Effective 6/16/2020, Junior Operator exams will be administered in an online format. Applications may be submitted through the mail, you will be given your test date and time by email. Private Applicator and Supervisor exams are still suspended. Any questions or concerns can be directed to: DEEP.PesticideProgram@ct.gov
4/14/2020, List N: Disinfectants for use against SARS-CoV-2. EPA has updated the content on List N and frequently asked questions about disinfectants related to coronavirus. Please read the label before use and follow all directions. Make sure your products are on the list and registered with the EPA. Any questions may directed to DEEP.PesticideProgram@ct.gov
Pesticide Management Program
The main goal of the Pesticide Management Program is to prevent adverse human health or environmental effects from the misuse of pesticides.
Pesticide management programs include:
Registration of Pesticides - controls the pesticide products being used in the state.
Restricted Use and Permit Use Pesticides in Connecticut - A list of currently restricted use or permit use pesticides in Connecticut.
25b Pesticides Exempt from Federal Registration - A list of currently registered minimum risk pesticides in Connecticut.
Registration of Pesticide Dealers - All persons who wish to sell or distribute Restricted-Use or Permit-Use pesticides in the State of Connecticut must initially pass an exam offered by the department and register annually with the department. (Word Form, PDF Form).
Certification of Pesticide Applicators and enforcement of pesticide use as specified in directions on labels - ensures that pesticides are used properly.
Registration of Pesticide Application Businesses - The Pesticide Application Business Registration includes registration for arborist businesses. (The requirement to register your arborist business became effective October 1, 2013.)
Integrated pest management (IPM) - IPM is promoted as a method to achieve high quality pest control while reducing pesticide impacts.
Aerial and Aquatic Pesticide Applications
Application forms and instructions for aerial and aquatic pesticide applications
Nuisance Aquatic Vegetation Management Guidebook
Memorandum of Agreement between the Department of Public Health and the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection concerning the use of pesticides within public water supply watersheds and near public water supply wells.
Annual Aquatic Pesticide Use Summaries
Summaries of Methoprene/Resmethrin Use to Control Mosquitoes in the Coastal Area
Golf Course Annual Fee
Section 22a-54a of the Connecticut General Statutes establishes an annual fee for golf courses which have a course length of greater than 1,000 yards. This fee must be paid to the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection no later than December 31 of each year. Each golf course fee payment ($250.00) must be accompanied by a completed Golf Course Fee Payment Form (Word Form; PDF Form).
Information for Individuals/Homeowners
- Pesticides Pre-notification Registry - Information and application for people wishing to register for pre-notification of pesticide application to abutting property.
- Integrated Pest Management for the Homeowner
- Nuisance Aquatic Vegetation Management (PDF)
- Other Sources of Information about Pesticides
Certification Look Up
- Kelly Registration Systems - Search databases for Connecticut pesticide product registrations.
- Registered Pesticide Application Businesses by Town (PDF)(Excel)
- Certified Commercial Pesticide Supervisors by Category (PDF)(Excel)
- Certified Commercial Pesticide Junior Operators (PDF)(Excel)
Useful Telephone Contacts
- Poison Control Center: 1-800-222-1222
- DEEP 24-hour Emergency Spill Reporting: (860) 424-3338
- Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station: (203) 974-8500
For more information, please contact the Pesticide Management Program at (860) 424-3369, Deep.PesticideProgram@ct.gov or write to:Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
Bureau of Materials Management and Compliance Assurance
Pesticide Management Program
79 Elm Street
Hartford, CT 06106-5127
Content Last Updated June 12, 2020