used improperly can be injurious to man, animals, and plants. Follow
the directions and heed all precautions on the labels.
pesticides in original containers under lock and key - out of the reach
of children and animals - and away from food and feed.
Apply pesticides so that they do not endanger humans, livestock, crops,
beneficial insects, fish, and wildlife. Do not apply pesticides when
there is danger of drift, when honey bees or other pollinating insects
are visiting plants, or in ways that may contaminate water or leave
Avoid prolonged inhalation of pesticide sprays or dusts; wear protective
clothing and equipment if specified on the container.
If your hands become contaminated with a pesticide, do not eat or drink
until you have washed them. In case a pesticide is swallowed or gets
in the eyes, follow the first aid treatment given on the label, and
get prompt medical attention. If a pesticide is spilled on your skin
or clothing, remove clothing immediately and wash skin thoroughly.
not clean spray equipment or dump excess spray material near ponds,
streams, or wells. Because it is difficult to remove all traces of herbicides
from equipment, do not use the same equipment for insecticides or fungicides
that you use for herbicides.
of empty pesticide containers promptly. Have them buried at a sanitary
land-fill dump, or crush and bury them in a level, isolated place.
Some States have restrictions on the use of certain pesticides. Check
your State and local regulations. Also, because registrations of pesticides
are under constant review by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
consult your State forestry agency, county agricultural agent or State
extension specialist to be sure the intended use is still registered.