Governing Law and Regulations
Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) Division of Waste and Hazardous Substances
DNREC Division of Water
Delaware Department of Agriculture (DDA) Pesticides Section
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Delaware's rules for pesticides mirror federal regulations, predominantly the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) for pesticide management, with additional requirements for pesticide registration, permitting, certification, and licensing. Anyone buying or using a restricted-use pesticide must be certified by the Delaware Department of Agriculture (DDA). Anyone in the business of applying pesticides, either restricted use or general use, to the land or property of another, must be ...