National Pesticide Information Center

National Pesticide Information Center We maintain a whole library of information about pesticides. Call us with your questions today! 1-800-858-7378 8am-noon PT M-F The National Pesticide Information Center (NPIC) is a collaboration between Oregon State University and the United States Environmental Protection Agency.

NPIC provides objective, science-based information about a wide variety of pesticide-related topics, including pesticide product information, information on the recognition and management of pesticide poisonings, toxicology and environmental chemistry. NPIC provides free information via a toll-free number (1-800-858-7378) to anyone in the United States, Puerto-Rico, and the Virgin Islands includin

NPIC provides objective, science-based information about a wide variety of pesticide-related topics, including pesticide product information, information on the recognition and management of pesticide poisonings, toxicology and environmental chemistry. NPIC provides free information via a toll-free number (1-800-858-7378) to anyone in the United States, Puerto-Rico, and the Virgin Islands includin

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Learn about beneficial insects in your area from your Master Gardener https://bit.ly/3xHbNIg. Help beneficial insects so...
09/23/2021

Learn about beneficial insects in your area from your Master Gardener https://bit.ly/3xHbNIg. Help beneficial insects so they can help you!

Learn about beneficial insects in your area from your Master Gardener https://bit.ly/3xHbNIg. Help beneficial insects so they can help you!

Do you have to spray the flowers? Pollinators can be harmed by nectar or pollen with pesticide traces. Can you use anoth...
09/21/2021

Do you have to spray the flowers? Pollinators can be harmed by nectar or pollen with pesticide traces. Can you use another formulation such as a granular product instead of a spray? See https://bit.ly/2UQQllG.

Do you have to spray the flowers? Pollinators can be harmed by nectar or pollen with pesticide traces. Can you use another formulation such as a granular product instead of a spray? See https://bit.ly/2UQQllG.

Ever notice how you can't tell if someone on the internet is joking, or when you're texting? It might have started as a ...
09/13/2021

Ever notice how you can't tell if someone on the internet is joking, or when you're texting? It might have started as a joke but it's no laughing matter. Roundup does not treat or prevent COVID-19. The consequences can be deadly. Call or email us to get the facts. 800.858.7378 M-F 8am-12pm PT. American Association of Poison Control Centers

Ever notice how you can't tell if someone on the internet is joking, or when you're texting? It might have started as a joke but it's no laughing matter. Roundup does not treat or prevent COVID-19. The consequences can be deadly. Call or email us to get the facts. 800.858.7378 M-F 8am-12pm PT. American Association of Poison Control Centers

Not all Roundup products are the same. Most Roundup products contain glyphosate. However, there are products called “Rou...
09/10/2021

Not all Roundup products are the same. Most Roundup products contain glyphosate. However, there are products called “Roundup” that are herbicides, fungicides, or insecticides that have different chemicals.

Not all Roundup products are the same. Most Roundup products contain glyphosate. However, there are products called “Roundup” that are herbicides, fungicides, or insecticides that have different chemicals.

09/08/2021
Deep Dive on Disinfectant Precautions

Learn more about sanitizers, disinfectants, and antiseptics and find ways to prevent poisonings. This chat will provide parents, caretakers, and educators with expert safety tips on how to use disinfectants.

09/07/2021

Join us and American Association of Poison Control Centers tomorrow at 10AM PST/ 1PM EST on Facebook for information about the health risks from sanitizers, disinfectants, and antiseptics.

09/03/2021

Do you have questions or concerns about the use of disinfectants? Join us and American Association of Poison Control Centers next Wednesday (Sept 8th) at 10AM PST/ 1PM EST on Facebook for information about how to avoid disinfectant poisonings.

If you keep bees, consider covering or moving the hive until after a pesticide application. Find out how long the residu...
08/25/2021

If you keep bees, consider covering or moving the hive until after a pesticide application. Find out how long the residue might last, and if flowers have been sprayed before putting the hive back or uncovering it. See more tips https://bit.ly/3kiPzs5

Consumer Warning: Veterinary drugs with ivermectin are a human health risk. These products are for animals and are not f...
08/25/2021

Consumer Warning: Veterinary drugs with ivermectin are a human health risk. These products are for animals and are not for human consumption. Risks to people include health effects from high doses meant for large animals. Veterinary products may contain "other" ingredients in the mixture that are not tested for human use. If you suspect someone has taken a veterinary product, call Poison Control at 800-222-1222. https://bit.ly/3gub2Mc American Association of Poison Control Centers

