The Endangered Species Act protects and helps the recovery of animals and plants that are in danger of becoming extinct. In response to this act, many pesticide labels now carry restrictions limiting the use of products or application methods in designated biologically sensitive areas.
These restrictions are subject to change. To deter- mine which restrictions apply to your area, look on the product label for an Environmental Hazards or Endangered Species discussion section and/or call your local county Extension agent or U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service personnel.
Regardless of the law, pesticide users can be good neighbors by knowing how their actions can affect people and the environment, and taking steps to prevent undue harm.