Pest Control Information Large bug looking curiously at a spraying man

Effective pest control requires some knowledge about the pest and its habits. The first step is to identify the pest correctly; the second step is to learn about its lifestyle. Your local University Extension Office can often help you identify your pest. They also publish fact sheets on specific pests in your area.

If you are seeking a low-toxicity method of controlling a specific pest, consider looking at the Directory of Least-Toxic Pest Control Products published by the Bio-Integral Resource Center or the Less-Toxic Product List by Our Water, Our World..

Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is a pest control philosophy that emphasizes the least-toxic approaches,and many of the fact sheets you'll find here, emphasize an "IPM" approach.

You can also search for pesticide products registered in your state. The databases vary by state, but they often allow you to search for a registered product by pest (to be controlled), by active ingredient and/or by product name.

Click on the links below for specific pest control information:

Read NPIC Case Profiles concerning common misperceptions about pesticide use and review our list of Hot Topics for more information on frequently asked questions (i.e. organic food, CCA treated wood, mothballs, etc.).

Please read our disclaimer.

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