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Title: Pesticide Safety


1
Pesticide Safety
  • Wayne Buhler, PhDPesticide Safety Extension
    SpecialistHorticultural Science

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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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Common types of pesticides
  • Herbicides, Fungicides, Rodenticides,
    Insecticides

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Common types of pesticides
  • Molluscicides, Nematicides, Algicides

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Common types of pesticides
  • Biocides, Disinfectants, and Sanitizers

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Common types of pesticides
  • Attractants, Pheromones, Repellents

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Common types of pesticides
  • Defoliants, Dessicants

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Common types of pesticides
  • Insect and Plant Growth Regulators

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Common types of pesticides
  • Plant-Incorporated Protectants and,

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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

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Pesticide Safety
  • Pick
  • the right product
  • for the job

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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

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

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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

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

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Protect Children Pets
  • Locked storage
  • Remove children, pets and their toys
  • If interrupted store safely
  • Teach pesticides are poison

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

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Poison Center1-800-222-1222
  • 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

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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.

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

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

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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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http//ipm.ncsu.edu/pesticidesafety
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