To use pesticides legally and efficaciously the first step is to identify the pest. Then determine your pest management strategy. If a pesticide or mixture of pesticides is the best choice, the pest manager must read, understand, and follow the pesticide product’s label. This presentation will “walk-through” a number of key label statements. Emphasis will be placed on the importance of assuring the site is allowed on the label, environmental hazard statements, mixing compatibility and jar tests, and sprayer clean-up procedures.