Store Lawn and Garden Chemicals Safely

Store Lawn and Garden Chemicals Safely

If you had been in my garden house many years ago, everything would have been completely different than it is today. The shelf was a repository for all the pests, herbicides, fungicides and fertilizers that a gardener like me had on hand in search of the perfect landscape to solve real or potential problems.

Over the years, I have heated up to 180 degrees, and my craving for a beautiful garden has long since faded, which has led to more time- and environment-friendly paths. Now my shoes are not only cleaner, but also safer. Unfortunately, nowadays we often forget that chemicals stored improperly can have deadly consequences. Safe storage of pests (including all lawn and garden fluids) is more important to protect people, animals and the environment.

Safe storage of chemicals

Perhaps you know something firsthand. A child is given for drinking from a familiar container, such as a bottle of soda, a cup of coffee or a glass. for example, something that you thought contained juice, soda, or milk. Instead, it was mis word to contain a pesticide. Unfortunately, the results can be fatal.

Of course, these are extremes, but unfortunately they happen too often. Personally, I know a few of these things. What makes these stories even more difficult is that they were easy to avoid. In no matter should the chemical be stored for some time in a container other than the original. Fortunately, there are a number of preventive measures that we can take to ensure that accidents such as those described do not occur under our supervision.

Follow all the storage instructions on the packaging and labels and keep the National Anti-Rudeness phone number 1 800 222 1222 handy. Here are some suggestions from the Pennsylvania College of Agricultural Sciences Pesticide Education program.

* Always store pesticides in their original containers. In addition to correctly labeling the contents, the container contains important information about the safety of a particular product. This information includes information on what to do in matter of accidental donation, emergency contact numbers and necessary first aid.

* Keep pesticides out of the reach of children and pets. If possible, store them in a closed but ventilated cabinet. Even if you don’t have children, you never know when you will be able to meet a new person. Be safe and follow the path of caution.

* Pesticides should never be stored on site, such as in food, medical supplies, or animal feed

* Never put soft drink bottles or other containers inside, including milk cans, juice or water bottles, or coffee cups. It is easy for children and even mature to replace them with something they can drink or eat.

* Use child-proof packaging correctly. Be sure to close the containers tightly after use. Simply because it is a so-called “durable” product, which does not make it safe for children. These products should be stored with the same care and care as all others.

* Do not store chemicals. Buy only what you are going to use in this session or this season. The fewer pesticides are left if necessary, the lower the peril of accidents.

* Pesticides should be stored in places where flooding is possible or where spills or leaks in rivers, surface waters or watersheds may occur.

* Pests that are flammable liquids should be stored outside the home or in places where there is a peril of sparks, such as gas grills, ovens and electrical appliances.

* Never store pesticides in application devices. To avoid the problem of excess product, mix only what is necessary for this application. If an excess mixture is offered after placing an order, it will be transferred to other parts of your property.

* Do not use if there is doubt about the authenticity of the product or report. Be sure to eliminate this properly.

Following these guidelines is important to protect others from unwanted accidents and unsurpassed gifts.


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