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Environmental Issues

Chemicals and pesticides

Pesticide notification - some easy steps

  • Even if there are no specific requirements on the label or permit, it is good practice to post notices in designated areas for agreed time periods before, during and after pesticide applications. Talk with your client about the appropriate duration of these notices.
  • In addition to what a label or permit may require, it is also good practice to limit access to treated areas for a period agreed between you and your client. 
  • Some pesticides smell during the application and for some time after application. Let your client know so that they can make suitable arrangements to keep children and other people who may be sensitive to chemical odours away from the area. This should be undertaken in addition to what the label or permit requires.
  • Suggest that home owners let immediate neighbours know that work is coming up – especially if the pesticide has an odour.
  • If the property is rented and the landlord wants you to do the work, suggest that they let the tenants know about the work.

It is compulsory to give notice to residents while treating the common areas of multiple occupancy complexes and when working next door to sensitive places - see Notification of pesticide use.

Page last updated: 03 December 2013