Read the instructions carefully,
if there is something you don't understand get into contact with someone
who is experienced in the use of fungicides or pesticides. These poisons
are dangerous and can be life-threatening if used incorrectly.
Wear gloves when measuring,
mixing and pouring the poison. Do this in a well ventilated are
where the fumes or dust will drift away from you.
The best time to spray is in
the early morning or late evening. Never spray in a strong wind and
stay away from the spray drift.
Wear protective clothing, e.g.
gloves and facemask, when using toxic pesticides, eg. Malathion. It
is a good idea to use protective clothing when applying any pesticides and
Wash your hands well after
Do not eat, smoke or drink
while you are applying the poisons. If you do have a break wash your
hands and face thoroughly before you eat, smoke or drink something.
Shower and change clothes after
applying the poisons.
Store chemicals in a clearly
market area that is away from foodstuffs, children and animals. Make
sure the area conforms to the current safety regulations, it is a good
idea to keep them under lock and key. Keep the allocated storage
area well ventilated.