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Pesticide Emergency Resources

Call 911 for pesticide emergencies or the appropriate contacts below.

Human Poisoning

Pet Poisoning

If your animal is having life-threatening symptoms like seizures, unconsciousness, or having difficulty breathing, consider taking your animal immediately to a local veterinarian or emergency animal hospital.

These organizations also offer emergency advice:

Need information about a specific chemical? Visit our page on Pesticide Poisoning in Pets.

To discuss a pesticide poisoning call NPIC or visit our pesticide incidents page.

Spill and Cleanup Resources

For small pesticide spills, contact the product manufacturer for cleanup advice. For indoor and outdoor spills of any size, contact Chemtrec with product information on-hand for manufacturer cleanup information at 800-424-9300, available 24/7.

For large spills, call the National Response Center at 1-800-424-8802. You can also contact Chemtrec at 1-800-424-9300 or outside the U.S. at (703) 527-3887.

If you have experienced a natural disaster and are in need of cleanup information, visit our webpage on Reducing Pesticide Risk After a Disaster.

To discuss a pesticide spill, call NPIC or visit our pesticide incidents page.

Visit NPIC's fact sheet for information on cleaning up after indoor pesticide misuse.

Wildlife Poisoning or Environmental Incident

If a pesticide incident has occurred involving wildlife, air, soil or water, contact your state pesticide regulatory agency. You might also contact your state environmental agency to report the problem.

For animals injured by pesticides, contact a veterinarian or wildlife rehabilitation center. Local animal control or Human Society offices may be able to help. Untrained persons should not touch or handle injured animals.

For more information about non-emergency environmental concerns, visit our pesticide incidents page.

Last updated April 14, 2022

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