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Acephate Pro PCO (a.i. : Acephate 96%) - An insecticide concentrate in water soluble powder form. Same as Orthene PCO , the most requested product among our customers who own or operate restaurants. This product is a favorite of professionals because it is labeled for use in restaurants (and other commercial food areas) and for its powerful action against German Roach populations that are resistant to synthetic pyrethroid insecticides. It also is popular for its ability to stick to stainless steel (where other pesticides often fail) in commercial kitchens. Kills roaches, ants, wasps and other household insects. Should not be used on carpet or upholstery. Acephate Pro, Orthene PCO
Baygon 70 WP - (a.i. Baygon 70.0%) Baygon WP is no longer available; use Demon WP, Cynoff WP (Cypermethrin products) or Suspend SC, instead. This Carbamate class of insecticide is a favorite with our customers for eliminating centipede and millipede populations around their homes. Baygon WP gives excellent control of such insects as ants, cockroaches, clover mites, crickets, earwigs, outdoor fleas, flies (exterior structural surfaces), millipedes, mosquitoes (exterior structural surfaces), scorpions, silverfish, sow bugs, spiders, ticks, water bugs, punkies and sand flies. It provides good flushing action and rapid knockdown of cockroaches. The wettable powder formulation gives a long residual control of these insects. Packaged in 1 LB container and makes 16 gallons of solution.
Professional Pyrethrin Aerosol (a.i. Pyrethrins... .5%,
Piperonyl Butoxide, technical...4.0 %) - An aerosol insecticide that gives quick
knock-down on listed pests, used primarily as a crack and crevice tool. When applied
as a space spray, it will kill Flies, Mosquitoes, Moths, Wasps, Gnats. A favorite of
pest control operators for use as a crack and crevice application to flush or kill many
flying or crawling pests such as Ants, Crickets, Spiders, Silverfish, Carpet Beetles,
Weevils, Mites, Bedbugs and other unwanted pests.
CB-Air Devil (a.i. Cypermethrin 1.0%) Low odor aerosol that provides rapid control of
residential and industrial pests. The quick knockdown of Cypermethrin kills the
following pests: Cockroaches, Waterbugs, Spiders, Earwigs, Crickets, Sow bugs,
Millipedes, Centipedes, Booklice, Silverfish, Ants, Grain Weevils (and numerous pantry
pests), Boxelder Bugs, Elm Leaf Beetles, clover Mites, Carpenter Ants and Termites.
Can be used in Restaurants, Schools, Utilities, Homes, Transportation Equipment, Meat
Packing and Food Handling Establishments.
CB-Air Devil Cypermethrin Aerosol
CB-Invader (a.i. Baygon 1.0%) Crack and crevice aerosol labeled for use in
Restaurants, Schools, Utilities, Homes, Transportation Equipment, Meat Packing and Food
Handling Establishments. Kills: Cockroaches, Waterbugs, Spiders, Earwigs, Crickets, Sow bugs,
Millipedes, Centipedes, Booklice, Silverfish, Ants, Grain Weevils (and numerous pantry
pests), Boxelder Bugs, Elm Leaf Beetles, clover Mites, Carpenter Ants and Termites.
CB-Invader Baygon Aerosol
Cynoff EC (a.i.
Cypermethrin 24.8%): Odorless liquid insecticide concentrate which
leaves no visible residue. One of our favorites for eliminating roaches, ants and
other household pests, with synthetic pyrethroid technology. The best product on the
market for drenching fire ant mounds! Use 1/2 or 1 ounce per gallon.
Similar to Demon EC.
(a.i. Cypermethrin 40.00%): Odorless wettable
powder concentrate which gives an average 90 day residual. A one pound jar will make
up to 48 gallons of insecticide spray. The Number One Choice of pest control
operators, apartment managers and others for quarterly and yearly pest control
applications. Controls same pests as Cynoff
EC. Go to Cypermethrin information
page for more details.
