The Middlesex County Environmental Health Division participates in the NJDEP Pesticide Control Program. Staff members conduct pesticide inspections at schools, multiple family residences, convenience centers, and landscaper applications.
The school inspections provide insight to the responsible parties regarding the proper storage and use of pesticides at these facilities. Inspections determine whether the facility has implemented a proper New Jersey School Integrated Pest Management Program (IPM). The goals of the program are to educate the school districts to have a proper IPM Program.
Convenience center stores are inspected to ensure that no unregistered pesticide products are being sold at these facilities. Multiple family residences and landscaper applications are also inspected. Staff members conduct inspections of pesticide operators and applicators to determine valid licenses and also the proper application of pesticide product.
If necessary, the Middlesex County Environmental Health Division issues notices of violation and penalties to improperly licensed pesticide applicators, for the improper application of pesticide products, and for the sale of unregistered product.
The Division conducts periodic outreach events to stakeholders and selected groups in the regulated community. The events serve to inform them of pesticide regulations and assist in resolving compliance issues.