The Pesticide Use Enforcement Program protects the public, pesticide applicators, field workers, and the environment through education and the enforcement of state and federal laws and regulations.

Department Biologists:

  • provide information and training to workers, growers, applicators and homeowners on the safe use of pesticides;
  • monitor pesticide applications at both urban and agricultural sites to ensure they are performed in a safe and effective manner, and that worker safety requirements are followed;
  • inspect application equipment, pesticide storage sites, employee training documents and business pesticide use records;
  • investigate complaints and pesticide-related illnesses

Monitoring a structural termite fumigation