In the United States, we have a thriving pest control industry that relies on the direct sales of pesticides to the general public.

That’s a pretty good business model.

In many places, however, this approach to pest control has resulted in the release of thousands of toxic chemicals into our air and soil.

In the 1990s, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued an urgent directive to states that require a license before the spraying and burning of any pesticides can be done.

In addition to the EPA’s directive, state governments also have to follow certain safety guidelines.

The result is that in many places that have no permit, you can’t simply spray a pesticide anywhere you want.

Here are the main problems with this approach: 1.

The application process can be confusing, time consuming, and confusingly worded. 


There’s no national standard on the process, so some people might be unsure if a pesticide is a safe or effective method of control.


There are no clear and consistent guidelines for how much a pesticide should be used or how often.

And 4.

The process can sometimes be expensive, particularly for farmers and ranchers. 

What you need to know about pesticide use: 1) How many pesticides can I use? 

The EPA states that the general recommendation is to apply one to every two acres of land.

The EPA does not specify which pesticides to use on specific areas, or how to monitor their effectiveness.

However, the agency does suggest that one or two chemicals be used to control all of the pest populations, regardless of the number of acres of soil or plants that are affected.

The agency also advises that farmers use a mix of chemicals to achieve the highest levels of control, and to be sure that the chemicals are effective and safe. 

2) How much does it cost to apply pesticides? 

It varies from state to state, and even within a state.

Some states require farmers to pay for their pesticide application and/or a permit to apply it, while others require the farmers to buy the chemicals themselves. 

3) What’s the best way to apply a pesticide? 

There are three methods for applying a pesticide: 1) the direct application of the pesticide itself; 2)(when spraying is done on land or water; or 3) spraying on crops, trees, or plants. 

4) What do I do if I think I’m spraying too much? 

If you suspect that you’ve sprayed too much pesticide, you should contact your local EPA office or your state’s pesticide enforcement agency for advice.

If you’ve had any concerns about spraying, ask your state environmental official or local pesticide enforcement officer for advice on what to do. 5) Is it safe to apply my pesticide?


Pesticides are generally safe and effective, but they can be toxic to your health.

If there’s a concern about pesticide safety, the EPA says that the best thing to do is to do a safety test to see if you’re allergic to any of the chemicals.

If so, contact your state pesticide enforcement office to get a safety kit that contains the following: a sample of your skin or clothing that has been tested for the presence of any of these chemicals; a copy of the EPA pesticide list; and a list of your local or state pesticide licensing requirements. 

6) Is my pesticide safe for my plants? 


The chemicals used to spray pesticides are not harmful to plants or animals, and the chemicals used in pesticides can help prevent disease.

However it is recommended that you only apply chemicals to your plants if they are safe to use.

For example, you may not spray on flowering plants.

If your plants are sensitive to pesticides, you must monitor their health for signs of disease and avoid spraying chemicals on them.

7) What are the best ways to treat my pesticide if I’m experiencing any symptoms?

You should treat your pesticide if you suspect you or someone you know has been exposed to a potential exposure to any pesticides, including your own.

8) What can I do to prevent pesticide exposure?

Pests can carry diseases and have the potential to spread, so you should treat them and avoid using them.

However you treat your pesticides, remember that some pesticides are more effective than others.

So you need an idea of how much you need in order to have the maximum effect on your plants.

In some cases, your pesticide may not be able to kill all of your plants, but you may be able prevent a certain species of insect from coming into contact with the pesticide and spreading disease.

9) Are there any other ways to reduce pesticide exposure, besides spraying?


Spray the pesticide only on the plants you’re spraying, and do not apply it directly to the soil.

10) Do I need a permit for my pesticide application?

Although there is no national pesticide application requirement, most states require a permit before spraying. 11) How