Cynoff Wettable Powder
DeltaGard G (a.i. Deltamethrin): Granular insecticide which utilizes a unique, water soluble
carrier. Its irregularly shaped granules dissolve completely (leaving no particles that
might be picked up by birds and other non-target species!), delivering the maximum dose of
DeltaGard to the target insects. Packaged in convenient 20 lb. bags which, at the
treatment rate of just 2 lb. per thousand square feet, will treat over10,000 square feet.
This is considerably less than traditional granules, and means you carry a lot less bulk
while still getting the job done properly. Normal residual is up to 4 weeks, depending on
environmental conditions and targeted pests.
Demon EC (a.i.: Cypermethrin 25.3%): Low odor
liquid concentrate which leaves no visible residue. Gives quick "Knock-Down" for
German roaches and is the product of choice for drenching fire ant mounds. Use 1/2 to 1
ounce per gallon. Packaged in a 16 ounce, easy measure container that will make up
to 32 gallons of solution. Similar to Cynoff EC.
Kills most household pests.
Demon WP (a.i. Cypermethrin 40%): A crack
and crevice and/or spot treatment for residual and contact control of ants, carpenter
ants, cockroaches, crickets, spiders and certain other insects. This odorless
wettable powder is the most popular insecticide concentrate used in general household pest
control. Available in pre-measured water soluble packets and 1 LB bulk jars.
Similar to Cynoff WP.
Demon WP, packs Demon WP 1 Lb. Jar
Ficam D (a.i. - Bendiocarb 1%): Ficam D is no longer available; use Delta Dust or Drione Dust instead. Professional insecticide dust that is applied to cracks, crevices and voids where insects might hide or enter buildings. Kills ants, carpenter ants, crickets, roaches, spiders, scorpions, silverfish, firebrats, ticks, fleas, wasps, bees, sow bugs, pill bugs, earwigs, millipedes, ground beetles, centipedes and fire ants. Also used in control and elimination of pantry pests such as Grain Beetles (Rusty, Merchant and Sawtoothed), Flour Beetles (Red and Confused), Drugstore Beetles, Rice Weevils, Lesser Grain Borers, Spider Beetles and Tobacco Moths. We have found this dust to be one of the most effective on the market for controlling spiders, scorpions and other household pests.
Ficam Plus (a.i. Bendiocarb 29.45%, pyrethrins 3.06%, Piperonyl Butoxide 7.66%): Ficam Plus is no longer available; use Demon WP, Suspend SC or Talstar Concentrate insecticide instead. Same basic product as FicamW, featuring the addition of pyrethrins and Piperonyl Butoxide for a quick knock-down. Tip: For German Roach populations that are immune or resistant to pesticides, combine Ficam Plus with Acephate for roach elimination.
(a.i. Nylar) Same as Archer:
Indoor and outdoor IGR which
inhibits the life cycle of fleas and roaches. Can be used alone (for long term
prevention of a flea or roach infestation) or in conjunction with a pesticide.
One ounce of Flea Fix will treat up to 1500 sq. ft.. when treating for fleas. For control of severe roach populations, two ounces Flea Fix is suggested per gallon of water. Tip: Field studies have shown that using Flea Fix increases the appetite of roaches - thus driving them to "pig-out" on superior roach baits such as Maxforce Gel. Use Flea Fix three times each year to prevent flea and roach infestations.
(a.i. - Sulfur amid): Indoor ant bait stations. This product
is effective against Pharaoh Ants, Fire
Ants, Argentine Ants, Cornfield Ants and a variety of household ants. Is also used to help monitor and reduce White Footed Ant
populations. FluorGuard can be used in homes, restaurants (and other food handling
and serving areas), hospitals or anywhere ants are a problem. Use 3 to 4 stations
per room where ants are present; for heavy infestations, 6 to 8 stations may be necessary.
Tip: combine with Gourmet
Ant Bait for speedy results.
