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The Northwest Center for Alternatives to Pesticides (NCAP) receives hundreds of inquiries each month. To make it easier for you to find the answer to your question please see the options below.

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If you can't find the answer to your question on our website, please use the form at the bottom of this page to send us your inquiry. We're a small team dealing with a large volume of requests and it may take us a while to get back to you. Thanks in advance for your patience!

3. Call Us

You can call us Monday-Thursday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm if you have an urgent inquiry about your support or our campaigns.

For general organization questions:


For business league information or giving options:

Jeremy Olsen, Assistant Director
541-344-5044, ext. 17

For food and farming questions:

We are currently hiring for this position. New contact information coming soon.

For schools, parks and other community questions:

Megan Dunn, Healthy People & Communities Program Director
541-344-5044, ext. 34

For pollinators, salmon, or other wildlife and water questions:

Sharon Selvaggio, Healthy Wildlife & Water Program Director
541-344-5044, ext. 35

To partner with NCAP at an event or on a project:

Ashley Chesser, Communications Manager
541-344-5044, ext. 27

4. Our Postal Address

You're welcome to send us a letter, but please consider saving paper and emailing us instead. It will usually take us longer to respond to a letter than an email.

PO Box 1393
Eugene, OR 97440

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  • commented 2017-03-18 00:16:44 -0700
    We are a group called ACT for Bees from Canberra, Australia –

    We have collaborated with a sustainability curriculum provider Cool Australia , , to create this free online project based curriculum

    The curriculum has been adapted for use in other grades from high school down to elementary school.

    It details the alignment with Australian curriculum benchmarks for grade 5/6 which may be similar to benchmarks used in the U.S. Please share this resource with anyone who might be interested.

    We are looking to encourage the Australian Capital Territory ( a city state of 400,000)

    to reduce pesticide use and will look through your website for inspiration.

    Matthew and Julie Armstrong +61 2 6288 5462 +61 438 125 322
  • commented 2017-02-22 19:12:08 -0800
    We are holding Earth Day Expo in Rapid City South Dakota on the 21st thru the 23rd of April and would like to see if you would be interested in a booth and possibly provide a gust speaker for our event. We have two stages, one from adults and one for the youth. I could send more information to someone if you are interested.
  • commented 2017-02-08 11:54:44 -0800
    Hello, I am looking for a company that specializes in eco-friendly pest control near Santa Rosa, CA. We have subterranean termites around our home. The companies I have interviewed so far only offer pesticide treatments. Do you know of any companies that offer alternative treatments? I read your fact sheet already. Thank you for your help and the work you are doing! It is so important! Sincerely, Lori
  • commented 2017-02-06 19:36:58 -0800
    Hi, if you haven’t seen this already it might be of interest. RE: HR861 to terminate the EPA.
  • commented 2017-01-25 19:21:17 -0800

    My name is Chris, I am currently a student at LCC taking the Global Health class.

    Your organization is on the instructors approved list for service learning hours.

    I would like to know if you have any availability in the up coming weeks?

    Thank you.
  • commented 2017-01-06 13:46:37 -0800
    We previously attended the Organic Farming Conference, but it was in Boise, Idaho.

    We are unable to travel to Twin Falls. Will you be having one in Boise this year ?
  • commented 2016-12-22 20:28:33 -0800
    Are you the same organization that used to be known as Northwest Coalition for Alternatives to Pesticides?
  • commented 2016-09-21 13:55:53 -0700

    I am a person that has MCS. I now live in Austin Texas but am contemplating a move to Oregon as I have family there. I have a background in toxicology, ecology and biology. My interest is in the Eugene area as it is smaller and more affordable. Your organization is no doubt aware of the positives and negatives of the area as far as chemical use. My research has shown that although a beautiful state, all is not well in Oregon as far as biocide use.

    The timber industry along with the highway dept uses herbicides and of course all

    the conventional agriculture. I would greatly appreciate your opinion on the Eugene area as far as this issue. Is it relatively safe there? Or do you recommend other areas of the state that are better in regard to toxic chemical use.

    Any assistance/information you can provide would be very appreciated.

    Thank you for your time and consideration.

    Very sincerely

    Rob James
  • commented 2016-09-16 04:30:03 -0700
    I am looking to purchase organic grain that has been laboratory tested to be free of glyphosate and pesticide residual. Can you give me a source ?
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  • commented 2016-09-14 06:36:49 -0700

    we are very grateful that your organization exists, and for the sound guidance you provide for alternatives to pesticides. Thank you.

    Do you have a counter org or equivalent org that you know of, or work with, in Texas? Or Arizona where my parents live? We, of course, find many similar bug and pest issue guides on your website that mirror issues here in Texas but we are also interested in if there is a focused organization, such as yours, in the area we live in now. And, also, where my parents and other relatives live in Southern Arizona.

    Thanks in kind,

    John L. Kilcrease
  • commented 2016-08-09 14:10:06 -0700
    I am trying to locate the publication, “Journal of Pesticide Reform, 15, 14–20.” which contains an article titled, “Glyphosate, part 2: human exposure and ecological effects.”

    I googled the journal and this organization came up. Any chance you have a PDF copy of that article? Or have I gotten the wrong info? Please let me know.

