Pesticide Safety Tips

Protective Gear: When mixing or applying pesticides, wear suitable protective clothing and equipment like chemical resistant gloves, rubber boots, protective eye wear, respirator and long sleeve coveralls. Remove protective clothing and wash hands and face before meals and after work.

  • Mix pesticides outdoors or in well-ventilated areas.
  • Mix only what you need to use in the short term to avoid storing or disposing excess pesticides.
  • Remove personal items such as toys, clothing or tolls from the spray area to avoid contamination.
  • When applying pesticides as a spray or dust outside, avoid windy conditions and close the doors and windows to your homes.
  • Make sure kids, pets and anyone non-essential to the application is out of the area before mixing and applying pesticides.


Skin Contact: Remove contaminated clothing an wash with soap and water.

Eye Contact: Flush with plenty of clean water immediately for at least 15 minutes. If present, remove contact lenses after 15 minutes, then continue rinsing eye. Seek medical attention immediately.

Inhalation: Remove exposed person to fresh air. If person is not breathing, give them artificial respiration. Seek medical attention. Never hgive anyting by mouth to an unconscious person.

Ingestion: Person should sip a glass of water if able to swallow. Do not induce vomiting unless directed by a doctor. Do not give fluids by mouth to a an unconscious persons. Seek medical attention immediately.

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