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Citizen's Guide to Pest Control and Pesticide Safety

The "Citizen's Guide to Pest Control and Pesticide Safety" teaches consumers how to:

  • Control pests in and around the home.
  • Find alternatives to chemical pesticides.
  • Choose pesticides.
  • Use, store and dispose of them safely.

It also discusses how to reduce exposure when others use pesticides, how to prevent pesticide poisoning and how to handle an emergency, how to choose a pest control company, and what to do if someone is poisoned by a pesticide.

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