Johnson, W.S., Post, R., Carlos, W., Post, E., and Robinson, M.L. 2000, Using Pesticides Safely, Extension, University of Nevada Reno, FS-00-19

Use Pesticides Safely Pesticides can harm humans, pets, other animals, birds, fish, insects, and plants if used carelessly. They also can pollute the air, water, and soil. You can reduce these hazards if you use pesticides properly. Read the label and follow the directions precisely. Before buying any pesticide, make sure you’ve identified the pest correctly and that you’re choosing the right pesticide to control that pest. For help, submit the pest to your local Extension office.

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