Consumer Warning: Veterinary drugs with ivermectin are a human health risk. These products are for animals and are not for human consumption. Risks to people include health effects from high doses meant for large animals. Veterinary products may contain "other" ingredients in the mixture that are not tested for human use. If you suspect someone has taken a veterinary product, call Poison Control at 800-222-1222. https://bit.ly/3gub2Mc American Association of Poison Control Centers

Use products that don't last long if you are spraying blooming plants, even weeds. This can help reduce the risks to ben...
08/23/2021

Use products that don't last long if you are spraying blooming plants, even weeds. This can help reduce the risks to beneficial insects such as bees https://bit.ly/3krjK0s. If you aren't sure, NPIC can help! To learn more, see https://bit.ly/2VHtgSO

Use products that don't last long if you are spraying blooming plants, even weeds. This can help reduce the risks to beneficial insects such as bees https://bit.ly/3krjK0s. If you aren't sure, NPIC can help! To learn more, see https://bit.ly/2VHtgSO

The more you can target a pest, the less risk to beneficial insects. First: identify the problem. Extension can help! ht...
08/20/2021

The more you can target a pest, the less risk to beneficial insects. First: identify the problem. Extension can help! https://bit.ly/3wrZ8HR They may also suggest solutions that do not involve pesticides. This is Integrated Pest Management https://bit.ly/2VlpFGs.

The more you can target a pest, the less risk to beneficial insects. First: identify the problem. Extension can help! https://bit.ly/3wrZ8HR They may also suggest solutions that do not involve pesticides. This is Integrated Pest Management https://bit.ly/2VlpFGs.

Pollinators can be exposed to pesticides by drinking from contaminated puddles. When you apply pesticides, avoid contami...
08/18/2021

Pollinators can be exposed to pesticides by drinking from contaminated puddles. When you apply pesticides, avoid contaminating any surface water to prevent accidental poisoning. Spray as close to the pest as possible. For other tips, see https://bit.ly/3wGGr3c.

Pollinators can be exposed to pesticides by drinking from contaminated puddles. When you apply pesticides, avoid contaminating any surface water to prevent accidental poisoning. Spray as close to the pest as possible. For other tips, see https://bit.ly/3wGGr3c.

You can lower the risk posed by any pesticide to pollinators by applying it in early morning or late evening, when bees ...
08/10/2021

You can lower the risk posed by any pesticide to pollinators by applying it in early morning or late evening, when bees and other insects are less likely to be active. For more tips, see https://bit.ly/3xM7awI

You can lower the risk posed by any pesticide to pollinators by applying it in early morning or late evening, when bees and other insects are less likely to be active. For more tips, see https://bit.ly/3xM7awI

If you need to use a pesticide, read the environmental hazards section carefully before you buy or use it. Any particula...
08/05/2021

If you need to use a pesticide, read the environmental hazards section carefully before you buy or use it. Any particular risks to bees or other pollinators will be listed there. https://bit.ly/2UIWyjm

If you need to use a pesticide, read the environmental hazards section carefully before you buy or use it. Any particular risks to bees or other pollinators will be listed there. https://bit.ly/2UIWyjm

Before you grab the spray can, are you about to spray something that is beneficial? You can learn more about what insect...
08/04/2021

Before you grab the spray can, are you about to spray something that is beneficial? You can learn more about what insects deserve protection from your County Extension Service https://bit.ly/3wrZ8HR or NPIC's website https://bit.ly/3ADz7sp.

Before you grab the spray can, are you about to spray something that is beneficial? You can learn more about what insects deserve protection from your County Extension Service https://bit.ly/3wrZ8HR or NPIC's website https://bit.ly/3ADz7sp.

Natural enemies are insects and other critters who help us by controlling pests. By encouraging them, we can reduce the ...
08/03/2021

Natural enemies are insects and other critters who help us by controlling pests. By encouraging them, we can reduce the need for pesticides. For more on natural enemies, see
https://bit.ly/2TOZ7Ak. This helps pollinators, too!

Natural enemies are insects and other critters who help us by controlling pests. By encouraging them, we can reduce the need for pesticides. For more on natural enemies, see
https://bit.ly/2TOZ7Ak. This helps pollinators, too!

