Ohio State University Extension Bulletin

Livestock and Livestock Building Pest Management

Bulletin 473


The Ohio State University Extension
William F. Lyon, Extension Entomologist

Extension Entomology Building
1991 Kenny Road
Columbus, Ohio 43210-1000
Phone: 614-292-5274
Fax: 614-292-9783
Email: Extento@postoffice.ag.ohio-state.edu



This publication contains pesticide recommendations that are subject to change at any time. These recommendations are provided only as a guide. It is always the pesticide applicator's responsibility, by law, to read and follow all current label directions for the specific pesticide being used. Due to constantly changing labels and product registration, some of the recommendations given in this writing may no longer be legal by the time you read them. If any information in these recommendations disagrees with the label, the recommendation must be disregarded. No endorsement is intended for products mentioned, nor is criticism meant for products not mentioned. The author and Ohio State University Extension assume no liability resulting from the use of these recommendations.

The pesticide user is always responsible for the effects of residues on his livestock and crops, as well as for problems arising from drift of pesticides from his property to that of others.

For clarity, trade names have been included in some instances. This is not intended to discriminate against similar products not mentioned or to recommend only those mentioned.

Rinse 'Em Out

New hazardous waste regulations went into effect November 19, 1980. These regulations require that empty containers, which contained chemicals classified by EPA as hazardous waste, and waste pesticides be disposed of in a designated hazardous waste site, unless triple rinsing and other requirements are followed by commercial pesticide applicators. Farmers or private applicators are exempt from the new regulations, providing they follow the disposal instructions on the pesticide label when they dispose of waste pesticides and empty containers. Triple rinsing each emptied pesticide container, using the rinse in the tank mix whenever possible or disposing of the residue on the farm is required. Triple rinsed containers may be disposed of at a sanitary landfill.

Ohio's Restricted Pesticides

Under Ohio's Pesticide Use and Applicator Law, certain pesticides are restricted and can only be obtained and used by pesticide applicators and public operators licensed by the Ohio Department of Agriculture, and by those individuals who obtain a User's Permit from their Extension agent.

Certain restricted pesticides, when used, require that notification be given to occupants of lands within 1,000 feet of the boundaries of an open area or field to be treated at least 24 hours prior to the application. They should also be informed of the precautions necessary for safety of humans and animals.


Any person who applies a pesticide on public property must be licensed by the Ohio Department of Agriculture. This is true even if the pesticide is not restricted. For application procedures and additional information, contact:

Pesticide Regulation Section
Ohio Department of Agriculture
8995 East Main Street
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068
Fax: 614-759-1467

Livestock Pesticide Poisoning

Each year, many livestock (cattle, sheep, swine and horses) are killed from consumption of pesticide granules, wettable powders and dusts accidentally spilled on the ground or left on trucks and wagons. Animals may die after eating the pesticide alone or of accidentally mixed with silage, grains or feed off contaminated surfaces. Clean up spills and store pesticides safely in locked facilities.

Safety Tips for Using Pesticides The Label is the Law!


Contributions are greatly appreciated from individual members of Pesticide Companies for providing product labels and expert advice. Special thanks is given to Jeannette Janszen for her assistance in computer entry and editing, also to Jean Steva for her editing. Thanks to Dave Scardena for producing this publication and to Beneficial Insectory, Maurice Eastridge, and Communications and Technology for color photos on the cover.

Copyright © The Ohio State University 1995

All educational programs conducted by Ohio State University Extension are available to clientele on a nondiscriminatory basis without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, gender, age, disability or Vietnam-era veteran status.

Keith L. Smith, Associate Vice President for Ag. Adm. and Director, OSU Extension.

TDD No. 800-589-8292 (Ohio only) or 614-292-6181

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