Pest Control Safety Tips – Following the Pest Product Label

Pest Control Safety Tips

Pest MD – Pest Control Safety Tips:

Mike Dukes,  Founder and editor-in-chief Pest MD

The sale and/or use of some professional pest control products may not be legal for unlicensed persons to use or may not be registered in your state or country. Please check with your local county agent or regulatory official before using any pesticide mentioned in this publication. Be especially careful if you live in either New York, Conn. or California.

In most cases, there are alternative products you could choose that will work just as well or close enough.

Pest MD – Pest Control Safety Tips – Help finding your nearest Cooperative Extension office. The Cooperative Extension System iPest MD notes a nationwide, non-credit educational network. Each U.S. state and territory have a state office at its land-grant university and a network of local or regional offices. These offices are staffed by one or more experts who provide useful, practical, and research-based information to agricultural producers, small business owners, youth, consumers, and others in rural areas and communities of all sizes.  Ask about the chemical product you would like to use to see if there any restrictions.

Cooperative Extension System Offices Click to find your nearest extension office. They are very helpful in pest identification and can answer many questions. Good luck and welcome aboard.

Pest Control Safety Tips

Just remember if you order these products, to read the product label before you use it!

These products are not available in big box stores, hardware stores, or grocery stores. These are the very same professional strength products professional exterminators use and they can cause harm to residents and their environment if the product label directs are ignored. Miss-use of these products is a federal offense that is punishable, so READ THE LABEL!!

These products are not available in big box stores, hardware stores, or grocery stores, in most of them require a professional pesticides license to use them commercially. These are the very same professional strength products professional exterminators use and they can cause harm to residents and their environment if the product label directs are ignored. Miss-use of these products is a federal offense that is punishable, so READ THE LABEL!!

Do dispose of leftover pesticides and pesticide containers properly.

Read the label to find out how to dispose of the pesticide and the container.

Many communities have household hazardous waste collections that will accept unwanted pesticides. Call your waste disposal authority for information about your community.

Don’t use outdoor chemicals indoors.

Many chemicals intended for use outdoors are dangerous to use indoors because they will remain toxic longer inside than they would outdoors.

Don’t assume that twice as much is better.

Always read and follow label directions.

Using too much of a pesticide can endanger your family’s health.

Don’t transfer pesticides to other containers.

Store pesticides in their original containers.

Only mix as much as you are going to use at one time if the pesticide must be mixed with water.

Children and others have been poisoned by accidentally consuming pesticides stored in food or beverage containers. Don’t use empty pesticide containers to store anything else.

No matter how well you wash the container, it could still contain remnants of the pesticide and could harm someone.


Mike Dukes,  Founder and editor-in-chief Pest MD
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About Mike Dukes, editor 58 Articles
I began my career in the Pest Control business in 1982 with Orkin. I started building Pest Control websites. Now since I retired two years ago. I share my years of knowledge in the pest control business and rate the new professional pest control products as I use them.

3 Comments on Pest Control Safety Tips – Following the Pest Product Label

  1. Everybody should keep these pest control safety tips in their mind while performing any DIY home pest control. Safely handling poisonous chemicals used for pest control should be the priority. You have shared a nice information to help people avoid the accidents that can occur with the use of pest treatment chemicals. If we can follow these tips, then we should avoid chemical pest control and should use natural pest control techniques.

  2. Good point Scott Fisher, If a homeowner gets started on an infestation that is really already out of hand they may need some professional help to get the problem under control, and then pick it up from there themselves. Thanks for your comment.

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