Shopping and Use Tips

  • Compare labels and warning symbols
  • Choose a product that is specific to the problem
  • Buy only what you need
  • Buy pre-mixed and ready to use products
  • Buy gel, bait or paste formulations
  • Spot treat only--avoid broadcast applications
  • Avoid combination products that contain fertilizer and pesticide like "weed & feed"
  • Wear protective clothing (mask, goggles and gloves)
  • Never spray when it's windy
  • Never pour pesticides down your drain
  • Never re-use pesticide containers
  • Never put pesticides in food containers