Protecting Public Health and the Environment.

Idaho Environmental Guide for Local Governments: Pesticides

Pesticide-laden water can travel through soil to ground water or run off to surface water. To minimize pesticide pollution to water, follow these practices:

  • Develop and implement best management practices for pesticides.
  • Assure that pesticide suppression activities acknowledge and incorporate the state and federal rules and regulations for air, water, waste, and the overall environment.
  • Assure that streams and surface waters are avoided when pesticides are applied to the land.
  • Review the suggestions in the ponds section.

Contact the Idaho State Department of Agriculture for more information; it is the state regulatory agency responsible for administering the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) in Idaho and the pesticide disposal program.

Staff Contacts

Ground Water Bureau Chief
Ed Hagan
DEQ State Office
Water Quality Division
1410 N. Hilton
Boise, ID 83706
(208) 373-0356

DEQ Resources

Fertilizer and Pesticide Use at Home

A Guide to Beneficial Insects: An Alternative to Using Pesticides