Wednesday, July 14, 2010


  • Read the label and follow the instructions exactly
  • Wear gloves, and if recommended, goggles; always protect your skin
  • If you are mixing your own presticide, always keep container for that presticide only
  • Avoid inhaling any of the vapors or dust from the pesticide
  • Wash thoroughly after using a pesticide
  • If you spill some on yourself, immediately wash it off
  • Never spray on a windy day; it could drift into your gardens or outdoor living areas
  • Don't apply pesticide when others, especially kids, are present
  • Don't eat, drink, or anything like that, before you wash your hands completely
  • In case of enlarged pupils, blurred vision, dizziness, severe headache, or nausea, contact your physician immediately
  • use harsh pesticides only in the case of a severe INFESTION--TRY A STRONG STREAM OF WATER, INSECTICIDAL SOAP, OR HAND-PICKING INSECTS OFF. 
Encourage birds in your yard by providing places for them to feed, bath and nest.  Birds consume insect pests.  Spiders (yes, spiders!), lady bugs, and preying mantis' also eat the pesky litle things.  Go out at night and hand pick snails, slugs and  beetles.  Put them in a zip lock bag and dispose of them. These are natural ways to control insect pests.  Before using any pesticide, it's always a good idea to check with a garden supply store or call the Utah State Extension Service to see what pesticide is available for a specific problem.
Susanne Holland Spicker Mother, Grandmother, Homemaker, Gardener, Teacher, Photographer

Passion is defined as the love of, or the object(s) of affection and emotion. I am passionate about family, friends, flowers, food, photography and fabulous music! This blog is dedicated to those loves.

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