FluorGuard Ant Bait
Granules (a.i. - Hydramethylnon): Ant bait
in small pelletized granular form. Primarily used to eliminate ants but also labeled
for roaches and crickets. Maxforce is used to control a variety of ants including
the following species: Acrobat, Argentine, Big Headed, Carpenter, Cornfield, Field, Fire
ant, Ghost, Harvester, Odorous House Ant, Pharaoh and Thief. Use 1 ounce per 1800
square feet. Tip: Broadcast your Maxforce ant bait in areas where ants forage for
food (lawns, flower beds, etc.) instead of dumping on mounds. "Mound
dumping" usually causes the ants to discontinue feeding while moving away from your
Maxforce Granular Insect, Ant Bait
Maxforce FG Granular
Bait: Same as regular Maxforce bait, only smaller in granular size. Ideal
for dealing with ghost ants or using with a Crusader Duster for
cracks and crevices indoors.
Maxforce FG Granular Bait
Ant Bait Stations (a.i. - Fipronil .01%) : Maxforce FC ant bait stations contain
a patented bait formulation which kills Pharaoh ants and
other common household ants such as: Argentine Ants,
Carpenter Ants, Crazy Ants,
Pavement Ants, Cornfield Ants, Odorous House Ants,
Acrobat Ants and Thief Ants. Is also used to help
monitor and reduce White
Footed Ant populations.
Maxforce FC Ant Bait Stations
Maxforce Gel (a.i. Fipronil): This is
the finest roach bait on the market, is used in homes and businesses, and is labeled for
restaurants and commercial food handling areas. Maxforce Gel will kill German Roaches, Brown Banded Roaches, Smoky Brown Roaches, Oriental
Roaches and American Roaches.
Maxforce Gel Roach Bait
Grain Moth Trap
- This trap uses the technology of powerful and
natural sex attractants. The moth trap attracts
and captures adult flour moths (Indian meal moth, Mediterranean flour moth, almond moth
and raisin moth) by using the same chemical pheromone that female moths use to attract
male moths for mating!
Grain Moth, Flour Moth Trap
(a.i. Orthoboric acid 5.0 %): Weather resistant bait for the control of ants,
cockroaches, crickets, mole crickets, and silverfish for both interior and exterior use,
for use in and around Homes, Apartments, Garages, Public and Private Institutions,
Schools, Hotels, Hospitals, Warehouses, Supermarkets, Restaurants, and Food Processing
Permethrin For Termite Treatment: Permethrin is available in different sizes and concentrations. In general,
the weaker the formulation, the less time it will remain active in the soil. Be sure to
treat the entire home for best results unless you are sure there is only a small area
which needs to be treated.
Consumer Grade Permethrin: (least concentrated and has odor during application) Quart is $34.59 (plus S&H,); mixes with 6 gallons of water, will last 1-2 years, treats 15 linear feet.
Professional Grade Permethrin: (low to no odor during or after application) [Permethrin Pro, Tengard, Dragnet] Available in 1 quart size and 5 quart size. If you mix 1 quart with 10 gallons of water, it will treat 25 linear feet and last about 5 years. If you mix 1 quart with 20 gallons of water it will treat 50 linear feet and last 2-3 years. 5 quart containers: mix with 50 gallons of water, treats 125 linear feet, lasts about 5 years. If mixed with 100 gallons of water, Professional Permethrin will treat 250 linear feet and the treatment will last 2-3 years.
(a.i. Permethrin 36.8%):
[Same a.i. as Dragnet] This odorless insecticide is a favorite with professionals and
homeowners for general purpose pest control as well as termite control. When used as
directed, Permethrin is a very safe product; labeled for use indoors on carpets, outdoors
on turf and ornamentals; one of the best termiticides available. The high
concentration means very little product is used per application. For fleas, roaches,
ticks, ants and other indoor pests, only 1 to 1.6 ounces of Permethrin is needed per
gallon. Do not treat animals with this product; if you wish to treat dogs, horses or
other livestock with Permethrin, you must use Permethrin-10
concentrate. When treating outdoors for fleas, ticks, ants, molecrickets,
chinch bugs and other insects, 1 ounce of Permethrin will cover 1000 square feet of
lawn. Works great in combination with IGRs such as Flea Fix. Most
homeowners need the quart size, unless they are treating their home for termites.
