NY Department of Environmental Conservation
NY DEC is the agency that regulates pesticides within NY State. They maintain various resources on usage of pesticides, as well as compliance with various pesticide laws.
See the Michigan Department of Agriculture's compilation of Pesticide Information for tips for how to use household pesticides.
Safety Source for Pest Management
National Coalition Against the Misuse of Pesticides (NCAMP) offers information through it Beyond Pesticides website, which provides information on alternative pest management strategies that reduce or eliminate toxic chemicals. Including on the website is Safety Source for Pest Management, a database of garden and pest management service providers.
Sources for Organic Fertilizers & Amendments
National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) advocates for sustainable technologies and community-based approaches that protect natural resources. See their database of Sources for Organic Fertilizers & Amendments.
National Information System for the Regional Integrated Pest Management Centers
The National Science Foundation (NSF) and the United Stated Department of Agriculture (USDA) have created the National Information System for the Regional Integrated Pest Management Centers, which contains science-based, unbiased pest management information.
Rodent Complaint Form
To report a rodent problem, call 311 or use the Rodent Complaint Form on the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene's website.
New York Coalition for Alternatives to Pesticides (NYCAP)
NYCAP operates a comprehensive Information Clearinghouse, which contains information on safe, effective means for controlling many types of pests without the use of dangerous chemical pesticides, as well as a list of pest control companies in NY state.
Home & Garden Pesticides
The New York State Office of the Attorney General's Environmental Protection Bureau offers comprehensive information on Home & Garden Pesticides, with questions and answers on safety and alternatives.
National Pesticide Information Center (NPIC)
Oregon State University operates the National Pesticide Information Center (NPIC). NPIC is a toll-free telephone service (1-800-858-7378) that provides objective, science-based information about a wide variety of pesticide-related subjects to any caller in the United States, Puerto Rico, or the Virgin Islands. The website contains fact sheets designed to answer common questions about pesticides and pesticide-related topics.
See Organic Gardening's website for news, events, and products related to organic gardening.
The Phaseout of Methyl Bromide
The United States Environmental Protection Agency provides information on The Phaseout of Methyl Bromide and describes pest control substitutes and alternatives.
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