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DIRECTIONS FOR USE: See the printed leaflet provided with container.
For Varroa treatment: to control Varroa mite, remove honey supers before application of CheckMite+ Strips. Use one strip for each five combs of bees in each brood chamber. Hang the strips in separate spaces between the combs a near the center of the bee / brood cluster as possible. For maximum efficacy leave the strips in the hive for at least 42 days.
For small hive beetles: to control the small hive beetle, remove honey supers before the application of CheckMite+ Strips. Prepare a piece of corrugated cardboard approximately 4x4 inches by removing one side. Remove one Check Mite + strip. Cut in half crossways and staple the two pieces to the corrugated side of the cardboard. This product can also be used with Beetle Barn (C423). Tape over the smooth side of the cardboard( the side opposite the strips) with duct tape, shipping tape or similar tape to prevent the bees from chewing and removing the cardboard. Place cardboard as near the center of the bottom bard as possible with the strips down. Make sure the bottom board is cleaned the strips lay flat on the bottom board. Leave for at least 42 days.
NOTICE TO USER: This pest control product is to be used only in accordance with the directions on the label. It is an offence under the Pest Control Products Act to use this product in a way that is inconsistent with the directions on the label. The user assumes the risk to persons or property that arises from any such use of this product.
PRECAUTIONS: HAZARDOUS TO HUMANS AND DOMESTIC ANIMALS DANGER. Fatal if ingested and may be fatal if inhaled. Do not ingest, get on skin, clothing or eyes and avoid breathing vapours. Wash thoroughly with soap and warm water after handling. Wash contaminated clothing with soap and hot water before use. If this pest control product is to be used on a commodity that may be exported to the U. S. and you require information on acceptable residue levels in the U. S. visit CropLife Canada’s website at www.croplife.ca FIRST AID: Take container, label or product name and Pest Control Product Registration Number with you when seeking medical attention. If chewed or swallowed: Call a poison control centre or doctor immediately for treatment advice. Have person sip a glass of water if able to swallow. Do not induce vomiting unless told to do so by a poison control centre or doctor. Do not give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. If on skin or clothing: Take off contaminated clothing. Rinse skin immediately with plenty of water for 15-20 minutes. Call a poison control centre or doctor for treatment advice. If inhaled: Move person to fresh air. If person is not breathing, call 911 or an ambulance, then give artificial respiration, preferably by mouth-to-mouth, if possible. Call a poison control centre or doctor for further treatment advice. If in eyes: Hold eyes open and rinse slowly and gently with water for 15-20 minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present, after the first 5 minutes, then continue rinsing eye. Call a poison control centre or doctor for treatment advice. TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION: Coumaphos is a cholinesterase inhibitor. Typical symptoms of overexposure to cholinesterase inhibitors include headache, nausea, dizziness, sweating, salivation, runny nose and eyes. This may progress to muscle twitching, weakness, tremor, incoordination, vomiting, abdominal cramps and diarrhea in more serious poisonings. A life-threatening poisoning is signified by loss of consciousness, incontinence, convulsions and respiratory depression with a second cardiovascular component. Treat symptomatically. If exposed, plasma and red blood cell cholinesterase tests may indicate degree of exposure (baseline data are useful). Atropine, only by injection, is the preferable antidote. Oximes, such as Pralidoxime Chloride, may be therapeutic if used early; however, use only in conjunction with atropine. In cases of severe acute poisonings, use antidotes immediately after establishing an open airway and respiration. With oral exposure, the decision of whether to incude vomiting or not should be made by the attending physician. ENVIRONMENTAL HAZARDS: TOXIC to birds and aquatic organisms. DO NOT contaminate irrigation or drinking water supplies or aquatic habitats by disposal of used strips and packaging.
STORAGE: To prevent contamination, store this product away from water, food or feed. Keep the strips in original, unopened package until ready to use. Any unused strips that remain after treatment should be returned to the opened pouch, placed in a resealable bag and returned to the original container. Do not store in direct sunlight. Do not store unused strips in anything but original package. Do not store unused strips near pesticides or other chemical substances that could contaminate the strips and result in bee toxicity. Do not reuse the strips.
DISPOSAL: Dispose of packaging (foil wrap) and the used strips in accordance with provincial requirements. For information on disposal of unused, unwanted product, contact the manufacturer or the provincial regulatory agency. Contact the manufacturer and the provincial regulatory agency in case of a spill, and for clean-up of spills.