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Pesticide and Fertilizer - Health & Safety FAQs


What are legal pesticide applications?

A homeowner can purchase pesticides and make pesticide applications to property they own, lease, or rent provided that all applicable label use restrictions are followed. Be sure to abide by any contract restrictions.

An individual can purchase and apply pesticides on behalf of himself, for an employer for a fee, or ‘for hire’ to property owned by others provided that all applicable applicator licensing and pesticide label use restrictions are followed.

An individual or entity (usually government) can purchase and apply pesticides on behalf of itself to property that the entity has jurisdiction over (i.e. legal easements, park and recreation areas, or bays on lakes) provided that all applicable applicator licensing and pesticide label use restrictions are followed.

Find information about pesticide license requirements and other information by visiting our website or by calling the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) at 651-201-6000 or outstate 1-800-967-2474.

The MDA will conduct an investigation when there is evidence that an applicator may not be properly licensed or when a pesticide is being used contrary to the label.

 


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