Pesticide Storage

Pesticide storage areas should be fire-resistant, well ventilated, locked, dry, protected from direct sunlight, and insulated against temperature extremes. Access should be limited to those trained to work with and handle pesticides. Always keep pesticides out of reach of children, animals, and untrained adults.

Pesticide containers should frequently be checked for leaks or breaks. If a container is damaged, transfer contents into an unmarked replacement container with the pesticide label attached.

Store pesticides only in their original containers with labels intact. Never place pesticides in a food or beverage storage container!

Do not store pesticides with food, feed, animal supplies, or seed. Store pesticides at least 100 feet from wells and waterways.