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|About Pesticides||Deciding What to Do|
|Pesticides and the Law||Using Pesticides (In the works)|
|Health Precautions||Managing Pests (In the works)|
|Environmental Precautions||Additional Web Sites (In the works)|
In a perfect world there would be no pests. With no pests there would be no need for pesticides. Whether the pest causes serious health problems, damages our crops or property, or simply torments us, we often find ourselves at odds with other organisms.
There are many kinds of pests and there are many ways to manage pests. Pesticides are simply a tool in the toolbox. Like many tools, pesticides have the potential to cause harm. Because of this and the fact that using a pesticide can have risks (for you, others, livestock or pets and the environment), it is a good idea to know something about how they work and their safe as possible use in order to minimize the risks.