Applicators and other handlers must wear long sleeved shirts and long pants, chemical-resistant category A gloves, shoes and socks and protective eye wear. Respirators and Protective Clothing. Always make sure that your sprayer is in good working order, without dripping. Some pest control applications do not require protective gear, such as spot treatments with insecticides, rodent traps, and rodent baits. Dressing appropriately and using personal protective equipment (PPE) can help minimize pesticide exposure and reduce the risk of pesticide poisoning.