Consumer Law at Your Fingertips
No person may do any of the following:
- Sell a pesticide that is not properly registered or labeled.
- Sell a pesticide for an unlabeled use.
- Make any deceptive sales claim related to a pesticide.
Pesticides must be stored and displayed in a safe manner. Retailers selling landscape pesticides must offer pesticide information sheets. They must also offer warning signs that homeowners may use to post application sites.
Selling Restricted-Use Pesticides
Dealers and distributors of restricted-use pesticides must be licensed. A restricted-use pesticide may be sold only to the following persons:
- A licensed dealer or distributor.
- A licensed commercial application business.
- An individual commercial applicator who is licensed and certified to use that pesticide.
- An agricultural producer who is certified to use that pesticide. Dealers and distributors must keep records of restricted-use pesticide sales, and must file annual reports. Annual reports must identify all buyers of restricted-use pesticides, and must show the amount of each restricted-use pesticide sold that year. Sales records must include:
- The pesticide name.
- The pesticide manufacturer.
- The pesticide registration number.
- The amount of pesticide sold.
- The date of sale.
- The pesticide purchaser, and the purchaser’s license or certification number.
Pesticide dealers and distributors must comply with laws related to pesticide storage, transportation, sale, handling and use. For more information, see Consumer Law topic, Pesticide Laws and Enforcement.