Pesticides are chemicals which are used on plants for protecting them against pest infection. They contain toxic chemicals which are harmful to humans as well as the environment. While using pesticides we should take care like, cover the nose, mouth and eyes while spraying them, keeping them out of the reach of children. Another important point is to avoid excessive use of pesticides as they also lead to water and soil pollution. Instead we should use organic pesticides, natural or biological methods to ward off pests.