“Your lawn may only be a small piece of land, but collectively, California lawns amount to many acres,” says Brian Leahy, director of the California Department of Pesticide Regulation.
By making sure that their landscapers are trained and licensed to apply pesticides “homeowners can play a significant role to reduce the amount of pesticide pollution from lawns that are entering our waters through storm drains,” says Leahy.
Under California law anyone who applies pesticides, even if it is only incidental to other maintenance gardening tasks, must have a maintenance gardening pest control business license from DPR and be registered with the local county agricultural commissioner’s office.
Not only will this protect California’s waters, but it will keep you, your family, and your pets healthy.
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