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The Pesticide Program of the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) regulates the sale, use, and disposal of pesticides under the authority of the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act; 1994 PA 451 Part 83, Pesticide Control, as amended.

A pesticide is a substance or mixture of substances intended to prevent, destroy, repel, or mitigate a pest. Herbicides, insecticides, fungicides, disinfectants, rodenticides, and repellents are examples of pesticides.

Our mission is to protect human health and the environment while ensuring the people of Michigan have the resources necessary to protect themselves, their property, and their communities from pests.

Pesticide Programs

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Applicator Resources

People who apply pesticides in Michigan may need to be certified or registered applicators. Visit these links for information and other applicator resources.


Business Licenses

Businesses may require specific credentials to apply, sell, or store pesticides. Use the links below to discover which licenses or registrations apply to you.

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Product Labels and Registration

All pesticides distributed in Michigan must have an approved label and be annually registered. Special labels such as Section 18 and Special Local Needs 24(c) may be approved for specific uses beyond the normal label. Visit these links to register or find registered pesticides or obtain special labels.

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Integrated Pest Management

Integrated pest management (IPM) promotes healthier spaces to live, learn, work, and play. In Michigan, schools, day cares, health care facilities, and government owned or operated buildings are required to use IPM. You can visit this page to learn more about IPM and how to become an IPM-trained pesticide applicator.

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Environmental Protection

Find information about regulations and best practices to safeguard the environment from the potential adverse effects of pesticide use.

More resources coming soon.

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Grower & Farm Worker Resources

Find educational materials and safety information about agricultural pesticide use to help protect farm workers and the environment.

More resources coming soon.

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For The Public

We provide pesticide education and help the public search for licensed pesticide application businesses, sign up for the pesticide application notification registry, or file a complaint.

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Compliance Assistance

Do you have an upcoming inspection? Are you starting a pesticide business? Do you need help complying with requirements? Visit these resources for assistance.