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Pesticide Safety Miniposter: Pesticide Emergencies

R. W. Baldwin, S. K. Hill, Philip Koehler, J. C. Medley, and W. Walker


Figure 1. Preview image of ENY-916/IN954
Figure 1.  Preview image of ENY-916/IN954



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This poster introduces new pest control technicians to the general actions to be taken in the event of pesticide exposure. Technicians learn to recognize symptoms of exposure as they watch videos linked to the quick response (QR) codes on the poster. The videos detail general first aid steps to undertake until medical help arrives after a pesticide exposure. This poster will serve as a valuable training tool for new technicians as they learn about pesticide safety, and will be a good refresher tool for pesticide applicators.



Use pesticides safely. Read and follow directions on the manufacturer's label.

Publication #ENY-916

Release Date:September 25, 2018

Reviewed At:December 16, 2021

Use pesticides safely. Read and follow directions on the manufacturer's label.

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About this Publication

This document is ENY-916, one of a series of the Entomology and Nematology Department, UF/IFAS Extension. Original publication date August 2012. Visit the EDIS website at for the currently supported version of this publication.

About the Authors

R. W. Baldwin, assistant professor; S. K. Hill, graduate assistant; Philip Koehler, endowed professor; J. C. Medley, communications specialist; Entomology and Nematology Department; and W. Walker, senior pest control technician, Department of Housing and Residence Education; UF/IFAS Extension, Gainesville, FL 32611.


  • Rebecca Baldwin