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Consumer Applicators

Homeowner applicator.


Consumers use "general" use pesticides in and around their own homes and gardens in their daily activities. This is non-occupational pesticide use, does not require certification, and involves the use of home and garden products that are available in consumer retail channels.

 

There are a variety of educational resources available to help consumers use pesticides safely and/or learn about alternatives to the use of pesticides. Other resources help consumers gain knowledge about common pests and pest control associated with our daily lives and environment.

 

References & Resources

A variety of educational resources to help the consumers understand how to safely handle pesticides in the home and garden, and gain knowledge about common pests and pest controls associated with our food, water, air, homes, and other aspects of our daily lives.

Resources available through Virginia Cooperative Extension

 

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For local assistance with consumer pest management and pesticide questions:

EPA Lawn & Garden Page

The EPA Lawn and Garden page provides a number of features of benefit to the average consumer and homeowner. This includes a series of videos to encourage homeowners and communities to adopt healthy lawn care practices as a means of reducing pesticide risk to human health and the environment.

 
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