Pesticide use permit

Due to the threat that many chemical pesticides pose to our health and the environment, many of the commonly used pesticides — including fungicides, most insecticides, and 'weed and feed' lawn fertilizers — are no longer permitted.

However, in some cases, you can receive a permit to use pesticides other than those on the approved list.

Permit requirements

To qualify for a pesticide use permit, you must demonstrate that using the pesticide is necessary to control a weed or pest that poses a threat to human or animal health, or a danger to buildings or structures. You will also have to show you have made attempts to avoid needing the pesticide in the first place.

You will not qualify for a permit if you want to use a pesticide to control weeds in a lawn, or pests in a garden, on trees, or on shrubs.

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