Crops

Water Flowing from Faucet

Nothing is more essential to a crop’s growth than proper irrigation. Yet many people often overlook the importance of the water source they for their agricultural irrigation. With more and more significance being placed on growing crops with fresh, pure water, now is a better time than ever to reexamine how your irrigation’s water source is affecting your crops.

Water Contamination and Health Concerns

Crops that are irrigated with contaminated water are one of the leading agricultural health concerns today. The most difficult part of this problem is determining the quality of your water. Livestock farms upstream of your water source may be leaching deadly bacteria in the water, and even water from an isolated pond or well can become contaminated. Not only can contaminated water stunt the growth of your plants, it can also lead to some serious health concerns for anyone that consumes the crops.

Choosing the Right Water Source for Your Irrigation

At W.P. Law, one of the services we offer farmers is helping them identify a proper irrigation water source. Along with designing the right irrigation system for your farm and installing the necessary equipment, part of the process of setting up an irrigation system is to locate a clean water source and ensure that it will provide continual contamination-free water. If you would like to learn more about our irrigation services and discuss how our agricultural design engineers can help you set up the perfect irrigation system, contact the experts at W.P. Law today.

The Benefits of Dual-Contained Piping Systems

Duo Pro dual-contained piping system

There are several options to choose from when considering piping systems in commercial buildings and industrial processing plants. One of those options is called a dual-contained piping system. For those who might be unaware, a dual-contained piping system is used to move fluids that are either highly corrosive or potentially extremely harmful to the environment. This piping system has several benefits that everyone should keep in mind.

Dual-Contained Piping Systems Provide Safety Benefits

A dual-contained piping system piping system is essentially a pipe within a pipe. The primary purpose of this type of system is to provide a “back-up” piping system in the event that the primary piping system was to develop a leak. Most dual containment piping systems utilize what is known as a leak detector.  Leak detectors are sensors that are placed in the space that exists between the inner and outer pipes.  These sensors detect if fluid exists between the two pipes thus indicating a leak.  Leak detectors then notify maintenance personnel that a leak exists and the general location of the leak.  Maintenance personnel can then schedule a repair. Because the leak is contained within the external pipe, employees and the environment are protected from exposure to potentially dangerous chemicals.

A Dual-Contained Piping System Can Lower Costs

Companies that use highly corrosive or caustic chemical as a part of their manufacturing process can benefit greatly from the use of dual contained piping systems. By preventing exposure to the chemicals and the resulting lost time injuries, companies can potentially reduce their workman’s compensation costs.

Anyone with questions or concerns should contact the experts at W.P. Law for more information. Count on our professionals to meet even the highest of consumer expectations.

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