Pesticides can be used to control a variety of pests, such as insects, weeds, rats and mice, bacteria and mold, and more. Find out more about pesticides:
and the Environment
EPA’s focus in overseeing pesticides is to ensure that human health and the environment are protected. Find out how we do this for some key issues:
Find information on controlling pests with both chemical and non-chemical methods. This integrated pest management approach helps protect health and the environment.
EPA regulates pesticides so they are safe when used according to the label directions. Learn about the regulation processes:
Our success depends on working with other regulators and getting input from people who have an interest in pesticide issues. Learn more.
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