Wildlife and Pesticides
Many people enjoy seeing wildlife around their homes and in the environment, and do not want pesticides to harm wildlife. Others worry about wildlife damage to their homes, gardens, or landscapes. Animals may dig holes, leave droppings, or chew plants or wiring. Wildlife can also carry diseases and parasites like ticks that can be dangerous to pets and people. If you have questions about wildlife and pesticide use, the resources on this page can help. Learn how to enjoy wildlife around your home while preventing unwanted damage, the spread of disease, or accidental poisonings.
The National Pesticide Information Center presents this information to help you enjoy the benefits of wildlife around your home while preventing unwanted damage, the spread of disease or accidental poisonings.
For more information, visit:
- Protecting Wildlife from Pesticides
- Problem Wildlife in the Garden and Yard
- Problem Wildlife in the House
If you have questions about this, or any pesticide-related topic, please call NPIC at 1-800-858-7378 (8:00am - 12:00pm PST), or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.