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In these factsheets, NCAP provides information on alternatives to using pesticides.
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Pests & Plant Diseases
  • Ants   HTML    PDF
  • Aphids   HTML   PDF
  • Bees & Wasps:
  • Billbugs    HTML
  • Boxelder Bugs  HTML   PDF
  • Carpenter Ants  HTML  PDF
  • Clothes Moths  HTML
  • Codling Moth  HTML
  • Compost Tea  HTML
  • Crane Flies  PDF
  • Cutworms HTML
  • Deer  HTML  PDF
  • Earwigs  HTML
  • Fleas  HTML    PDF
  • Fruit Flies HTML
  • Gophers  HTML
  • House Flies   PDF
  • Houseplants:   aphids, mealybugs, mites, scales, thrips, whiteflies    HTML
  • Indian Meal Moths: Pantry Pest  HTML
  • Lacewings   PDF
  • Ladybugs   PDF
  • Mice   HTML   PDF
  • Moles  HTML   PDF
  • Mosquitoes:
    Mosquito Control Resources:
    Policy, Pesticides, West Nile Virus.
    • Guidelines For Mosquito Control Programs  HTML
    • Idaho's spray program opt-out   HTML
    • Influencing Your Community Mosquito Control Program  HTML
    • Mosquito Control and West Nile Virus  HTML
    • Mosquito Repellents from Plants: citronella, geraniol, eucalyptus, soybean oil  HTML  PDF
    • Personal Protection   HTML
    • Pesticides Used for Mosquito Control Programs   HTML
  • Powdery Mildew  HTML
  • Rats  HTML
  • Root Weevils  HTML   PDF
  • Rose Diseases   HTML   PDF
  • Slugs   HTML   PDF
  • Sowbugs and Pillbugs HTML
  • Spiders  HTML
  • Squash Bugs HTML
  • Termites:
    • Dampwood  PDF
    • Subterranean  HTML
  • Ticks  HTML   PDF
  • Voles  HTML  PDF
  • Yellowjackets HTML   PDF
  • Bindweed  HTML   PDF
  • Blackberries  HTML    PDF
  • English Ivy  HTML
  • Corn Gluten Meal for weed control    HTML   PDF
  • Dandelions  HTML    PDF
  • Flame Weeders for weed control   HTML  PDF
  • Goats for weed control   HTML
  • Knapweed   PDF
  • Leafy Spurge & Yellow Starthistle   PDF
  • Moss in Lawns  HTML  PDF
  • Moss on Roofs  HTML
  • Poison Oak & Poison Ivy   PDF
  • Radiant Heat Weeders  HTML   PDF
  • Roadsides   PDF
  • Shrub Beds & Flower Beds  HTML  PDF
  • Tree Wells  HTML
  • Vinegar in Herbicides HTML

Lawns & Landscaping

  • Lawn Care   HTML   PDF
  • Lawn Restoration   PDF
  • Natural Landscaping   PDF
  • Natural and Organic Lawn Care: Resources   HTML
  • School Landscapes   HTML
  • Site Preparation   PDF


Frog Decline Linked to Atrazine

Insecticides Contaminate Floors

Allergic Asthma Linked to Pesticides in Farm Women

Agent Orange Linked to Prostate Cancer in Vietnam Veterans

Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Linked to Herbicides in Two New Studies

Creosote Found in Old Railroad Ties

Childhood Leukemia & Lymphoma Linked to Pesticides

Children's Exposure to Pesticides: Diet vs. Home Pesticide Use

Oregon Study Finds Pesticides in River and Drinking Water

Western Parks Polluted by Airborne Contaminants


Agriculture including the Farmer Exchange

Airplane Spraying

Basic Information about Pesticides

Children and Pesticides: Exposure and Risks (see also Schools)

Drift (pesticide movement off-site)

Inert Ingredients (secret ingredients in pesticides)

    Are "Inert" Ingredients in Pesticides Really Benign? PDF

    Inert Ingredients: Who's Keeping Secrets? PDF

    Inerts Dislosure Campaign: (more articles)

    Toxic Secrets: Ingredients in Pesticides, 1987-1997 PDF

    Worst Kept Secrets: Toxic Inert Ingredients in Pesticides PDF

IPM: Integrated Pest Management to Help Reduce Pesticides Use

Notification and Posting in Urban Areas

Pesticide-Free Parks

Pesticide Registration: No Guarantee of Safety

Pesticide Use Tracking

Rentals and Condominiums

Salmon: Pesticides in Water Threaten Endangered Salmon

Schools: Restoring Healthy School Landscapes

Schools: Organic School Lunches

Schools: Unthinkable Risk — How Children Are Exposed and Harmed When Pesticides Are Used at School

