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How to Know When to use Organic, Natural or Chemicals In and Around the House

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How to Know When to use Organic, Natural or Chemicals In and Around the House

  When I was a kid during Saturday lawn chores you’d hear my dad yell “Get me the Chlordane,” or “Someone didn’t put the “Paraquat away,” and “Go to the hardware store and buy some sodium methyldithiocarbamate (actually he said Vapam).” These are either hardcore insect sprays, weed killers and soil fumigants that have been taken off the market for years. And, let’s not forget the neighbors used to lend this stuff to each other over the fence while eating a sandwich. Today it’s a different story. Insecticides, herbicides, rodenticides, molluscicides and all the “cides” are ever changing in this...

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3 Simple Steps to Cleaning a Pump Sprayer by Nick Federoff

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3 Simple Steps to Cleaning a Pump Sprayer by Nick Federoff

Did you know that many things gardening typically begins on the farm? Farmers are usually the trailblazers in bringing products we use for our garden to the consumer marketplace. Or, at the very least inspiring the inventors of the world to make something better and easier to use. For instance, in the 1850’s an insect called the Colorado Beetle was devastating the potato industry. A gravity fed leather knapsack, (think of a bota bag backpack on steroids – which probably leaked all over you), oozed a chemical solution out of a sprinkler head as the farmer painstakingly walked every inch...

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Chapin Featured on Man vs. Yard

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Chapin Featured on Man vs. Yard

Featured on Man vs. Yard Chapin's Mixes on Exit system Take the "praying" out of spraying. While traditional lawn and garden sprayers require you to premix your chemicals, there's no need with the Mixes on Exit (MOE) backpack and ATV sprayer. MOE takes the guesswork out of mixed because you full, set and spray. TV Schedule June 12  KYTV - Springfield, MO @ 11 a.m. June 12 WRDW - Augusta, GA @ 12 p.m. June 26 WRDW - Augusta, GA @ 12:30 p.m. July 16 KPTV - Portland, OR @ 3.30 p.m. August 6 KPTV - Portland, OR @ 2 p.m.   TV...

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Chapin Highlighted in Manufacturing Today

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Chapin Highlighted in Manufacturing Today

A tradition of quality Building upon its long history of manufacturing excellence, Chapin Manufacturing, Inc. aims to become a market leader in the retail and industrial sprayers and spreaders space. Chapin Manufacturing, Inc. is able to trace its roots back to the 1880s, when it started as a hardware store in Oakfield, New York. Following a move and an evolution into compressed air and hand sprayers, over the next 100+ years the company continued to grow its business, until today, where we find it as a manufacturer of backpack, hand, deck and wallpaper, pest control, industrial, construction, cleaning and degreasing,...

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Chapin Named Best Chemical Sprayers from This Old House

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Chapin Named Best Chemical Sprayers from This Old House

Chapin named Best Overall Chemical Sprayer: Tree/Turf Pro Commercial Backpack Sprayer and Best Value Chemical Sprayer: Home & Garden 1-gallon Sprayer   Check it out Here! 

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