Episode #361 | Original Air Date: July 19, 2021
Pesticides are potentially hazardous chemicals and should be used and stored very carefully.
Keep pesticides in their original containers, and make sure the label always stays with the product.
Try to purchase pesticides in small amounts. Keep them in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area, locked up and out of reach of children and pets. Store them separately from both human and animal food, medicines, fertilizers, and cleaning supplies.
Read the label for complete storage and disposal information.
Never pour pesticides down drains, toilets, or sewers. Don’t put them in the trash, either. There are special hazardous waste disposal sites where you can deposit chemicals, so check with your local government.
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