EPA Solicits Proposals for a Cooperative Agreement to Conduct the National Pesticide Information Center (NPIC)

EPA’s Office of Pesticide Programs is soliciting applications for a cooperative agreement to run the National Pesticide Information Center (NPIC), which provides the public with objective, science-based information on pesticide-related subjects. EPA expects to provide up to $1,000,000 annually, depending on the Agency’s budget, for a total of 5 years (2019-2024).

As in the past, the cooperative agreement will carry out the NPIC through a website, toll-free telephone service and outreach. Trained experts will respond to questions on the risks associated with pesticide use, restrictions on pesticide use, who to contact for regulatory enforcement, and how to report information on incidents. It will also collect information on suspected incidents that callers give voluntarily. Continue reading

New video on “Reducing Disinfectants in the Workplace”

The National Pesticide Information Center (NPIC) has released a new video called “Reducing Disinfectants in the Workplace.” The video is about 22 minutes long but can be downloaded for training and even burned onto a DVD. The link for the video is: https://youtu.be/rfkzHv40Pz0 Continue reading

New mosquito resources at NPIC

The National Pesticide Information Center (NPIC) has compiled a list of resources about mosquitoes and protecting yourself against the Zika virus. 

NPIC provides objective, science-based information about pesticides and pesticide-related topics to enable people to make informed decisions about pesticides and their use. NPIC is a cooperative agreement between Oregon State University and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

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New pest management resources available

The National Pesticide Information Center (NPIC) has some new online resources, including information on beneficial insects and organic pest management.

New search mechanism for pesticide product information:

NPIC Pesticide Research Online (NPRO)

Webinar explaining NPRO (30+ minutes)

For help getting started with NPRO, call us at 1-800-858-7378. Continue reading

Webinar on pesticide product search tool

On Thursday June 25th, 2015, at 1:00 pm. EST, the National Pesticide Information Center (NPIC) will host a webinar on their newest pesticide product search tool (NPRO).

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Pesticide Web Apps Now Available from NPIC

The National Pesticide Information Center (NPIC) has developed four mobile Web applications (apps) to help consumers and pesticide applicators quickly find pest control solutions, insect repellents, and other information on pesticides when they are on the go. The apps work within most smart phone and tablet browsers, making it easier for users to get this important information when they aren’t at a computer.

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New App on Pesticides and Local Services

NPIC has a new mobile app! The Pesticides and Local Services (PALS) tool is a national database for pesticide-related services. Save the link on your phone for easy access on the go or use this tool on any computer. See a video preview now.

Select your state and find local contacts for:

  • Pest control
  • Neighborhood pest control
  • Pesticide licensing and enforcement
  • Public health
  • Worker safety
  • Pesticide disposal
  • Pesticide incident reporting
  • Go to the PALS app now or find another app.