Welcome!

Pesticide imageWelcome to Virginia’s Pesticide Safety website!  This website is brought to you by the Office of Pesticide Services in the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services to provide useful information related to pesticides and their proper use. You will find information about common pests of the home, lawn and garden.  You will also find information about options for managing those pests, choosing pesticides and selecting a pest control firm if necessary. Information about seasonal pests and emerging pests such as bed bugs and the brown marmorated stink bug will be added throughout the year.  There is even a KIDS ONLY! section which includes activities for children interested in learning more about pests and pest management.  The information on this website comes from a variety of sources including federal and state governments, universities and professional organizations.  We encourage you to add the Virginia Pesticide Safety website to your list of favorites.   We will continue to add more topics over time.  Thank you for visiting today and again, welcome!

Headlines

EPA, Sergeant's Pet Care and Wellmark International Reach Agreement to Cancel Potentially Harmful Insecticide Products
Read More>>

NPMA Releases New eBook in "The Pest Detective" series for kids. Read More>>

Read the Pesticide Label-It's Serious Business, and It's the Law Read More>>

Majority of Americans are Misinformed About Proper Tick Removal (NPMA) Read More>>
(See also Preventing Tick-Borne Diseases in Virginia from the Virginia Department of Health)

CDC Health Advisory-Health Concerns about the Misuse of Pesticides for Bed Bug Control
Read More>>

The Pesticide Buyer Has Important Responsibilities
Read More>>

EPA Releases New Resource Directory on Safely Controlling and Preventing Mosquitoes Read More>>

New EPA Total Release Fogger Videos Encourage Safe Use Practices Read More>>

View more headlines here>>


Featured Video

Virginia Tech: Lawn Tips - Fighting lawn pests from virginiatech on Vimeo. From the video series A Lawn to Dye For which is viewable here.

View more videos here>>

Coming soon...Bedbug Videos

Learning Modules

The Virginia Tech Cooperative Extension recently released two learning modules for homeowners.

Integrated Pest Management for Plant Diseases in the Home Garden and Landscape