State Laws and Regulations

Pest management is regulated in the United States by the US Environmental Protection Agency. The USEPA, with rare exception, delegates enforcement to the states, which generally promulgate their own regulations which must be at least as stringent as the federal standards. Prior to promulgation of regulations, a state statute must be passed which spells out not only the federal standard but also the specific state laws. The statute might include fines, licensing requirements, and fees as well as the laws which regulate the pest control industry.

Each state can modify their laws and regulations. It is important to verify specifics and to make sure that you have the latest versions by going to the state websites.