Homeowners & Gardeners

Why should homeowners and gardeners be concerned?

Urban environmental can have higher pesticide concentrations than agricultural environments.

Under EPA and state regulations, agricultural pesticide applicators are required to undergo training and certification in order to apply restricted use pesticides. They are trained how to safely apply pesticides in order to protect pollinators.

However, untrained homeowners and gardeners still have access to a variety of general use pesticides, which can be just as toxic to bees and other beneficial insects.

Therefore, understanding how pesticide choices affect pollinators and other beneficial insects is important for homeowners and gardeners.

For more information:

EPA Pest Control and Pesticide Safety for Consumers