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The Delaware Department of Agriculture requires companies to register a variety of products and servicepersons.

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For Retailers or Dealers

Download the Application for a Dealer Permit to Sell Pesticides Sales of Restricted Use Pesticides require a “Pesticide Dealer Permit.” The Dealer Permit is required for each location from which a Restricted Use Pesticide is made available for use. The Permit is valid through December 31st of each year. The Permit holder is responsible for […]

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For Residents or Homeowners

The Department of Agriculture regulates the registration, sale and use of pesticides. Here is information that residents can use to control pests and make sure they are safe. Find a licensed business Find a licensed dealer Find a certified applicator Enforcement Pest Identification Do it yourself Bedbug Control Bed Bug Information/Fact Sheets

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Pesticide Application Recertification

Pesticide Application Recertification Private Certification is valid for three years, and Commercial Certification is valid for one year. After this period of time, you must demonstrate that you obtained the required Continuing Education Credit hours per applicable category or retake the exam(s). Hours Needed for Recertification: Private Applicators need to obtain three (3) Continuing Education […]

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Related Links

AAPCO – Association of American Pesticide Control Officials, Inc. AAPSE – American Association of Pesticide Safety Educators ASPCRO – Association of Structural Pest Control Regulatory Officials EPA – Consumer Labeling Initiative Read the Label First EPA’s Endangered Species Program EPA – United States Environmental Protection Agency EPA – Worker Protection Information Site IPM Institute of […]

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Groundwater Monitoring Program for Pesticides

Delaware’s Reliance on Healthy Groundwater   In Delaware, approximately 65 percent of the population obtains its drinking water from groundwater. For residents of southern New Castle County, Kent, and Sussex counties, groundwater is the sole source of drinking water. Much of the drinking water in these areas is provided by shallow private wells of less […]

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For Manufacturers

Pesticide Product Registration For Manufacturers Download the Product Registration form Any pesticide product distributed or sold in the State of Delaware must be registered with the Pesticides Section of the Delaware Department of Agriculture (DDA). Application forms and directions for the registration of products are provided upon request and, in the case of renewals, are […]

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For Farmers

Complaints If you believe that someone has caused damage to your property by the misuse of pesticides you may contact us and an inspector will investigate your complaint, please check out our complaints page to get more information about submitting a complaint online, or by mail or fax.   Re-certification Private applicators may obtain their […]

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Pesticide Management

Our Mission The mission of the Delaware Department of Agriculture Pesticides section is to provide the State of Delaware with an exceptional pesticide regulatory program that is educationally based, equitably enforced, and protective of the environment, crops, property, and the health and welfare of all citizens. We provide a variety of services. Please select from […]

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For Applicators

  Anyone buying or using a restricted pesticide must be certified by the Delaware Department of Agriculture. 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. Search for Applicator Credits or Courses  Certified Applicator Exam […]

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