Endangered Species: Information For Pesticide Users
EPA has created Web pages with information to help pesticide users.
The Tips for Reducing Pesticide Impacts on Wildlife Web page provides tips for:
- household pesticide users,
- farmers, and
- certified pesticide applicators,
as well as additional resources for reducing pesticide effects on wildlife.
The About Anticoagulant Rodenticides Web page provides information on:
- how anticoagulant prairie dog baits can affect non-target organisms;
- how certified applicators can use products such as Rozol and Kaput-D while minimizing exposure risks to listed and non-target species;
- information on mitigation measures that can be employed before and after application;
- EPA’s Certified Applicator Training for Anticoagulant Rodenticides; and
- Carcass Search and Recovery Guidelines
The Tips for Reducing Pesticide Impacts to Threatened and Endangered Species webpage provides resources for pesticide users and applicators interested in reducing exposure of non-target plants and animals to pesticides, with a focus on threatened or endangered (i.e., listed) species.
Pesticide users can find requirements that apply in specific areas due to concerns about potential harm to endangered species in several sources:
- Endangered species bulletins -- to find any restrictions for the specific area where pesticides will be used.
- Salmon mapper -- for protecting salmon and related species in the Pacific Northwest.
- San Francisco Bay mapper -- for protecting threatened and endangered species in the San Francisco Bay area.