Pesticides have gotten a bad reputation over the years, for a number of different reasons. However, many people commonly use pesticides at their home or business. A pesticide is defined as “a substance used for destroying insects or other organisms harmful to cultivated plants or to animals.” That means that simple weed killers or bug sprays are considered to be pesticides.
Yes, pesticides are often a necessary “evil”. In order to keep yourself and your family safe while using pesticides, it’s important to pay close attention to the manufacturer’s instructions and warnings. These are usually posted very clearly on the product’s label.
Generally speaking, though, it’s a good idea to avoid spraying pesticides on a windy day, as they can easily be blown into areas where you did not intend for them to be. And when using pesticides, it may be a good idea to wear safety glasses, gloves, and long clothes.