Herbicide safety

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Storage of herbicides

Take care that herbicides are stored safely when not in use. Most cases of pesticide poisoning occur in children who have been allowed to play with herbicide containers. Accidents are avoidable if commonsense precautions are taken.

Safe storage of herbicides

  • Store all herbicides in a locked storage cupboard or shed set aside for that purpose.
  • Do not store near foodstuffs, seeds or fertilisers or other pesticides.
  • Keep herbicides only in their original labelled container. Never store in drink bottles or unmarked containers.
  • Seal containers adequately and store them in relatively cool conditions for maximum storage life.

Contact information

Pest and Disease Information Service (PaDIS)
+61 (0)8 9368 3080
Andrew Reeves
+61 (0)8 9780 6224