48 Hour Neighbor
Lawn Applicators must provide at least 48 hours advance written notice
of certain pesticide applications to occupants of neighboring dwellings
with abutting property lines within 150 feet of the application.
In case of apartment buildings, notice must be given to
the owner or owner's (Agriculture, golf course, turf farms, cemeteries,
right-of-way, and municipalities are excluded). Download
Property Owner/ owner's agent of a multifamily
dwelling or occupied structure must give a copy of the written notice
provided by the commercial applicator to the residents at least 24 hour in
advance of the proposed pesticide application.
(Homeowners) applying pesticides on their own property to an area
greater than 100 square feet must place visible notification markers along
the perimeter of their property on the day of application, warning others
that pesticides have been applied and not to remove the markers for 24
Stores selling pesticides must post a sign warning customers to follow label
directions, informing them of the posting requirements, and recommending
that they notify their neighbors before the application.
of anti-microbial products (disinfectants), biopesticides or substances
exempt from federal pesticide regulation;
pesticides in aerosol cans from personal protection;
bait in tamper resistant containers;
applications of less than 9 square feet;
by direct injection into plants;
boric acid or horticultural non synthetic soaps and oils;
applications to protect against an eminent threat to human health (which
must be immediately reported to the Commissioner of the New York State
Department of Heath). Download
(lawn signs) are available. The
signs must be printed on brightly colored paper text may not be changed.
Please see neighbor Notification Law for posting requirements.
Download sample markers
are available. The signs must
be printed on brightly colored paper, text may be changed.
Please see Neighbor Notification Law for posting requirements.
sample retail signs
a full copy of the law, lists of minimum and reduced risk pesticides
(non-notification) and "How to Comply" information for commercial
applicators, multifamily property owners, please visit the NYS
Department of Environmental Conservation's web
more information on the Neighbor Notification Law, please call
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