NPIC provides objective, science-based information about pesticides and pesticide-related topics to enable people to make informed decisions about pesticides and their use. NPIC is a cooperative agreement between Oregon State University and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

New & Notable

Image of Siganl Word Fact Sheet

See the new look and expanded content of our pesticide fact sheets! Several new fact sheets have been added to our collection, including fact sheets on product signal words, DEET, and Resmethrin. Our specialists are currently working on several more new fact sheets, check back soon!

Image of Bee

Recently there has been concern over declining bee populations and the phenomenon known as Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD). Click here to see the NPIC Hot Topic information about Colony Collapse Disorder.

Image of Washing Produce

During disasters such as floods, earthquakes, and fires pesticides that are normally stored safely can pose unusual risks to responders and the public during and after the disaster. Learn more...

EPA Orders Scotts To Stop Selling Certain Pesticides

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has released more information about the products they ordered the Scotts Company to stop selling in May 2008. For more information, please visit the EPA Region 5 site or call NPIC at the number listed below to speak with a Pesticide Specialist.

NPIC Publications:

NPIC is open from 6:30AM to 4:30PM Pacific time, daily. You can reach us toll-free at 1.800.858.7378 and via e-mail at

color panel image NPIC Home PageNPIC Home PageNPIC Home PageNPIC Home PageNPIC Home PageNPIC Home PageNPIC Home Page NPIC logo image
lower left color panel lower right color panel
About NPIC
Contact Us
NPIC site map
NPIC Home Page
General Pesticide Information
Technical Pesticide Information
Pesticide Regulatory Information
Pesticide Manufacturers
Pest Control Information
Pesticide Emergency Information
Related Links
NPMMP - National Pesticide Medical Monitoring Program