A one quart container of Permethrin Pro is only $49.50 plus freight.
Precor (a.i. Methoprene 1.0 %): Odorless IGR concentrate which keeps immature fleas from
growing into reproducing adults - thus breaking their life cycle. Used alone,
will prevent indoor flea infestations for three months or more. Precor also provides
excellent control of cigarette beetle populations.
Precor is available in aerosol, Control Pack and Precor Pint.
(a.i. Methoprene .09 %, Permethrin .50 %): Extremely low odor aerosol used
to control fleas in homes, kennels, garages or where pets frequent.
Contains an IGR and an insecticide for eliminating and controlling fleas. Precor
2000 has the droplet size preferred by professionals for spraying hardwood floors, tile,
concrete and other non-carpeted surfaces. A favorite with pet grooming parlors and
pet boarding kennels.
Precor 2000 Flea Spray
Suspend SC (a.i. Deltamethrin 4.75 %): Odorless synthetic pyrethroid which lasts two times longer than ordinary liquid concentrates while leaving no visible residue. For information, go to Suspend SC information page.
Talstar (a.i. Bifenthrin) Talstar is a synthetic pyrethroid that is available in both
granular and liquid concentrate forms. When used as directed by the label, it is very safe
towards non-target animals, birds, reptiles, mammals. Talstar lasts much longer than
organophosphate pesticides such as Dursban, Diazinon, Malathion, Acephate. We have had
many reported cases of Talstar controlling molecrickets for up to two months,
chinch bugs, ants, fire
ants for three months! Only 1 or 2 applications are needed each year for mole crickets. No special site
preparation is needed when treating for mole crickets with Talstar. Talstar is very
effective in controlling ants, fleas, chinch bugs and other turf and
ornamental pests. For more information about molecrickets, go to our Molecrickets Article.
Talstar Granule information
Talstar Concentrate information
Tempo SC Ultra
11.8%): This liquid concentrate formulation has the same basic label as
Tempo WP. The advantage of using Tempo SC is no visible residue. This handy 240
mil. bottle is easily stored, has a handy measuring bottle and yields thirty gallons of
low odor spray. A favorite among homeowners and restaurant managers.
Temp SC Ultra Concentrate
Tempo WP (a.i. Cyfluthrin
wettable powder concentrate is used by restaurants and pest control companies for broad
spectrum control spray of crawling, flying and wood-infesting insect pests for indoor and
outdoor surfaces. Is also used to eliminate insect pests of trees, landscape
ornamentals and residential and commercial lawns. Tempo is also labeled for spraying
in restaurants and commercial food handling areas.
Tempo WP Concentrate
Antimicrobial Pesticide Products - Antimicrobials are used to destroy organisms such as bacteria or fungi on inanimate objects. Antimicrobials can be found in products such as disinfectants and antiseptics. This page provides a description of the usage and types of Antimicrobial products. It also discusses EPA's regulation of antimicrobials.
of the "Treated Articles Exemption" to Antimicrobial Pesticides
- Pesticide Registration Notice 2000-1 concerns EPA's policy with respect
to the applicability of the "treated articles exemption." The Notice discusses
EPA's past and present on how treated articles and substances qualify
for the exemption. It also discusses the distinction between public health
and non-public health antimicrobial claims. This Questions & Answers document
addresses what may be among the most commonly asked questions on this
Assessing Health Risks from Pesticides - EPA scientists and analysts carefully review test data to determine whether to register (license) a pesticide product or a use and whether specific restrictions are necessary. This fact sheet is a brief overview of EPAÂ’s process for assessing potential risks to human health when evaluating pesticide products.
Atrazine Interim Regulatory Decision Q&A's - EPA has completed its interim reregistration eligibility decision for the pesticide atrazine. This Q&A document describes the basis for the decision on atrazine and how it will be implemented.
