While there are many risks to consider when running a pest control business, employee exposure to pesticides is one that can be reduced by using Personal Protective Equipment.

Personal Protective equipment (PPE) refers to clothing or devices worn to protect the human body from contact with pesticides. Examples include protective suits, footwear, gloves, aprons, respirators, eyewear, and headgear. This equipment can reduce the potential for dermal, inhalation, eye, and oral exposure, and thereby significantly reduce the chances of pesticide poisoning.

Prior to using a pesticide product make sure to refer to the label because it will direct you on what PPE should be used. You are legally required to follow the instructions and requirements on the label, so make sure to read it to understand the property safety and handling of the products and how to best protect yourself and employees from harm.

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