Pesticide Security

Pesticide Security Alerts


  1. Homeland Security in South Carolina - Briefing Paper from Dr. Neil Ogg, Director of Regulatory and Public Service Programs at Clemson University.
  2. Security: Mosquito Control Equipment and Materials - (PDF) Memo from the Director of the South Carolina Bureau of Environmental Health, Division of General Sanitation providing a list of general security and safety practices to use with mosquito control equipment and materials. 
  3. Security Considerations for Agricultural Aircraft Operators - Prepared by the National Agricultural Aviation Association (NAAA). The NAAA reminds all agricultural aircraft operators to maintain, and where necessary, improve aircraft and operations security.

Fact Sheets and Related Information


  1. Pesticide Security for PCOs: Understand that your employees are your first line of defense... - (PDF) An article by R.G. Bellinger written for the November - December 2001 Issue of Palmetto Pestalk, the newsletter of the South Carolina Pest Control Association.
  2. PIP-37 Store Pesticides Safely - (PDF) This information sheet provides safe pesticide storage guidelines that can be applied to most storage situations, regardless of size.
  3. Pesticide Storage - pesticide storage information from the Clemson University Pesticide Information Program website.
  4. Pesticide Emergencies - Keep that Cell Phone Handy! - (PDF) Article by R. G. Bellinger in Palmetto Pestalk magazine.
  5. Agricultural Bioterroism
  6. Chemical Accident Prevention: Site Security - (PDF) EPA factsheet.
  7. LEPCs and Deliberate Releases - (PDF) Addressing Terrorist Activities in the Local Plan. EPA factsheet
  8. Special Edition of the Agrichemical and Environmental News - (PDF) AENews is a monthly newsletter from Washington State University on pesticides and related environmental issues. This special issue, No. 187, November 2001, is on the threat of terrorism and how it may affect the agriculture and food production industries. See Pesticides as Weapons pages 13-15 and Crop Duster Concerns pages 16-19.

Other Information


  1. EPA Office of Emergency Management
  2. EPA Homeland Security Strategic Plan
  3. CHEMTREC - The emergency spill response phone number (800-424-9300) on many pesticide labels is for CHEMTREC. It is provided as a public service and is available toll free. CHEMTREC provides emergency responders with 24-hour access to information about chemicals and hazardous materials. Emergency medical assistance is also available for acute exposures to chemicals and hazardous materials. There is no charge for this service and emergency responders do not need to be registered with CHEMTREC to access this information.
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