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Delaware Pest Control Regulations

Delaware Pest Control Regulations

Delaware Department of Agriculture

Delaware Department of Agriculture
2320 South DuPont Highway
Dover, Delaware 19901

Business Phone: (302) 698-4571 (Pesticides Management)
Business Phone: (302) 698-4500 (DDA Receptionist)
Business Phone: (800) 282-8685 (Toll-Free/In Delaware Only)
Business Fax: (302) 697-4483

Who Needs To Be Certified To Apply Pesticides In Delaware?

Anyone buying or using a restricted use pesticide must be certified by the Delaware Department of Agriculture (DDA).

Anyone in the business of applying pesticides, either restricted use or general use to the land or property of another must be certified and obtain a Pesticide Business License from the Delaware Department of Agriculture.

Private Applicators

  • Purchase and apply “Restricted Use” pesticides
  • Produce an agricultural commodity
  • Apply pesticides on their own land or the land of their employer

Commercial Applicators (For Hire)

  • Use any pesticides on others’; property in exchange for compensation
  • Must work for a company with a Pesticide Business License

Commercial Applicator (Not For Hire)

Use any pesticides as part of their job duties on the following types of property owned or leased by them or their employers:

  • School
  • Apartment building
  • Nursing home
  • Hospital
  • Day-care center