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Posts Tagged: Safety

What You Need to Know About Disinfectant Wipes

Figure 1. Many types of wipes are available for purchase. Be sure you know what type of wipes you are buying and how they can be used.

As many school students resume in-person classes, some school districts are requesting students...

Posted on Sunday, August 1, 2021 at 10:00 AM
  • Author: Dawn H. Gouge, UA Entomology
  • Author: Shaku Nair, UA Entomology
  • Author: Lynn Rose, NH Environmental Services
  • Author: Mansel Nelson, NAU, Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals
  • Author: Janet A. Hurley, TAMU, AgriLife Extension
  • Author: Tim Stock, OSU Horticulture
  • Author: Shujuan (Lucy) Li, UA Entomology
  • Author: Virginia McGregor, Scottsdale USD
Focus Area Tags: Family, Health, Pest Management

The Dangers of Homemade Pest Control Remedies

Figure 1. Pesticides made from household ingredients lack the details needed to safely and effectively control pests. (Credit: B Messenger-Sikes)

Instructions for making homemade mixtures to control pests are easy to find online and in social...

Posted on Monday, May 10, 2021 at 4:08 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Family, Health, Pest Management, Yard & Garden

How to Use Pesticides Safely

Reading a pesticide label prior to purchasing.

February is a month where we celebrate and acknowledge many things: Black History Month,...

Posted on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at 11:00 AM
Tags: disposal (0), February (0), garden (0), home (0), label (0), personal protective equipment (0), pesticide (0), pesticide safety (0), pesticides (0), PPE (0), UC IPM (0)
Focus Area Tags: Health, Pest Management, Yard & Garden

Stop Illegal Pesticide Sales Online

US EPA Logo and Header

EPA orders Amazon to halt illegal pesticides sales  News Releases from US...

Posted on Thursday, February 11, 2021 at 3:39 PM
Focus Area Tags: Health, Pest Management

Bug Bombs—Dangerous and Not Always Effective

Figure 1. Many brands of total release foggers or

Insecticide foggers, also known as total release foggers or “bug bombs” (Figure 1), are...

Posted on Sunday, December 27, 2020 at 11:00 AM
Tags: bed bug (0), Blecker (0), cockroaches (0), fogger (0), home (0), insecticide (0), Messenger-Sikes (0), pesticide (0), pesticide safety (0), UC IPM (0)
Focus Area Tags: Health, Pest Management

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