Pesticide Safety Consider weather conditions…. Apply when forecasted conditions are favorable. Avoid strong winds and heavy rain.
Pesticide Safety Store and dispose of chemicals properly. Keep in original container, in a locked area, away from children or animals, and away from food or animal feed. Check with cooperative extension or sanitary landfill about proper disposal.
Pesticide Regulations Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) The agency mandated by Congress to regulate pesticides.
Environmental Protection Agency Pesticides must be approved by the EPA before they can be sold in the United States. EPA Registration Number
Pesticide Usages EPA classifies pesticides as general use or restricted use. Users of restricted use pesticides must be certified applicators or under the direct supervision of a certified applicator.
Pesticide Use Violations Unintentional violation of regulations can result in civil penalties. Intentional violations can result in criminal penalties.
Restricted Entry Intervals Restricted Entry Intervals regulations state that: No unprotected person may be in the treated area during pesticide application. Time from application to reentry is stated. Warnings to workers must be given to workers in a language they understand.