Bug Scout 1979
Store Pesticides Safely
(Tom Turpin, Entomologist, Purdue University)
Let's see, I put the rootworm insecticide in the cattle feed bag... or was it the potato sack? Now the herbicide...
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September 15, 1979

Storage of pesticides in unlabeled containers is a dangerous practice.  Pesticides stored in feed bags frequently end up in livestock rations, often with disastrous results.  A significant number of human poisonings each year also result from pesticides being stored in other than original containers.

Be safe!  When cleaning pesticide application equipment, put any unused product back in original bags.  In addition, always store pesticides away from your livestock feed.  Insist that your feed dealer do the same with his pesticides.

A pesticide out of place is an accident just waiting to happen!  


by Tom Turpin, Entomologist, Purdue University

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