Texas AgriLife Extension Service
Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas

May, 2009

National Pesticide Information Center:
Help With Pesticide Questions Seven Days a Week

National Pesticide Information Center

It's now possible for people to receive answers quickly by telephone, to commonly asked questions about pesticides, emergency information for use in potential poisoning episodes, or assistance with such problems as pesticide clean-up and disposal, laboratory analyses or pesticide incident investigation seven days a week, from 6:30 am to 4:30 pm Pacific Time.

The NPIC is a joint cooperative effort between the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the Oregon State University.

The toll-free number to the National Pesticide Information Center is: 1-800-858-7378.

Their "user-friendly" scientists will help callers to:

  • understand the technical/chemical information on the labels

  • assess toxicity and risks

  • explore possible alternatives

  • learn about safe-use practices

  • identify the signs of pesticide poisoning

  • obtain general information on pesticide regulations.
  • Or, visit their website at https://npic.orst.edu for more information on a number of topics, as well as frequently asked questions such as: - "how long should you keep pets off a treated lawn"? Topics include such things as information on how to apply DEET, the various strengths of DEET, and some of the physical symptoms that arise from overexposure to DEET, is one of a number of topics very useful to gardeners.

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