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Homemade Weed and Bug Killer

The internet and social media abound with “Do it yourself” “Homemade” “Natural” weed killer and bug control articles. Many will promise that these mixes are easy, safe, and very effective. This blog will not discuss… Read More

Mosquitos as a Pesticide?

A pesticide is described as any substance that is used to kill, repel, or control a “pest”. Mosquitos are a pest that Floridians know very well. Around the world there are around 1,000,000 deaths each… Read More

Applicator Safety, More Than Just Pesticides

One of the main tasks of the Pesticide Information Office, is to help teach pesticide safety, or applicator safety. Applicator safety involves more than just protecting from pesticide exposure. Safety does include understanding the label,… Read More

Not All Who Wander Are Lost

“Not All Who Wander Are Lost” My Journey to Pesticide Safety Education   That quote “Not all who wander are lost” comes from J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings (The Fellowship of the Ring, to… Read More

Spring CEU Sale Reminder

If you missed last week’s blog this is a reminder to take advantage of our Spring CEU Special. We just renewed courses and for the first time in a few years added a brand new… Read More

Are My Sunglasses PPE?

Sunglasses as PPE? Many who work outside as part of their job with pesticides understand the benefit of sunglasses. They can help prevent headaches caused by squinting, reduce glare while driving, and polarized lenses can… Read More

Glyphosate Public Comments Open

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regularly reviews the registrations of already approved pesticides and will adjust those registrations if new needs or data come forth. In January of 2020 the EPA began this… Read More