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RECORD NUMBER: 354 OF 2822
|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||Citizen's guide to pest control and pesticide safety.|
|CORP Author||Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances.|
|Publisher||U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Prevention, Pesticides, and Toxic Substances,|
|Report Number||EPA 735-K-04-002|
|Subjects||Pests--Control--United States. ; Pesticides--United States--Safety measures. ; Pesticides--Safety measures.|
|Additional Subjects||Pest control ; Public information ; Guides ; Biological controls ; Prevention ; Pesticide safety ; Residential buildings ; Utilization ; Alternatives ; Storage ; Exposure reduction ; Children ; Consumer products ; Chemical pest controls|
|Collation||ii, 49 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 28 cm|
Sooner or later, we're all pestered by pests. Whether it's ants in the kitchen or weeds in the vegetable garden, pests can be annoying and bothersome. At the same time, many of us are concerned that the pesticides we use to control pests can cause problems too. How can pests be controlled safely. When and how should pesticides be used. This booklet is intended to help answer these questions. The questions have no single right answer, but this report gives the information you need to make informed decisions. You should be able to control pests without risking your family's health and without harming the environment. The major goals of this report are to help you understand the following: What steps to take to control pests in and around your home; What alternatives to chemical pesticides are available, including pest prevention and non-chemical pest controls; How to choose pesticides and how to use, store, and dispose of them safely; How to reduce your exposure when others use pesticides; How to choose a pest control company; What to do if someone is poisoned by a pesticide.
Cover title. "March 2005." Includes index. "EPA 735-K-04-002."