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Pest Control Safety

Basic safety guidelines to follow when applying, handling and working around pesticides and pest control supplies. This applies to pesticides used to control cockroaches, ants, rats and mice, termites, spiders, silverfish, fruit flies, fleas, bedbugs, mosquitoes, bees, wasps and yellowjackets.

Selecting Pesticides
When you have a pest problem, what do you do? How do you select a product? How can you find out more about that product?

Safety When Using Indoor Pesticides
Safety tips when using indoor pesticides, insecticides, and rodenticides without hiring an exterminator. Regarding indoor pesticides, safety is the combination of how toxic a particular compound is and the amount of exposure non-target organisms to it. You can limit the amount of exposure you have to pesticides and insecticides. It is also important to read all instructions and labels on foggers and other indoor pesticides.

11 Questions and Answers on Pesticides and their Use
Some common questions and answers about pesticides, their hazards, and their use.

Reading the Pesticide Label
A guide to pesticide labels: What is on them and how to read them.

10 Common Pest Control Terms
Pest control is the control, management, or kill of any of a several types of pest, generally through the use of pesticides. But what is a pest? And what are pesticides?

Five Guides for Pesticide Use
Five Guides for Pesticide Use

Pesticide Safety Tips
Pesticides can be beneficial in ridding one's home of insects or other pests, but can also be hazardous if not used correctly. Following are some tips for safe pesticide use.

Handling Pesticide Emergencies and Spills
Despite one's best efforts at pesticide safety, emergencies and spills can occur. Learn how to handle these and what to do.

Find Pesticide Information

How to prepare for Pest Control Service
What do you need to do to prepare for pest control service? Whether service is for termites, bed bugs, cockroaches, fleas, ants, rats or mice, you will need to "prep."

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