Resources

K-12 students and educators need access to quality homework resources, lesson plans and project ideas to learn and teach about the environment. Environmental education (EE) is a multi-disciplinary approach to learning about environmental issues that enhances knowledge, builds critical thinking skills and helps students make informed and responsible decisions.
Labels and material safety data sheets (MSDS) provide the telephone number and address for each pesticide product. Manufacturers are required to provide the public with a sample label and MSDS upon request.
At Pesticide Action Network (PAN) North America, we work to create a just, thriving food system. For too long, pesticide and biotech corporations have dictated how we grow food, placing the health and economic burdens of pesticide use on farmers, farmworkers and rural communities. PAN works with those on the frontlines to tackle the pesticide problem — and reclaim the future of food and farming. PAN North America is one of five regional centers worldwide.
NPIC provides objective, science-based information about pesticides and pesticide-related topics to enable people to make informed decisions. NPIC is a cooperative agreement between Oregon State University and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (cooperative agreement #X8-83560101). The information in this publication does not in any way replace or supersede the restrictions, precautions, directions, or other information on the pesticide label or any other regulatory requirements, nor does it necessarily reflect the position of the U.S. EPA.
Pesticides can be used to control a variety of pests, such as insects, weeds, rats and mice, bacteria and mold, and more. Find out more about pesticides.
Non-profit organization providing information and publications on least toxic methods for managing pests. Will consult and train in IPM methods. Phone: 510-524-2567
By Congressional mandate, the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) produces toxicological profiles for hazardous substances found at National Priorities List (NPL) sites. These hazardous substances are ranked based on frequency of occurrence at NPL sites, toxicity, and potential for human exposure.
Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is economical, effective as well as health and environmentally-sensitive. IPM is a stepwise approach to pest management that combines accurate knowledge of the pest and level of potential harm with multiple tactics to prevent, reduce or eliminate pests.
The following documents have been used as reference materials for an insect classification course offered at the University of Florida. They emphasize Florida fauna and usually include the most commonly encountered families. If you use these keys please note they may not always work for your area, BUT with this advisory note please feel free to use as needed. I will add more keys to this page in the future so please check for updates.
Quick guide to identifying insects according to their Order.
Information on how to identify insects and other invertebrates. The Amateur Entomologists' Society provides information and two different identification services, one is for members of the society and the other is for non-members.