The Vancouver Island Health Authority (VIHA) is often asked about the safety of pesticides used in homes, gardens, or public places.
Pesticide Use and Human Health (PDF) answers some of the most commonly asked questions about pesticide use and human health, based on the most reliable and up-to-date scientific research.
You may also want to read the CRD's Alternatives to Pesticides for Gardening.
Pest Fact Sheets
Health Canada Pest Management Regulatory Agency - Responsible Pesticide Use
General information on pest control measures for common household and garden pests.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Pesticide Fact Sheets
An alphabetical list of pesticide fact sheets.
Citizen's Guide to Pest Control and Pesticide Safety
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Guide to Pest Control & Pesticide Safety (PDF)
A booklet from the EPA on the steps that consumers should take to control pests and use pesticides safely.
PennState Pesticide Education Program - Fact Sheets
A website that contains many links to pesticide safety fact sheets and other consumer topics.
Environmentally Friendly Lawn Care
Health Canada Pest Management Regulatory Agency - Healthy Lawns
Information on reduced risk pest management and pest prevention strategies for lawn and turf grass.
Washington State Pest Management Resource Service
Research-based information on pest management choices for home and commercial use.
Clemson University Pesticide Information Program - Pesticide Labels and Labeling
An index of articles and information about pesticide labels and labeling.
Pesticide Education for Kids
PennState Pesticide Education Program - Youth section
Activities for Youth and K-12 Educators.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Learn About Chemicals Around Your House
An interactive house tour for kids to learn about household products.
Home and Garden - Pacific Northwest
Washington State University - Home and Garden
Links to home and garden pest and pesticide management information.
Integrated Pest Management for Schools
Washington State Department of Agriculture - Urban Pesticide Education Strategy Team
Information on adopting a school integrated pest management program.
Health Canada Pest Management Regulatory Agency
The main homepage for Canada's regulatory agency.
EXTOXNET - The Extension Toxicology Network
A site with "objective, science-based information about pesticides - written for the non-expert."
EXTOXNET - The Extension Toxicology Network - Pesticide Information Profiles
Information on PIPs.