When handling pesticides the most important thing that you can do is read the label. The label for the most part is a “tell all” about the chemical or at least the label provides everything that a pest control technician should know about a specific pesticide. Labeling on the product should always contain one of these three signal words.
- Caution – “Slightly Toxic”
- Warning – “Moderately Toxic”
- Danger with (poisonous, peligro, image of skull and cross bones) – “Severely Toxic”
These are three signal words that should help a technician quickly identify the toxicity of the chemical or pesticide that he/she is dealing with.