OEHHA provides scientific support to the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) invasive species program. In order to control invasive species in California, CDFA uses many measures including application of biological control (e.g., insect growth hormones and pheromones) and chemical control (e.g., pesticides) in affected areas. To obtain more information on the invasive species program visit CDFA.
Examples of invasive species treated by CDFA:
OEHHA published human health risk assessments, reports, and fact sheets on pesticides used in CDFA invasive species programs. These documents are organized by document type, product name (active ingredient in parentheses), and date published and can be found and accessed under “Documents” below. For more information, contact OEHHA at Pesticides@oehha.ca.gov or at 510-622-3170 or visit CDFA.
Questions and answers about the insecticidal product acelepryn (chlorantraniliprole) in English, Spanish, Chinese and Vietnamese.
Questions and answers about the insecticide Dibrom® (Naled)
Questions and answers about the insecticide Sevin® SL in English, Spanish and Vietnamese.
Questions and answers about the insecticide Merit® (Imidacloprid). English, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Hmong, and Khmer versions available.
Questions and answers about the biological insecticide Isomate® EGVM (Pheromone)
Questions and answers about the insecticide Methyl Eugenol in Insect Bait Traps
Questions and answers about the biological insecticide Entrust® (Spinosad)