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Welcome to NCAP's blog: The Buzz! Here you'll find everything you ever wanted to know about the latest efforts to reduce pesticides, tips for finding effective alternatives, and what you can do to help create a safe world and protect the health of people and the environment.

Bothered by Mosquitoes

by Ashley Chesser — last modified Jul 23, 2014 06:42 PM
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Mosquito season is upon us! Tips for avoiding getting bit. read more...

Summertime Play-Worry Free!

by Ashley Chesser — last modified Jul 22, 2014 12:14 AM
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Ensure a trip to the park is safe for your kids and pets. read more...

Save the Date!

by Ashley Chesser — last modified Jul 03, 2014 05:39 PM
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NCAP's Annual Dinner & Auction takes place October 4, 2014 in Eugene, OR. read more...

Obama Administration Agrees to Stronger Protections for Salmon from Pesticides

by Ashley Chesser — last modified Jun 05, 2014 11:24 AM
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Fishing and conservation groups praise stronger stream buffers from toxic sprays read more...

Blueberry Farm Tour

by Ashley Chesser — last modified May 12, 2014 02:18 PM
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Managing Mummy Berry Disease in Blueberries Farm Tour. Don't miss out on this fantastic event! Thursday, June 5, 2014. 2pm - 4:30pm. Alvadore, OR read more...

Here Come the Ants

by Jennifer Snyder — last modified Apr 14, 2014 06:21 PM
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Spring brings a bounty of bugs -- not the least of which is ants. read more...


by Shelly Connor — last modified Apr 11, 2014 01:58 PM
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Information on daily exposure to pyrethroid chemicals

11 Industrial Chemicals that May Require More Attention

by Shelly Connor — last modified Apr 11, 2014 01:54 PM
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Recent science is showing a growing link between certain industrial chemicals and neurological disorders in children. read more...

Worker Protection Revisions Need Your Input!

by Shelly Connor — last modified Apr 11, 2014 01:47 PM
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Currently the EPA is looking for public input concerning the revisions. Comments must be received before June 17, 2014. read more...

Cockroach Prevention

by Ashley Chesser — last modified Mar 31, 2014 07:30 PM
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Did you know that the Northwest has at least five known cockroach types? Learn more about them and how to prevent them without chemicals. read more...