shelving for pesticides. Metal cabinets within the storage area are
recommended for non-pesticide contaminated equipment storage, i.e., bait,
traps, drills, fumgation equipment and other tools. Mechanisms for off-
loading and tipping drums and mounting sprayers on vehicles in the vehicle and
equipment or storage area is suggested for medium or large pest management
facilities. A workbench made of nonabsorptive material for equipment
maintenance in the storage area and another in the mixing room is recommended.
Provide a remotely located exit from these areas.
Operational Note: In normal practice, insecticides shall be separated
insecticides with herbicides (not the reverse). Where separate air
supplies are not feasible, the pesticides shall be arranged so that
clean air flows continuously from the insecticides past the herbicides
and out of the facility (essential). Good practice also dictates that
liquid materials be stored below dry materials to prevent contamination
if leaks or spills occur; and that rodent bait materials be protected
from odors that might destroy the taste. Ammonium nitrate fertilizers
shall not be stored in the same structure as pesticides for fire safety
purposes, ref. Ch. 2, Pt. 5, NFPA 43D, Code for Storage of Pesticides in
Portable Containers. Essential practices for storage areas include:
A clear, 3-foot (914 mm) aisle or passageway.
Pesticides shall not be stored within 10 feet (3048 mm) of an
Flammable or combustible liquids should be ordered in small
containers, i.e., one to five gallon and stored in Underwriters
Laboratories (UL) listed flammable liquid storage cabinets.
Dispensing shall be by pump or by self-closing faucet devices bearing
All storage rooms and cabinets shall be locked when not in use.
Suitable fire control devices, such as proper types and sizes of
portable fire extinguishers, shall be available and adequately
Leakage and spillage shall be cleaned up immediately.
Drip trays containing absorbent material shall be placed under
pesticide containers if spigots are used. (Actually positive
displacement pumps inserted in concentrate containers are preferred
and closed transfer systems which use returnable containers are most
Adequate precautions shall be taken against igniting flammable vapor
and through contact with hot surfaces, frictional heat, or mechanical
188.8.131.52.3 Vehicle and Equipment Storage. Provide space for storage of one
vehicle and one trailer-mounted equipment item in small facilities. In larger
facilities additional space, as required, shall be provided for parking
vehicles and storing trailer-mounted application equipment. Motor vehicles