Schools: Doctors Recommend Pesticides Only as Last Resort in Schools

Ten Reasons Not to Use Pesticides

Ventilation after Indoor Pesticide Treatment

Wetlands Restoration


In these factsheets, NCAP provides information on hazards of pesticides.
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  • Aldicarb, 1992. PDF   [Temik]
  • Atrazine, 2001.  (in two parts)  PDF
    • Atrazine News: Atrazine Feminizes Frogs PDF
    • Atrazine News: Study Links Atrazine with Prostate Cancer PDF
    • Atrazine News: EPA Announces "Aggressive" Atrazine Program PDF
  • B.t.  (Bacillus thuringiensis), 1994.   PDF    [Dipel; Foray; Thuricide; Vectobac]
  • B.t.k.-- Aerial Spraying,   2006.   PDF   [Dipel; Foray]
  • Boric acid & Borates, 2004.   PDF
  • Carbaryl, 2005.  PDF  [Sevin]
  • Chlorothalonil, 1997.   PDF  [Daconil; Bravo]
  • Chlorpyrifos, 1994. (in three parts)  PDF  [Dursban; Lorsban]
    • Chlorpyrifos News: Restrictions on use, June 2000.  PDF
  • Chromated Copper Arsenate, 1991.  PDF  [CCA; Osmose; Wolmanized]
  • Clopyralid, 1998.   PDF   [Reclaim; Stinger; Transline]
    • Clopyralid News: Washington Ends Lawn Care Uses of Clopyralid   PDF
  • Cyfluthrin, 1994.  PDF    [Baythroid; Tempo]
  • Cypermethrin 1996.  PDF   [Ammo, Cymbush, Cynoff, Demon]
  • 2,4-D, 2005.  PDF  [in some Weed and Feed products]
  • DCPA, 1991.  PDF  [Dacthal]
  • DEET, 2005.  PDF
  • Diazinon, 2000. (in two parts)  PDF
    • Diazinon News: Restrictions on Use, Dec 2000. PDF
  • Dicamba, 1994.    PDF   [Banvel]
  • Dichlobenil, 1997.  PDF   [Casoron]
  • 1,3-Dichloropropene, 1992.   PDF   [Telone II]
  • Diuron, 2003.   PDF   [Karmex; Direx]
  • Fipronil, 2005.  PDF   [Frontline; Termidor; Combat; Regent; Maxforce]
  • Glufosinate, 1996.   PDF   [Finale, Rely]
  • Glyphosate, 2004.  PDF    [Rodeo; Roundup;    in Canada: Accord; Vision]
  • Imazapic, 2003.   PDF   [Cadre; Plateau; Plateau DG]
  • Imazapyr, 1996.   PDF   [Arsenal; Assault; Chopper]
  • Imidacloprid, 2001.   PDF   [Admire; Advantage; Merit; Pre-Empt; Premise]
    Caroline Cox is the author of NCAP's 2001 imidacloprid factsheet, published in the Journal of Pesticide Reform 21(1):15-21. This factsheet is mentioned in Eric Zeisstoff's article on bees (Swiss Bees News, Dec 2003.) Zeisstoff liberally, and sometimes incorrectly, paraphrases much of the introductory summary from Cox's factsheet after which he goes on to describe imidacloprid studies from other sources.
  • Malathion, 2003.   PDF
  • Mecoprop (MCPP), 2004.   PDF
  • Metam Sodium, 2006.   PDF
  • Naled, 2002.   PDF   [Dibrom]
  • Nonyl Phenol and Related Chemicals, 1996.   PDF
  • Oryzalin, 2001.   PDF
  • Pentachlorophenol, 1991.   PDF   [PCP; penta]
  • Permethrin, 1998.   PDF   [Nix; Pounce; Ambush]
  • Picloram, 1998.    PDF   [Grazon; Tordon]
  • Piperonyl Butoxide, 2002.    PDF
  • Pyrethrins & Pyrethrum, 2002.    PDF
  • Resmethrin, 2004.   PDF
  • Sethoxydim hazards, 2005.   HTML
  • Sulfometuron Methyl, 2002.  PDF   [Oust]
  • Sulfuryl Fluoride, 1997.  PDF   [Vikane]
  • Sumithrin (d-Phenothrin), 2003.  PDF   [Anvil]
  • Triclopyr, 2000.   PDF   [Garlon 3A, Garlon 4; Pathfinder; Remedy; in Canada: Release]

  • Photographing a Spray Incident
  • Public Speaking
  • Rentals and Condominiums: Steps for Tenants and Condo Owners
  • Roadside Spray Policies
  • Researching Health Effects
  • School Pesticide Use Reduction
  • Toxicology Basics
  • West Nile Virus: Changing Mosquito Control Policies
  • You've Been Sprayed: What can you do?

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