    Thank you,

    Mark Rojek
  • commented 2016-07-24 16:57:21 -0700
    Hello, Where can I order a radiant weeder?
  • commented 2016-07-05 14:17:48 -0700
    Can you please help with a workplace pesticide question? I have requested use of less toxic pest control at my work place, and after contact with the property manager, they have offered to change to a “green” insecticide called "Essentria IC3 (envincio) I can’t find any information for this product on your sites or links. Can you please call or email to discuss. I appreciate any help you can give.
  • commented 2016-06-27 11:28:29 -0700
    Re: Eliminating weeds with a Dandy Destroyer. I have a Dandy Destroyer and re-read the “how to use” instructions every year because I forget “how to use” and it is not intuitive. I have lost the instructions. There is NOTHING helpful on the internet (?!). Your organization used to recommend the DD. Can you help with instructions or referrals? Thank you! (Please don’t post contact information publicly).
  • commented 2016-06-14 11:25:48 -0700
    I received your email about “Bee Stewards.” I have a concern about projects like these because the pesticide problem is bigger than most people realize and many of the plants that may used have hidden neonics. I wrote an article about this:

    I try to stress all pollinators, not just bees, because understanding the diversity, and the importance of diversity, makes it harder to find exceptions to any “no pesticide” policy. Personally, I would like to improve a pipeline clearing next to my property as a pollinator corridor. I have been doing some planting experiments and will do more this fall. If you have any questions or comments on this, get in touch.
  • commented 2016-05-17 10:35:49 -0700
    I received a letter from a timber management company to inform me of their spraying of 26 different herbicides adjacent to my land in Naselle, Washington. I called and talked to the person on the letter, and he, of course, assured me that it would be all right and if I wanted to email him, he would pass my concerns on. I have just emailed him the following email, and I just want to make you award of this:

    Hello Cesar Guidotti

    I want to strongly express my concern about your spraying program next to my land in Naselle, Washington and to request a buffer zone around my property (Parcel Number 10092143004 Real Property). I am specifically worried about the long term effects on both the vegetation and the wildlife. Considering the 26 different herbicides you intend to use, I know that one of them, glyphosate, is harmful to animals, including the human kind. Even though you told me you spray under pristine conditions, I know it is impossible to avoid contamination to land around the spray area via drift, rain, stream and creek water, and manure from animals which eat the vegetation sprayed with this herbicide.

    The World Health Organization has deemed glyphosate a probable carcinogen. The Netherlands, France and Brazil have banned glyphosate and the European Parliament has recommended that the license of glyphosate NOT be renewed. The U.S. is far behind when it comes to avoiding the use of these harmful herbicides.

    Thank you for considering my concerns.

    Gail Davern
  • commented 2016-05-09 14:38:47 -0700
    Who would you recommend for getting rid of sugar and carpenter ants?
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  • commented 2016-05-03 15:17:51 -0700
    We have an attack of Malta star thistle; it is going to totally disrupt the ecology if something isn’t done about it quick. Apparently clopyralid is the chemical treatment of choice. At the same time we are in the Monarch corridor and are working to enhance habitat and food for the butterfly. Is there any alternative? Goats doesn’t work here. Burning too dangerous, I think.
  • commented 2016-04-08 15:25:29 -0700
    I cannot seem to find out how to purchase a radiant heat weeder for residential use. Can you direct me to anyone selling a quality radiant heat weeder in the US. Why aren’t they available?
  • commented 2016-03-18 15:34:12 -0700
    Are there any effective ways to treat drywood termites that do not involve tenting the house and administering Vikane? Thanks.
  • commented 2016-02-12 04:00:01 -0800
    I am president of a national coalition of individuals with lived experience of survival of the psychiatric system. There are strong parallels between our movements. You all fight the use of pesticides, especially by big Farms and we fight the overuse and over reliance on psychiatric medications promoted by big Pharma. Another relationship is that pesticides cause, among many, toxicity to our nervous systems which can lead to behavioral health issues from which Big Pharma profits. A slogan we could unite around could be We resist Toxins used by Big Farms and Big Pharma: in our environment and bodies
  • commented 2016-02-10 16:56:22 -0800
    Bee City USA Talent, OR would like some more (50 to 100) of the light green neonicotinoid cards

    Please send them (if available) to me at PO Box 111, Talent, OR 97540

    Thank you. We have a presentation on March 5 and would like them by that time.
  • commented 2016-02-10 10:41:11 -0800
    What is a bee-safe herbicide to use on weeds instead of roundup? My boss has a vineyard in northern California and he uses round up on weeds around the house. I’ve talked him into starting honey and mason bees, but want to recommend a safer herbicide that is safe for bees. Thank you.
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  • commented 2015-11-03 19:26:42 -0800
    Hi, I am a Masters student at Carnegie Mellon University located in Pittsburgh, PA. I am currently enrolled in a Design for the Environment course, and one of the requirements of the course is a research paper on a topic of our choosing. I have become increasingly interested in personal health and diet lately, so I chose pesticide usage as my research topic. In particular, the problems pesticides cause and how can we design a greener solution to pesticides. I came across your website during my research, and I was hoping you would be able to tell me what alternative solutions to pesticides are being used today and what solutions might arise in the future. Any information will be extremely helpful.

    Thank you,

    David Hoysan