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Parts of a Label 6…How Do I Use It?

Blogs 1-5 of “Parts of the Pesticide Label” covered safety, both personal and everything else. Now that safety is covered, we are ready, at long last, to get into the meat of the label “How… Read More

Parts of a Label 3…What if it gets on me?

We left off discussing What is in our pesticide and information about it’s potential hazard, or if it is “dangerous”. So far we have simply defined and identified hazard. In order for us to properly… Read More

Parts of a label 2…Is It Dangerous

In the last blog we discussed how the first part of a label is all about telling you “What is it?”, and we found out our jug is Blamo, which has 95% trimethyldeathallzazene. Ok, I… Read More

Parts of a Pesticide Label…What Is It?

Understanding the way a pesticide label is organized makes it that much easier to use and find the information that is needed. “The Label Is The Law” is a phrase many pesticide applicators are familiar… Read More

Pesticide Safety Education Month

The month of February is designated as National Pesticide Safety Education Month. Pesticide safety is rarely at the forefront of someone’s mind, sometimes even those who are applying pesticides, but it is an important responsibility…. Read More

What is an EPA Biological Evaluation?

What is an EPA Biological Evaluation? Any pesticide that is used in the U.S. must go through registration and evaluation by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). One of the key things the EPA evaluates is… Read More

EPA Public Input on Pesticide Exemption Process

Minimum Risk Pesticide Exemption The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is seeking public input on the process of pesticide exemption. This process allows certain products to avoid the normal registration process because they are considered a… Read More

What To Do If You Get Pesticide In Your Eye

Help I Got Pesticide In My Eye! First, don’t panic! Although no one ever thinks it could happen to them, it is possible to get pesticides into your eyes. When it comes to pesticide exposure,… 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