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
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!
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.
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...
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.
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