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1 Pesticide Safety Wayne Buhler, PhD Pesticide Safety Extension Specialist Horticultural Science

2 A Pesticide is any substance that is used to kill a pest or prevent or reduce the damage it may cause. (-icide) = to kill

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4 Common types of pesticides… Herbicides, Fungicides, Rodenticides, Insecticides;

5 Common types of pesticides… Molluscicides, Nematicides, Algicides;

6 Common types of pesticides… Biocides, Disinfectants, and Sanitizers; Vikingpool.net

7 Common types of pesticides… Attractants, Pheromones, Repellents;

8 Common types of pesticides… Defoliants, Dessicants;

9 Common types of pesticides… Insect and Plant Growth Regulators;

10 Common types of pesticides… Plant-Incorporated Protectants; and,

11 Two Classes of Pesticides Restricted-use: Pesticide that could harm humans and/or environment, requiring use by certified applicator Unclassified or General-use: Pesticide that does not have the characteristics of a restricted-use pesticide

12 Pesticide Safety Pick the right product for the job

13 Pesticide Safety Read the label –Brand Name. –EPA Registration Number –Active Ingredients –Signal Words CAUTION, WARNING, DANGER –Precautionary Statements. –Environmental Hazards –First Aid Instructions –Storage and Disposal

14 Apply Pesticides Safely Protective Equipment Never Smoke or Eat Follow Directions Original Container

15 Pesticide Safety Avoid Windy Days Avoid Hot Days Spray close to target

16 Transporting Pesticide Safely Avoid passenger area Open windows Bag separately

17 Store Pesticides Safely Follow label Out of reach Original container Away from food Never in equipment

18 Pesticide Disposal Use up Hazardous waste collection program NOT down sink Never reuse container

19 Protect Children & Pets Locked storage Remove children, pets and their toys If interrupted – store safely Teach “pesticides are poison”

20 First Aid ID pesticide & location of injury Unconscious, labored breathing, or convulsions – First Aid Awake, breathing, no convulsions - follow directions on label

21 Poison Center Swallowed –Drink small amount of water – do not induce vomiting unless instructed by doctor Skin –Rinse for 15 minutes, wash soap and water. Cover loosely with clean soft cloth – NO ointment, discard clothes, Eye –Rinse eye with water for 15 minutes – No drops Inhaled –Move to fresh air

22 Handling a Spill Control –Stop the leak, prevent access Contain –Prevent the spread, absorb with cloth, paper towels, kitty litter Cleanup –Never wash pesticide away with a hose, protect water ways. Dispose of according to directions on label.

23 Choosing a Pest Control Company Licensed Willing to discuss References Insurance Guarantee Affiliations

24 Pesticide Environmental Stewardship Web Site Summarize principles of 12 pesticide stewardship topics;Summarize principles of 12 pesticide stewardship topics; Provide educational modules to County Extension Agents for use in training their clientele; andProvide educational modules to County Extension Agents for use in training their clientele; and Prepare users for state certification exams.Prepare users for state certification exams. Homeowner guidelines for safe use of pesticidesHomeowner guidelines for safe use of pesticides

25 Pages for Homeowner PES Module What is a pest? Insect/Mite ID Animal ID Weed ID Plant disease ID Do I need to spray? Potential harm to children, pets, and environment When should I spray? Types of chemicals How do I select the right product? Personal protection What equipment to use How to apply the correct amount Storing chemicals Disposing of excess/unwanted chemicals First aid What is IPM? To get more information

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