When it comes to pest control in Cedar City, there are certain precautions that must be taken to ensure safety and effectiveness. It is important to store all pesticides in a safe place, away from children and other unauthorized persons. The storage facility should be locked and the containers should be tightly closed with their original labels. If the label has come off or is coming off, tape it back on.
Additionally, all pesticides should be protected from excessive heat and liquid pesticides should be stored in an area protected from freezing. When using pesticides, it is essential to take the necessary safety measures. Never eat, smoke, drink, or chew while using pesticides and make sure to prevent splashes, spills, leaks, dew and contamination on clothing. It is also important to provide for emergency medical care in advance, as required by regulations.
When it comes to efficacy of the pesticide, 40 CFR 158,400 (e) states that every registrant must ensure through testing that their product is effective when used in accordance with label instructions and commonly accepted pest control practices. The EPA does not regulate service containers when they are used by applicators to provide a pest control service without leaving any pesticides unapplied to its customers and, therefore, does not require labeling the service container (section 2 (gg) of FIFRA). Section 2 (ee) allows the use of a pesticide against any target pest not specified on the label, provided that the site is identified on the label and there are no other restrictions on the label that prevent its use against the pest. An exception is that products that do not contain toxic substances and whose purpose is to exclude pests solely by providing a physical barrier against access by pests are not considered pesticides because the EPA has determined that they are not intended to be pesticides.
The EPA considers statements about efficacy to be statements of efficacy and does not routinely require applicants to submit efficacy data on pesticides intended to control plant pathogens, insect pests not related to public health, or weeds. The statements are evaluated on a case-by-case basis taking into account the context in which they are presented. If the pesticide doesn't control the pest, consider using a different chemical, a non-chemical method, or a combination of chemical and non-chemical methods (see Understanding Pest Management).