Antimicrobial Products to Disinfect Poultry and Other Facilities Against Avian (Bird) Flu - This Web page provides information about disinfectants that are available to help prevent the spread of avian (bird) flu in the United States.
Azinphos-Methyl Risk Management Decision - EPA has accepted voluntary measures to reduce risks posed by azinphos-methyl to children, to agricultural workers, and to the environment.
Biopesticide Fact Sheets - Biopesticides are derived from natural sources, such as plants and animals. These fact sheets are ordered alphabetically by active ingredient.
Chlorfenapyr Review - After completing its review of the pesticide chlorfenapyr (Pirate) for use on cotton, EPA made the determination that chlorfenapyr did not meet the requirements for registration, and in response, American Cyanamid withdrew their Section 3 registration application. This Web site includes the human health and environmental risk assessments and the denial of registration decision memorandum.
Chromated Copper Arsenate (CCA) and Its Use as a Wood Preservative - CCA, also known as Wolmanized wood, is used on decks, fences and playground equipment to prevent wood decay. This Web site provides the current regulatory status, as well as technical and general information regarding the handling, use, and potential hazards associated with CCA-treated wood.
- Evaluating the Wood Preservative Chromated Copper Arsenate (CCA) - Describes EPA's comprehensive reassessment of the science and uses of CCA, along with some key issues under consideration.
- Consumer Safety Information Sheet: Inorganic Arsenical Pressure-Treated Wood - Provides information on the safer use and handling of CCA-treated wood.
Citizens Guide to Pest Control and Pesticide Safety (PDF) - This publication teaches consumers how to control pests in and around the home, alternatives to chemical pesticides, how to choose pesticides, and how to use, store, and dispose of them safely. It also discusses how to reduce exposure when others use pesticides, how to prevent pesticide poisoning and how to handle an emergency, how to choose a pest control company, and what to do if someone is poisoned by a pesticide. (54 pp, 2.4 MB, about PDF)
Consumer Labeling Initiative (CLI) - CLI is a voluntary, cooperative effort designed to present clear, consistent, and useful environmental, safe use, and health information on household consumer product labels. Government and industry groups are working together to make it easier for consumers to find, read, and understand label information, thus enabling consumers to compare products and safely use the ones they select.
Consumer Products Treated with Pesticides - Many products, ranging from toothbrushes to children's toys, are treated with antimicrobial pesticides to get rid of bacteria. Before making public health pesticidal claims, such products must be approved and registered by EPA, or must be exempt from registration. There are products that have not been authorized to make health claims, which can mislead the consumer into thinking that the product is antibacterial.
Copper-Containing Alloy Products - On February 29, 2008, EPA registered five copper-containing alloy products. This Web page explains the conditions of the registration and provides information on the pesticidal claims.
Counterfeit Pesticide Products for Dogs and Cats - EPA has ordered pesticide distributors and retailers in a number of states to stop selling counterfeit pet pesticide products which falsely contain EPA Registration numbers and labeling for the "Advantage" and "Frontline" lines of pesticides. This fact sheet includes detailed information, including photos of legitimate products.
and its Use as a Wood Preservative - Creosote is a wood preservative
used for commercial purposes only; it has no registered residential uses.
Creosote is obtained from high temperature distillation of coal tar. It
is used as a fungicide, insecticide, miticide, and sporicide to protect
wood, primarily utility poles and railroad ties. EPA is currently reassessing
creosote as part of its ongoing reregistration program.
DDT – A Brief History and Status – This page summarizes EPA's activities regarding the pesticide DDT.
Diazinon - Phase Out of all Residential Uses of the Insecticide as of December 31, 2004.
EPA and FDA Streamline Food Packaging Regulation - Because of the practice of using pesticides within food packaging, the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) responsibility of regulating food packaging would have overlapped with EPA's responsibility to regulate all pesticide products. However, a provision of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), as well as action that EPA has taken, eliminates the overlap between the two agencies.
