Posted: Jul 10, 2012 3:06 PM by Associated Press
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) - A Southern California garden designer has won his battle in getting the image of a monarch butterfly caterpillar off a pesticide label.
David Snow was unhappy that two Ortho pesticides had images of the butterfly caterpillar on labels for "Bug-B-Gon" and "Flower, Fruit and Vegetable Insect Killer."
The Thousand Oaks man says the caterpillar is a good-guy bug that feasts on milkweed.
Snow tells the Los Angeles Times that he contacted the Ohio company's consumer complaint department to protest, saying it's like putting an innocent child's picture on a post office "Most Wanted" list.
He then filed formal complaints, becoming quite a pest for Ortho and its parent theScotts Co.LLC.
Ortho finally had enough.
Scotts Miracle-Gro spokesman Lance Latham notified Snow on Friday that the labels are being changed.
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