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Finding a Pest Management Company That Doesn't Poison You, Your Family, and the Environment: Use Safety Source

Q: How do I find a pest management service provider who will use practices that will protect, and not poison, me and my family?

A: Check out Beyond Pesticides' Safety Source for Pest Management. The database is a constantly growing source of pest management service providers across the country who are utilizing practices that are sensitive to public health and environmental concerns, at least with some of their services.

Ask the right questions. Though cost is an important issue when buying pest management services, the potential harm of products used is another critical issue to know about. View our Facebook post.


Action of the Week is intended to provide you, our supporters and network, with one concrete action that you can take each week to have your voice heard on governmental actions that are harmful to the environment and public and worker health, increase overall pesticide use, or undermine the advancement of organic, sustainable, and regenerative practices and policies. This week:

Tell EPA that neonics pose unacceptable ecological threats!

In spite of findings that neonicotinoid (neonic) insecticides pose both acute and chronic risks to pollinators, aquatic life, and birds, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is seeking comment that could support their continued use. Comments are due by February 20, 2018.

Tell EPA that neonics pose unacceptable risks to pollinators, aquatic life, and birds!  And tell your Congressional delegation what you think.

Last month, EPA released preliminary ecological (non-pollinator) assessments for the neonicotinoids clothianidin, thiamethoxam, dinotefuran, and the terrestrial ecological assessment for imidacloprid, finding that these pesticides pose both acute and chronic risks to aquatic life and birds. Treated seeds are identified as posing the highest dietary risks to birds, confirming previous research that neonics are highly hazardous not only to bees, but also, to birds, aquatic life, and other non-target organisms. However, EPA’s assessments also cover spray treatments.

Thank you for taking action!

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Beyond Pesticides would like to thank the following companies for sponsoring the National Pesticide Forum scholarship fund, making it possible for people around the country to attend this important meeting.

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