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Finding a Pest Management Company That Doesn't Poison You, Your Family, and the Environment: Use Safety Source

Q: How do I find a pest management service provider who will use practices that will protect, and not poison, me and my family?

A: Check out Beyond Pesticides' Safety Source for Pest Management. The database is a constantly growing source of pest management service providers across the country who are utilizing practices that are sensitive to public health and environmental concerns, at least with some of their services.

Ask the right questions. Though cost is an important issue when buying pest management services, the potential harm of products used is another critical issue to know about. View our Facebook post.


Action of the Week is intended to provide you, our supporters and network, with one concrete action that you can take each week to have your voice heard on governmental actions that are harmful to the environment and public and worker health, increase overall pesticide use, or undermine the advancement of organic, sustainable, and regenerative practices and policies. This week:

Tell EPA to Ban Three Pesticides That Threaten Endangered Species

The organophosphate pesticides chlorpyrifos, malathion, and diazinon are likely to jeopardize the continued existence of endangered species and adversely modify their critical habitats, according to the newly released report from the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS). By law, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) must not allow their use.

Under Section 7 of the Endangered Species Act (ESA), any agency action requires a finding that the action “is not likely to jeopardize the continued existence of any endangered species or threatened species or result in the destruction or adverse modification of habitat.” The December 31, 2017 Biological Opinion from NMFS followed an ecological assessment that relied upon multiple lines of evidence to determine effects on species and their designated habitats.

Tell EPA to ban chlorpyrifos, malathion, and diazinon unless it can restrict uses to protect endangered species.

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Beyond Pesticides would like to thank the following companies for sponsoring the National Pesticide Forum scholarship fund, making it possible for people around the country to attend this important meeting.

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