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
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
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.
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