Pesticide Watch Education Fund was a left-of-center public policy group affiliated with the Pesticide Watch advocacy organization. The Education affiliate communicates the group’s opinions on the risks associated with modern agricultural technology.
Pesticide Watch Education Fund opposed the spraying of pesticides to kill mosquitoes carrying the West Nile Virus and the Brown Apple Moth. The group also attempted to create mass media to dissuade pesticide use.   
Pesticide Watch Education Fund, which was formed the same year as Pesticide Watch, was responsible for the communication of the organization to others. Prior to 2006 operations were limited to the Sacramento area, but after the hiring of Paul Schramski Towers, larger attempts at combatting pesticides were made. In 2013 Pesticide Watch Education Fund’s assets were negative by $11,000. The following year, in 2014, the Education Fund shut down. 
Pesticide Watch Education Fund has produced publications and other media content that portray commonly used chemicals as dangerous.
In July 2008, in conjunction with YouTube content creator Sanford Lewis, the group published “The Truth About Cats, Dogs and Lawn Chemicals.” The 17-minute documentary-style video began by advising viewers to visit a website operated by the Pesticide Action Network, another advocacy group opposed to the use of pesticides. The video concluded by promoting communities that have prohibited commonly used lawn chemicals.  
Brown Apple Moth Controversy
In 2008 Pesticide Watch Education Fund conducted a public relations campaign in California’s Bay Area alleging that the use of arial pesticide sprays to fight against the brown apple moth was harmful to human health. The U.S. Department of Agriculture affirmed the safety of the pesticide spraying for humans and the risks of not eradicating the moth. The pest was responsible for millions of dollars of crop damage on over 200 types of crops.  
Pesticide Watch Education Fund published press releases and pamphlets and co-signed a petition to the Superior Court of California calling for a ban on the pesticide’s use. The petition was denied.  
West Nile Virus Controversy
In 2005 Pesticide Watch Education Fund fought against pesticide use against mosquitos carrying the West Nile Virus, a potentially deadly bloodborne pathogen. Working with a mathematics professor, Pesticide Watch Education Fund conducted their own research on the dangers of the virus compared to the dangers of pesticide usage. The study acknowledged the dangers of the West Nile Virus, but called the spraying of pesticides “a grand experiment” due to a lack of knowledge of potential impacts the pesticides presented. The study finally concluded the pesticides should not be used to fight West Nile Virus, and instead alternative options should be investigated.