The National Pesticide Information Center (NPIC) has developed four mobile Web applications (apps) to help consumers and pesticide applicators quickly find pest control solutions, insect repellents and other information on pesticides when they are on the go. The apps work within most smart phone and tablet browsers, making it easier for users to get this important information when they aren’t at a computer.
The following Web apps are available:
- Pesticide Education & Search Tool (PEST) – Designed for the general public as they search for pest control solutions, this app brings together product search functions and new pest control information in an easy-to-understand format. Users can find ways to control pests without pesticides using a strategy called integrated pest management (IPM). They can also view product formulations, ingredients, signal words, and pests controlled.
- Mobile Access to Pesticides and Labels (MAPL) – Designed for the general public and applicators who need to access pesticide labels on mobile devices, this app complements EPA’s computer-based Pesticide Product Label System. Users can search for pesticide products by name, use site, type of pest, EPA Registration Number, registrant, or by using a combination of these search terms.
- Insect Repellent Locator (IRL) – Designed to help the general public find information about all of the EPA-registered products to repel mosquitoes, ticks, or both.
- Pesticides and Local Services (PALS) – Designed for one-click dialing! Users can find contact information on pest control, reporting pesticide incidents, applicator licensing, pesticide disposal, and much more.
For more information on these apps visit http://npic.orst.edu/webapps.html.
NPIC is a public information resource provided through a cooperative agreement between Oregon State University and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.