Pesticides & Pollinators

Pesticide label warnings

(for more info go to National Pesticide Information Center


CAUTION means the pesticide product is slightly toxic if eaten, absorbed through the skin, inhaled, or it causes slight eye or skin irritation.2,4

WARNING indicates the pesticide product is moderately toxic if eaten, absorbed through the skin, inhaled, or it causes moderate eye or skin irritation.

DANGER means that the pesticide product is highly toxic by at least one route of exposure. It may be corrosive, causing irreversible damage to the skin or eyes. Alternatively, it may be highly toxic if eaten, absorbed through the skin, or inhaled. If this is the case, then the word “POISON” must also be included in red letters on the front panel of the product label. (from “The National Pesticide Information Center (NPIC) is a cooperative effort between Oregon State University and the United States Environmental Protection Agency”)

A new label has been developed by the EPA, click here for an analysis of this new label


Protecting Honey bees from pesticides: Purdue extension LIST OF BEE TOXIC PESTICIDES


Pesticide Use Maps by the USGS

The pesticide-use maps provided on this web site show the geographic distribution of estimated use on agricultural land in the conterminous United States for numerous pesticides. Maps were created by allocating county-level use estimates to agricultural land within each county. A graph accompanies each map, which shows annual national use by major crop for the mapped pesticide for each year during the period. These pesticide use estimates are suitable for evaluating national and regional patterns and trends of annual pesticide use. The reliability of estimates, however, generally decreases with scale and these maps are not intended for detailed evaluations, such as within or between specific individual counties.


National Pesticide Information Center

Pesticide Statistics

Conditional Pesticide Registration Resource Chart



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