Lock ‘Em Up

Since we are working our way through Pesticide Safety Education, how about some information on properly storing chemicals. In your warehouses. In your parked vehicle. While in transport.

Gotta have a sign. This little pest was ignoring me.
Organization is important. Dust, granular, baits, solids on top. Liquids on the 2nd shelf. Aerosols on the bottom. Fire extinguisher close by.
Winterized the sprayer
Keep pesticides, rodenticide, safety equipment off the floor. See the A/C – Heater? Climate control is key to keeping the AI’s from breaking down.
Spray rig secured with a cargo bar. Tool box is padlocked.

Published by Melisa Arnold, A.C.E.

My career in pest management began while working in a flour mill as the “in-house” technician in 2008. I am certified in multiple states including a DOT CDL/HazMat. I began working full time as a fumigation-pest control tech in 2010. I achieved my Associate Certified Entomologist (ACE) in 2018. I have a Master Tech certification from Kansas State University/Kansas Pest Control Association. I hold a Bat Management certification from NWCOA. Every day, I realize how much I DON’T KNOW. My goal for this blog is to share my every day experiences from the field and to make us all think outside the box for solutions to make pest control make sense.

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