New York State Pesticide Poisoning Registry: Pest Control

A pest is a plant, animal, or microorganism that is unwanted or undesirable. Pests may:

  • injure humans or animals;
  • destroy crops;
  • damage structures;
  • spread or cause disease;
  • interfere with activities by causing annoyance or discomfort.

There are many different strategies for controlling pests. Below are some strategies for controlling pests in and around your home.



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