Proper use of bleach in schools and child care centers can help reduce the spread of infectious diseases. Find out more ...
07/27/2021

Proper use of bleach in schools and child care centers can help reduce the spread of infectious diseases. Find out more about mixing and applying bleach products and how to minimize the risks from pesticides at: http://npic.orst.edu/outreach/bleach-infographic.png

Proper use of bleach in schools and child care centers can help reduce the spread of infectious diseases. Find out more about mixing and applying bleach products and how to minimize the risks from pesticides at: http://npic.orst.edu/outreach/bleach-infographic.png

Do you have concerns about pesticides moving after using them? Will they be washed away by rain or watering the area? Fi...
07/21/2021

Do you have concerns about pesticides moving after using them? Will they be washed away by rain or watering the area? Find out more about where pesticides go by calling us or reading more here: http://npic.orst.edu/envir/efate.html

Do you have concerns about pesticides moving after using them? Will they be washed away by rain or watering the area? Find out more about where pesticides go by calling us or reading more here: http://npic.orst.edu/envir/efate.html

Confused about which insect repellent to use? https://bit.ly/3y8R1ko You can also find info about using insect repellent...
07/16/2021

Confused about which insect repellent to use? https://bit.ly/3y8R1ko You can also find info about using insect repellents, active ingredients, and steps to take to avoid bites. https://bit.ly/2TtSzXJ Check out our fact sheet, too! https://bit.ly/3xb8nwV

Confused about which insect repellent to use? https://bit.ly/3y8R1ko You can also find info about using insect repellents, active ingredients, and steps to take to avoid bites. https://bit.ly/2TtSzXJ Check out our fact sheet, too! https://bit.ly/3xb8nwV

Gophers can make a mess! Before you use poison bait in your garden's soil, read the label first! https://bit.ly/3uRqLJt ...
07/09/2021

Gophers can make a mess! Before you use poison bait in your garden's soil, read the label first! https://bit.ly/3uRqLJt Using a pesticide where it’s not intended can be risky.

Gophers can make a mess! Before you use poison bait in your garden's soil, read the label first! https://bit.ly/3uRqLJt Using a pesticide where it’s not intended can be risky.

Fresh fruits and vegetables not only taste great, they are the backbone of a healthy diet. Washing your produce under ru...
06/30/2021

Fresh fruits and vegetables not only taste great, they are the backbone of a healthy diet. Washing your produce under running water and gently scrubbing it will remove dirt, bacteria, and pesticide residues. https://bit.ly/3ignQYb Even organic produce should be washed. Water all by itself works best! https://bit.ly/2TIvXmd

Fresh fruits and vegetables not only taste great, they are the backbone of a healthy diet. Washing your produce under running water and gently scrubbing it will remove dirt, bacteria, and pesticide residues. https://bit.ly/3ignQYb Even organic produce should be washed. Water all by itself works best! https://bit.ly/2TIvXmd

If you want to keep snakes away from your backyard, you can make it less inviting for them. See https://bit.ly/3vEZX0z f...
06/11/2021

If you want to keep snakes away from your backyard, you can make it less inviting for them. See https://bit.ly/3vEZX0z for tips! Your County Extension Service can help identify the snake and also how to discourage them. https://bit.ly/37eUVwg

If you want to keep snakes away from your backyard, you can make it less inviting for them. See https://bit.ly/3vEZX0z for tips! Your County Extension Service can help identify the snake and also how to discourage them. https://bit.ly/37eUVwg

When herbicide residues pass through livestock's gut and persist in the manure, it is called carryover. That contaminate...
06/03/2021

When herbicide residues pass through livestock's gut and persist in the manure, it is called carryover. That contaminated compost can damage your garden. What do you do about it, and how can you avoid it? We have answers! https://bit.ly/3fh4jDT

When herbicide residues pass through livestock's gut and persist in the manure, it is called carryover. That contaminated compost can damage your garden. What do you do about it, and how can you avoid it? We have answers! https://bit.ly/3fh4jDT

“Hazard” and “Risk” - What's the difference, exactly? Why is it important? We can help! See our new publication https://...
05/21/2021

“Hazard” and “Risk” - What's the difference, exactly? Why is it important? We can help! See our new publication https://bit.ly/2RRbdHG

“Hazard” and “Risk” - What's the difference, exactly? Why is it important? We can help! See our new publication https://bit.ly/2RRbdHG

To increase the chances of corn being “chest high by the fourth of July”, pesticides may be used to protect the plant an...
05/18/2021

To increase the chances of corn being “chest high by the fourth of July”, pesticides may be used to protect the plant and help produce a high yield. What are the risks if you live nearby? Call us for more info or check out: http://npic.orst.edu/faq/nearbyapp.html

To increase the chances of corn being “chest high by the fourth of July”, pesticides may be used to protect the plant and help produce a high yield. What are the risks if you live nearby? Call us for more info or check out: http://npic.orst.edu/faq/nearbyapp.html

The first spring flowers are among the best flowers! If something is beating you to enjoying them, your county extension...
05/14/2021

The first spring flowers are among the best flowers! If something is beating you to enjoying them, your county extension service can help you identify the problem https://bit.ly/37eUVwg. Then you can map out a strategy for prevention and control that won't harm the flowers.

