Need help finding least-toxic pesticide products to manage household and garden pests? Quickly search for hazard-ranked pesticide products on your iPhone and iPad with the Pest Smart mobile app– a new user-friendly tool for LEED professionals, IPM managers, and anyone with an interest in finding information about pesticide products.
- Conveniently look-up pesticide product information on your mobile phone while on the job, in the store, or at home.
- Quickly verify the eligibility of a pesticide product for use in the LEED v4-certified Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program.
- Search by product name or registration number.
- Search by pest to find pesticide products that target common household and garden pests like ants, fleas, cockroaches, lawn weeds and aphids.
- Compare over 18,000 products and find least-toxic alternatives to streamline decision-making.
- Link to PRI’s Pest Management Bulletins to learn about low-impact methods of pest control that minimize pesticide use and exposure.
The Pest Smart app ranks each pesticide product utilizing a three-level Hazard Tier based on the potential for health and environmental impacts.
Highest concern. The formulated product has a DANGER signal word on the label because of high acute toxicity, is listed by US EPA as a Restricted Use Product (RUP), and/or is highly toxic to fish or other aquatic life, birds, wildlife, or honey bees. Alternatively, one or more of the known ingredients in the product meets at least one of the following criteria: Known or probable carcinogen, reproductive or developmental toxicant, suspected endocrine disruptor, persistent bioaccumulative toxic substance, or listed as a non-point source water pollutant on the Clean Water Act Section 303(d) list.
The formulated product has a WARNING signal word on the label because of moderate acute toxicity and/or is moderately toxic to fish or other aquatic life, birds, wildlife, or honey bees. Alternatively, one or more of the known ingredients in the product is not a Hazard Tier 1 ingredient, but meets at least one of the following criteria: Possible carcinogen or potential ground or surface water contaminant.
The formulated product has a CAUTION or no signal word on the label because of low acute toxicity and/or has no warnings about toxicity to fish or other aquatic life, birds, wildlife, or honey bees. For the known ingredients in the product, no hazard criteria are flagged for Tier 1 or Tier 2.
Our database includes currently registered products and those canceled within the last 5 years. We also include a selection of “exempt” products containing minimum-risk (Section 25(b)) ingredients that do not require a Federal registration, but are potentially useful as low toxicity alternatives in an IPM program.
PRI utilizes pesticide information from the product label and MSDS, as well as data from leading international, federal, and state agencies to assign a Hazard Tier ranking, including: International Agency for Research on Cancer, US Environmental Protection Agency, National Institutes of Health, European Union, California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment, and California Department of Pesticide Regulation.
The Pest Smart app is a companion to PRI’s web-based Pesticide Product Evaluator. The app contains a subset of the information on the website, which provides comprehensive, integrated, and up-to-date information on human and environmental health hazards, water pollution potential, and environmental fate and transport characteristics for pesticide chemicals.