Read the label for specific storage instructions and precautions.
Store pesticides in a clean, cool, dry, and well-ventilated building. Always
lock the area to prevent entry by children and untrained persons. Mark the
storage facility with an appropriate warning sign.
Maintain proper temperature control. For example, if emulsion-type materials
freeze, the emulsion may be destroyed, resulting in loss of effectiveness and
possible serious plant injury.
To avoid the danger of cross-contamination, do not store herbicides with
Keep dry materials above liquid materials.
Do not store pesticides where food, water, feed, seeds, fertilizers, or
personal protective clothing and equipment (such as respirators) can become
Store pesticides in their original containers. Never store pesticides in any
food or drink containers.
Do not remove the labels.
Keep lids tightly closed.
Check containers frequently for leaks.
Clean up spilled chemicals promptly and properly. Dispose of broken or
damaged containers and any pesticide waste in an approved and safe manner as
directed on the product label.
Keep an inventory of all chemicals. Mark each container with the year of
Inform your local fire department of any chemicals (including fertilizers)
stored in large quantity.