The first spring flowers are among the best flowers! If something is beating you to enjoying them, your county extension service can help you identify the problem https://bit.ly/37eUVwg. Then you can map out a strategy for prevention and control that won't harm the flowers.

If you aren't sure about how a pesticide is supposed to be mixed or applied, the manufacturer is usually the best resour...
05/13/2021

If you aren't sure about how a pesticide is supposed to be mixed or applied, the manufacturer is usually the best resource https://bit.ly/3rG1GQQ. If you are having trouble finding the manufacturer, contact NPIC - we can help with that!

If you aren't sure about how a pesticide is supposed to be mixed or applied, the manufacturer is usually the best resource https://bit.ly/3rG1GQQ. If you are having trouble finding the manufacturer, contact NPIC - we can help with that!

When you think of pollinators you may think of bees and butterflies, but many creatures can help pollinate. Birds, lizar...
05/07/2021

When you think of pollinators you may think of bees and butterflies, but many creatures can help pollinate. Birds, lizards, and bats all have the ability to pollinate different plants.

When you think of pollinators you may think of bees and butterflies, but many creatures can help pollinate. Birds, lizards, and bats all have the ability to pollinate different plants.

Identifying the furry culprit is critical in determining the best course of action to solve the problem. Your county ext...
05/06/2021

Identifying the furry culprit is critical in determining the best course of action to solve the problem. Your county extension service can be a big help! Find your local office https://bit.ly/37eUVwg. Always keep pets and children away from areas where baits have been applied.

Identifying the furry culprit is critical in determining the best course of action to solve the problem. Your county extension service can be a big help! Find your local office https://bit.ly/37eUVwg. Always keep pets and children away from areas where baits have been applied.

The pre-harvest interval is how many days you need to wait between using the pesticide and harvesting your vegetables. I...
04/30/2021

The pre-harvest interval is how many days you need to wait between using the pesticide and harvesting your vegetables. If you aren't sure if the product you used has one, contact the manufacturer https://bit.ly/3rYL8DZ or call NPIC!

The pre-harvest interval is how many days you need to wait between using the pesticide and harvesting your vegetables. If you aren't sure if the product you used has one, contact the manufacturer https://bit.ly/3rYL8DZ or call NPIC!

Reading the label for the pesticide product you have is the best first step to limit risk. The label will have informati...
04/23/2021

Reading the label for the pesticide product you have is the best first step to limit risk. The label will have information about where, how, and how often the product can be used. If you have questions about how to use your product, call the manufacturer. P.S. Read the label.

Reading the label for the pesticide product you have is the best first step to limit risk. The label will have information about where, how, and how often the product can be used. If you have questions about how to use your product, call the manufacturer. P.S. Read the label.

Before applying a pesticide near your well, read the Environmental Hazards section of the label to check for risks to gr...
04/22/2021

Before applying a pesticide near your well, read the Environmental Hazards section of the label to check for risks to groundwater. Call NPIC for assistance! The EPA has tips to protect your water, too https://bit.ly/3cXMkRR.

Before applying a pesticide near your well, read the Environmental Hazards section of the label to check for risks to groundwater. Call NPIC for assistance! The EPA has tips to protect your water, too https://bit.ly/3cXMkRR.

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What are the health affects of pesticides for seniors? I'd like my retirement community to stop using pesticides. Any help will be appreciated. Thanks.
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Wondering if Picaridin is effective at repelling midges? (Apologies if not the place to post this question.)
Where is your post for washing pesticides off of our food? thank you in advance
I am trying to find information ,regarding the toxicity of glysophate. would a level of 23 micrograms per litre of liquid be considered toxic. does it have a cumulative effect in Humans,or is it excreted. I base this enquiry upon an article i read concerning Glysophate in imported drinks. Thank's.
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