Health Tip: Storing Your Pesticides

Follow directions on the label

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(HealthDay News) -- Now that the weather is getting cooler, pesky mosquitoes are heading south.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recommends these tips for storing pesticides until next summer:

  • Follow storage instructions on the label.
  • Store the pesticides out of the reach of children and pets, preferably in a locked storage cabinet located away from food, pet food and medical supplies.
  • Store flammable liquids away from your home.
  • Keep the pesticides in their original container to prevent children from mistaking them for beverages.
  • If you can't identify the contents of the container, safely dispose of it.

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