EPA and Food Security - This page discusses EPA's primary contributions to food safety and responsibility within the United States and also contributions throughout the world. Some ways in which EPA ensures food security are through regulating the use of pesticides and setting pesticide residue tolerances.
EPA Policy for Managing Risk to Workers from Organophosphate Pesticides (OPs) - Pesticide Registration (PR) Notice (2000-9) announced EPA's approach for managing risks to workers who may be exposed to organophosphate (OP) pesticides.
Healthy Lawn, Healthy Environment (PDF): Caring for Your Lawn in an Environmentally Friendly Way - This small EPA brochure gives tips on working with nature to grow a lawn that is healthy while minimizing the use of pesticides. It also gives tips on the safe use of pesticides, when necessary, on choosing a lawn care service, and where to find more information on this subject. (19 pp, 5.4 MB, in about PDF)
Insect Repellent DEET - DEET is an ingredient used in many insect repellents. This page discusses EPA's actions concerning DEET, as well as tips on how to use DEET products safely.
Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Principles - IPM is an effective and environmentally sensitive approach to pest management that relies on a combination of common-sense practices. IPM programs use current, comprehensive information on the life cycles of pests and their interaction with the environment. This fact sheet discusses the use of IPM in an agricultural setting.
Iodomethane (Methyl Iodide) Time-Limited Registration - The Agency has approved for one year the registration of the soil fumigant iodomethane (methyl iodide) under highly restrictive provisions governing its use.
Ion Generating Equipment Clarification - EPA issued a Federal notice which clarifies the Agency's position on the classification of machines that generate ions of silver (such as silver ion generating washing machines) or other substances for express pesticidal purposes.
Joint Statement on Mosquito Control in the United States from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) - The EPA and the CDC are working closely with each other and with other federal, state, and local agencies to protect the public from mosquito-borne diseases such as the West Nile virus.
Label Instructions Tightened on Flea & Tick Control Products for Pets - Due to safety concerns stemming from use of two flea and tick control products for cats and kittens, Hartz Mountain Corporation has agreed to enact measures to reduce potential risks to pets from using these products.
Laws Affecting EPA's Pesticide Programs - EPA gains the authority to regulate the sale and usage of pesticides from two main laws: the Federal Insecticide, Rodenticide, and Fungicide Act (FIFRA) and the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA). These two laws, as well as other statutes that affect the Agency's pesticide programs, are described.
Methyl Parathion and EPA's Actions - There have been incidents involving use of the highly toxic pesticide methyl parathion to get rid of insects in homes. Because of this illegal and hazardous use, EPA has taken steps to make methyl parathion more difficult obtain.
Methyl Parathion Risk Management Decision - EPA has accepted voluntary cancellation of methyl parathion's use on the crops, such as apples, which are eaten most by children. Because methyl parathion poses unacceptable risks to children, this step will help to reduce the pesticide risks to children through food.
Mosquito Control - Links to documents providing some basic information on mosquito control, safety precautions, and insecticides used for mosquito control programs.
- Larvicides for Mosquito Control - Includes information on methoprene, temephos, monomolecular films, oils and microbial larvicides.
- Methods of Mosquito Control - What you can do to help control mosquitos around your home.
- Malathion for Mosquito Control - Malathion is applied as an ultra-low volume (ULV) spray to kill adult mosquitos
- Naled for Mosquito Control - Naled is applied as an ultra-low volume (ULV) spray to kill adult mosquitos.
- Synthetic Pyrethroids For Mosquito Control - Synthetic pyrethroids are applied as an ultra-low volume spray to kill adult mosquitos.
NAFTA Guidance on Data Requirements for Pesticide Import Tolerances - Questions and answers on proposed detailed guidance on data requirements that meet NAFTA standards for establishing pesticide import tolerances in Canada, Mexico, and the U.S. consistent with the goals of NAFTA.
National Pesticide Information Center (NPIC) - NPIC is a toll-free telephone service that provides a variety of impartial information about pesticides to anyone in the contiguous United States, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.
