Read  the  Label  First!
               PROTECT YOUR
   Many household products such as cleaners and pesticides could harm children, pets, or the environment if not used and
    stored correctly. Choose a product that is labeled for your specific pest. EPA encourages consumers to consider using
       EPA-registered biopesticides and products with EPA's Safer Choice label, which are generally less harmful.
            Simply reading a products label will help keep your family, your pets, and your community safe.
       Keep Your Family and Community Safe with these Tips
 Read the Label First
Labels tell you:
  How to use a product safely and effectively.
  How to store the product safely.
  First aid instructions.
  Phone numbers to call for help or more information.
 Follow All Label Precautions
  Warnings and directions tell you how to use products
   safely and correctly.
  Follow warnings to open windows, wear gloves, and
   not breathe product dust.
  Keep pets and children away from treated areas as
   directed on the label.

 Keep Products in Original Containers
  It is very dangerous to put products in food and
   beverage containers. Children think that something
   in a familiar bottle is safe to drink or play with.
  Containers without tight fitting lids can easily spill.
       Know Where to Call for Help
    Many labels contain a phone number to call in
    an emergency.
    Have your local poison control center
    number and veterinarian's or local animal
    hospital number easily accessible.
    Have the product label with you when you
    call! The label provides those helping you with
    important information about the product.
  If you throw away the original container, you throw
   away important information needed in case of an
  If the label tells you to mix a product in another
   container, use all of the mixture. If you can't use all
   the mixture, label the new container for use in the
 Prevent Harm to the Environment
  Apply a product according to the label directions
   to prevent harm to the environment
  Do not apply a product where it could run into
   ponds, creeks, or other water supplies and
   contaminate drinking water and kill wildlife
  Spraying products on a windy day can carry the
   product into nearby water.
  Never pour pesticides or other lawn and garden
   products down the  drain.

 Buy the Right Product for Your Needs
  Read the label to make sure you're buying the right
   product for the job. This will save you time, money,
   and frustration.
  Buy only what you need. If you buy too much, pass
   the product on to someone who can use it, with
   the label instructions. Some products might not be
   effective if stored for long periods of time. A larger
   size is not a good value if you can't use it.
  Use the right amount. Labels indicate the correct
   amount to use. Using more can waste the product,
   your money and can cause  harm to people, pets and
   the environment.