Pesticides

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The KY Dept. of Agriculture Division of Pesticides can provide information about pesticide disposal. Please call 1-800-205-6543 or visit their website at http://www.kyagr.com/enviro_out/pesticide/index.htm . They offer a pick up service to farmers for disposal.

Pesticides

Hazardous
Ingredients

Hazard
Properties

Proper
Disposal

Less Toxic
Alternatives

Arsenicals

Lead arsenateCalcium arsenateMonosodium methane arsenate (MSMA)

Paris green

Toxic

* Empty pesticide containers of arsenicals may be triple-rinsed according to the instructions on the labels.

For ants: avoidant stakes; use insecticidal boric acid where ants enter.

(Toxic to children and pets.)

Botanicals

PyrethrinsRotenone

Nicotine

Toxic

* Empty pesticide containers of botanicals may be triple-rinsed according to the instructions on the label.

Insecticidal soap

Import predators (ladybugs, ground beetles and preying mantis).

Carbamates

CarbarylAldicarbCarbofuran
(restricted-use pesticide)

Propoxur

Toxic

* Empty pesticide containers of carbamates may be triple-rinsed according to the instructions on the labels.

Keep garden weed-freeImport predators

Insecticidal soap

Chlorinated Hydrocarbons

AldrinEndrinHeptachlorDicofo
lChlordaneLindane

Kepone *

Dieldrin *

DDT *

* pesticides discontinued over
10 years ago or more

Toxic

* Empty pesticide containers of chlorinated hydrocarbons, however, may be triple-rinsed according to the instructions on the labels.

Keep garden free of debrisImport predators

Use insecticidal soap

Flea Collars and Sprays

CarbamatesPyrethrins

Organo-phosphates

Toxic

* Use all flea collar and spray products so that no waste remains except residuals attached to the container. Containers should be rinsed with water. The rinse water may be either reused or poured down the drain with great quantities of water.

* Call 334-3151 for further instructions.

Herbal collar/ointment (eucalyptus or rosemary)

Brewer's yeast (call vet for correct amount)

Fungicides

CaptanFopetAnilazine

Copper/Zinc compounds

Toxic

* Empty containers of fungicides may be triple-rinsed according to the instructions on the labels.

Do not over waterAerate soil

Keep areas de-thatched and dry

Herbicides

2, 4-DGlyphosate

Prometon

Toxic

* Empty containers of herbicides may be triple-rinsed according to the instructions on the labels.

Hand weeding

Let grass grow 2-3 inches to shade weed seedlings

Houseplant Insecticide

MethopreneMalathion
Tetramethrin

Carbaryl

Toxic

* Empty containers of houseplant insecticides may be triple-rinsed according to the instructions on the labels.

Mix 2 pounds of dishwashing liquid with 2 cups of water and spray on leaves

Mouse and Rat Poisons

BrodifacoumCoumarins (e.g., warfarin)

Strychnine

Toxic

* Empty containers of mouse and rat poisons may be triple-rinsed according to the instructions on the labels.

* Call 334-3151 for further instructions.

Live trapsCaulk and seal all holes

Ultrasonic wave- emitting devices

Organo-
phosphates

ParathionMalathionDiazinon - RDichlorvos (DDVP)

Chlorpyifos

Toxic

* Empty containers of organo-phosphates may be triple-rinsed according to the instructions on the labels.

* Call 334-3151 for further instructions.

Remove plant debris or wood from garden

Use insecticidal soap

Roach and Ant Killers

Organo-phosphatesCarbamates

Pyrethrins

Toxic

* Empty containers of roach and ant killers may be triple-rinsed according to the instructions on the labels.

* Call 334-3151 for further instructions.

Place boric acid in and along cracks (Toxic to children and pets.)