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Pesticide Handling and Storage

When preparing or mixing a product wear protective clothing, make sure you are in a well ventilated area, keep children and pets out of the area, and do not mix different products together. When applying pesticides again wear protective clothing and keep children and pets out of the area.

If you are inside, cover utensils and food and remove pet bowls and aquariums from the area. If you are outside avoid windy or rainy days that can transport the pesticides off your property and do not apply pesticides near any water sources.

Never smoke or eat when using pesticides. If you spill pesticides on your clothing, remove them immediately and wash exposed skin, then launder the clothing separate from other laundry.

Always store pesticides where they are out of reach of children. Never store pesticides with food, pet food or medical or cleaning supplies. A cool, dry and well ventilated area is best for storage. Always store pesticides in their original container.

If pesticide product gets in your eyes flush them with water for 10-15 minutes and seek medical attention. If you accidentally swallow some product, or feel ill after using a pesticide, seek medical attention immediately and bring the pesticide label with you.

More Information

For more detailed information on the handling and storage of pesticides please consult the British Columbia Ministry of Environment IPM Manual for Home and Garden Pests in British Columbia

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