Have You Learned?
can do three things to prevent roaches in your home.
Pesticides are chemicals used
to prevent or kill pests like roaches or weeds. Because these chemicals
can be harmful, the United States Environmental Protection Agency,
or EPA, is in charge of controlling how these chemicals are used
in this country so that plants, animals, and people are protected.
If your parents or a pest control operator uses pesticides in your
home, BE CAREFUL!!!
DON'T TOUCH PESTICIDES
OR PESTICIDE CONTAINERS.
If you and your
parents want to know more about pesticides, try these EPA resources
on the web:
If you have
a question concerning pesticides you can contact the
National Pesticide Information Center (NPIC)
NPIC provides information related to pesticide products and information
concerning pesticide poisonings. Their Web site can direct you to
your local Cooperative Extension Service for questions on lawns,
gardens and pest control. They can also give you a contact to report
any environmental damage or health problems caused by using a pesticide.
You can reach NPIC at 1-800-858-7378 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.