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Pesticide Topic Fact Sheets

Topic fact sheets are designed to answer questions that are commonly asked by the general public about pesticides and pesticide related topics. These documents are intended to be helpful to consumers making decisions about pesticide use. For more information about scientific sources in fact sheets, see our page "How does NPIC write fact sheets?"


Bed Bugs and DDT

Binding Affinity

Cleaning Up After Indoor Pesticide Misuse



Hazard vs. Risk

Inert or "Other" Ingredients

Insect Repellents

Is it safe?

Older Adults

Pesticide Formulations

Pesticides in Drinking Water

Pesticides in Indoor Air of Homes

Pets and Pesticide Use

Pesticides: An Introduction for Poison Control Centers

Pesticides: Minimizing Exposure

Pesticides: What's my Risk?


Signal Words

Treated Wood

Vapor Pressure

Writing NPIC Fact Sheets

Veterinary Pesticide Incident Reporting Portal

If you have questions about this, or any pesticide-related topic, please call NPIC at 800-858-7378 (8:00am - 12:00pm PST), or email us at npic@ace.orst.edu.

Last updated January 25, 2021

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