Advice for Consumers

  • Use caution when buying pesticides on the internet. A professional looking website doesn’t ensure the seller knows the laws and regulations of selling pesticides online.
  • Make sure the product has an EPA registration number, provides the active ingredient, and is registered in New Mexico . Registered labels can be searched by EPA number, product name, or ingredient using National Pesticide Information Center (NPIC/NPRO).
  • Be certain the product has instructions that you can understand and follow.
  • Don’t buy restricted use pesticides if you are not licensed to apply them.
  • Understand the pest you are attempting to control. By doing a little research, you may find that other control options will work better. Integrated pest management (IPM) uses a variety of solutions for controlling pests. As an example, rodent poisons can be avoided when controlling mice in a home if entry points are sealed up, food sources are eliminated, and snap traps are used.
  • Learn more about IPM from UPEST.
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