Pesticide Application Requirements at Children’s Camps

A new amendment to the Public Health Law (PBH) prohibits pesticide applications to children’s day camps and overnight camps. The law also applies to playground, turf, athletic or playing fields utilized by camps that operate at college campuses, town-owned parks, or multi-use facilities while the camp is in session. This law went into effect on June 20, 2022. The products listed below are exempt from the prohibition but must only be applied by a DEC-Certified Pesticide Applicator or by someone who works under the supervision of a DEC-Certified Pesticide Applicator. All of the below products, with the exception of pesticides exempt from registration, must be registered for use in New York State. You can double check a products NYS registration status and Pesticide Applicator Certification statuses on our database NYSPAD.

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