Resources for Additional Reading

Some content of the Homeowner module was adapted from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s “Citizen’s Guide to Pest Control and Pesticide Safety”. Revised 2005.  Additional pesticides and pest control information is provided by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

County Cooperative Extension Service offices often have a range of resources on lawn care and landscape maintenance, including plant selection, pest control, and soil testing.

Pesticide Fact Sheets from the National Pesticide Information Center contains information on Pest Control, Emergencies involving pesticides, Manufacturers and other issues with pesticides.

PROTECTING WATER QUALITY When Using Pesticides

Water Quality Protection Measures for Homeowners PowerPoint presentation from the Western Integrated Pest Management Center. Authors: Darren Haver, Univ. of CA; Carrie Foss, WA State Univ.; Sue Donaldson, Univ. of NV; January 2013.

Groundwater Quality and the Use of Lawn and Garden Chemicals by Homeowners. Virginia Cooperative Extension fact sheet.

Household Water Quality Publications. University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Service.

Drinking Water Contaminants. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency web site.

SELECTING and USING PESTICIDES SAFELY

HomePEST

A series of fact sheets for proper use of pesticides (from the Univeristy of Wisonsin)

  1. What is a Pesticide?
  2. Pesticide Information Sources
  3. Home pest management plans
  4. Storage and Disposal
  5. Reading Pesticide Labels
  6. Mixing Pesticides
  7. Applying Pesticides
  8. Hand Sprayer Calibration
  9. Spreader Calibration
  10. Personal Protective Equipment
  11. Choosing a Pesticide
  12. Hiring it Done

 

Safe and Effective Use of Pest Controls for Home Grounds and Animals.  Michael Weaver and Patricia Hipkins. Virginia Cooperative Extension.

Fact sheets on various pesticide-related topics.  Penn State Extension.

Be Aware of Illegal Pesticide Products. EPA. Information about illegal pesticide products, certain common illegal pest products and what you should do.

IPM RESOURCES

PROTECTING WILDLIFE FROM PESTICIDES

BIOLOGICAL CONTROL:

Compiled by Wayne Buhler, PhD.

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