New Data Will Help Ensure Protection of Children - In an effort to further increase protections for infants and children, EPA is requiring registrants of pesticides thought to have neurotoxic effects to conduct acute, subchronic, and developmental neurotoxicity studies and submit the results to EPA.
Outdoor residential misting systems (including mosquito misting systems) - This web page will help consumers decide if residential pesticide misting systems are appropriate for their home and understand safety precautions about using them.
Pentachlorophenol (PCP) - Currently, EPA is reassessing pentachlorophenol (PCP) as part of its ongoing reregistration program for older pesticides. Federal law directs EPA to periodically re-evaluate older pesticides to ensure that they continue to meet current safety standards.
Pest Control Devices - This page compares pesticide products and devices and describes some key statutory and regulatory requirements relating to devices.
Pesticide Product Recalls - EPA continually works to reduce the risks to human heath and the environment by requiring pesticide registrants to report any potential problems with EPA registered pesticide products. EPA works with registrants to recall products whenever products are deemed faulty or substandard or could potentially cause injury to consumers or harm to the environment. Registrants often voluntarily recall products and reformulate or repair potential hazards.
Pesticide Registration Program - A fact sheet about EPA's pesticide registration program.
Pesticide Reregistration Facts - A fact sheet about EPA's pesticide reregistration program.
Pesticide Safety Tips - This page provides a list of important tips for the safe handling of household pesticide products.
Preventing Pedicure Foot Spa Infections - Information available to the pedicure foot spa customer, owner, operator, and worker regarding health and safety precautions, to include proper maintenance, disinfecting and cleaning procedures of the equipment.
Protecting Children from Pesticides - This fact sheet describes the vulnerability of children to pesticides and some of the actions EPA has taken to protect children.
Protecting the Public from Pesticide Residues in Food - This page discusses EPA's process for protecting the public from health risks caused by eating foods that have been treated with pesticides.
Read the Label First
is an interactive guide that explains the statements found on a pesticide
product label. The explanations of these statements should provide consumers
with a better understanding of the label contents.
Read the Label First: Protect Your Pets - Always read the label first before you buy, store, and use household cleaners or pesticide products around or near your pets.
Reregistration Fact Sheets - Fact sheets on chemicals undergoing reevaluation against modern scientific and regulatory standard
Retailers and Counterfeit Pet Products (PDF) (4 pp, 360.8 KB, about PDF) - EPA has ordered pesticide distributors and retailers in a number of states to stop selling counterfeit pet pesticide products which falsely contain EPA Registration numbers and labeling for the "Advantage" and "Frontline" lines of pesticides. This fact sheet includes detailed information for retailers, including photos of legitimate products.
Safety Precautions for Total Release Foggers - Total release foggers, also known as "bug bombs," are pesticide products containing aerosol propellants that release their contents at once to fumigate an area. These products are often used around the home to kill cockroaches, fleas, and other pests.
Setting Tolerances for Pesticide Residues in Foods - To ensure the safety of the food supply, EPA regulates the amount of each pesticide that may remain in and on foods. This fact sheet briefly describes how EPA sets limits, called tolerances, for pesticide residues in food.
Spray Drift of Pesticides - The drift of spray from pesticide applications can expose people, wildlife and the environment to pesticide residues that can cause health and environmental effects and property damage. This fact sheet provides EPA's position on spray drift issues and a summary of responsibilities and activities of EPA and others.Taking Care of your Pet During Flea and Tick Season - Taking care of your pets responsibly includes protecting them from fleas and ticks. Before purchasing and applying pesticide products to pets to control fleas and ticks, there is important information you should know.
Ten Tips to Protect Children from Pesticide and Lead Poisonings (Also available in Spanish) - This publication provides resources and safety tips to prevent pesticide and lead poisoning.
Termiticide Data and Labeling Requirements - New standards for the registration and use of termite control products applied to soil were issued on October 1, 1996.
Using Insect Repellents Safely - This resource suggests ways of choosing insect repellents, safely applying the repellent, reading the label for pesticide safety information, and avoiding ticks and Lyme disease.