Avoid the use of pesticides at your home. Pesticides and other lawn chemicals can be carried away with stormwater runoff after a rain. Those pesticides can later harm aquatic organisms in local waterways.

Use some of our lawn care tips to keep your yard healthy without the use of pesticides.

If you must use a pesticide, use it sparingly — only apply where needed. Identify the pest and use the least toxic pesticide that will take care of the problem.

For agriculture land, use only as much pesticide as you need to prevent excess runoff.

Dispose of unused pesticides properly by contacting Household Hazardous Waste.