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Category: UF/IFAS

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

Spring Cleaning, What To Do With Unwanted Pesticides

Spring cleaning, a time to get rid of the old and start with the new! This can be great for closets and garages, but what can we do with unwanted pesticides? This blog will discuss… 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

Spring CEU Special

Spring CEU Special   Are you short on CEUs and needing to renew your license soon? Are you simply looking to stay ahead and get your CEUs well before your license expires? The Pesticide Information… Read More

EPA Public Comment on Biological Opinions

The EPA Public Comment on Biological Opinions is open for 60 days and provides the opportunity to review the actual language of a biological opinion. The last blog outlined the basics of a Biological Opinion… Read More

Parts of a Label 7…How Do I Get Rid Of It?

Blogs 1-6 of “Parts of the Pesticide Label” covered safety, both personal and everything else, and how to use the product, is there anything left to cover? Well after using a product we either need… Read More