Report Pesticide Exposure Incidents Affecting Pets or Domestic Animals
Options for Reporting by Pet Owners
- If your animal needs medical attention right now, call your local veterinarian, a local emergency clinic, or the National Animal Poison Control Center (NAPCC) at (888) 426-4435. Exit NAPCC may charge a fee, unless you contact them via the National Pesticide Information Center.
- Tell the product's manufacturer, who is required by law to submit reports of adverse effects to EPA. Their contact information is on the product label.
- For non-emergencies, you can call the National Pesticide Information Center (NPIC) at (800) 858-7378 Exit to find out more about reporting a possible pesticide exposure or illness. NPIC also provides summary reports to EPA on incidents, but does not collect information for enforcement.
- Contact your state pesticide regulatory agency, Exit especially if you are concerned about a possibly illegal use of a pesticide. States generally have primary enforcement responsibility for pesticide misuse violations and for investigating possible instances of pesticide misuse.
- Submit a report to EPA if you suspect that federal pesticide regulations have been violated.
- For any non-registrant wanting to report incidents involving pets or domestic animals that may not involve violation of pesticide regulations, send us an email. If available, useful information includes:
- Type and number of animals exposed.
- Size, breed and age of the animal.
- Condition of the animal, e.g., symptoms exhibited, current health status.
- The pesticide involved (include EPA registration number if available).
- Any other pertinent information.