Bird-Friendly living encourages responsible use of pesticides. Building a bird-friendly habitat with continued use of pesticides that harm birds or deprive them of viable food is counterproductive. We encourage building bird-friendly habitats and use of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) where necessary. IPM methods may include birds to prevent problems rather than using pesticides including lawn week killers and insecticides.


Pesticides & Farm Use
Pesticide/Hazardous Waste Disposal
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Pesticides, American Bird Conservancy,

A Bird Safe Yard Is Absolutely Essential,,, Acopian Center for Ornithology at Muhlenberg College, 

Pesticides & Farm Use

Messmer, Terry A., Tegt, Jessica, Jack H Berryman Institute & Utah State University Extension, Managing Birds in Agricultural Landscapes,

Supporting Beneficial Birds and Managing Pest Birds, Wild Farm Alliance, January 20, 2020,

Lindell, Catherine A., Supporting farmer adoption of sustainable bird management strategies,

Alston, Diane G., Pest Management Decision-Making: The Economic-Injury Level Concept, Utah Pests Fact Sheet, Utah State University Extension and Utah Plant Pest Diagnostic Laboratory, 

Pesticide/Hazardous Waste Regulation & Disposal

Check with your local waste disposal agency, for example in Cache Valley, contact the Logan Landfill Household Hazardous Waste Facility:
Household Hazardous Waste Disposal, Logan City,

Deer, Howard, Pesticide and Pesticide Container Disposal, Utah State University Extension, October 2003,

Wierda, Michael, Pesticide Regulation, Safety, and Storage,, Utah State University Extension,