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Barrier Mosquitocide Application Requirements

Section 13.4 of the Illinois Pesticide Act (Public Act 102-0916) provides new requirements for making barrier mosquitocide applications to residential properties.  https://www.ilga.gov/legislation/publicacts/102/102-0916.htm

 

Summary of New Requirements:

  • NO Commercial Applicator shall make a barrier mosquitocide application between October 16th and April 14th.
  • NO Commercial Applicator shall make a barrier mosquitocide application to a residence without completing a barrier mosquitocide training program approved by the Department of Agriculture.
  • NO Commercial Applicator shall apply a barrier mosquitocide application when wind speeds are greater than or equal to 10 mph.
  • Commercial Applicators must place a lawn marker immediately following barrier mosquitocide applications at the usual point or points of entry for residential properties.
  • Homeowners whose property abuts or is adjacent to the property of a customer of a commercial applicator, may request prior notification of residential applications.
  • NO person shall install or use any residential automatic pesticide misting system.

 

Barrier Mosquitocide – means a pesticide that is formulated to kill adult mosquitoes and that is applied so as to leave a residual mosquitocidal coating on natural or manmade surfaces.  "Barrier mosquitocide" does not include a product that is exempt from registration under the Federal Insecticide, fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), or rules adopted pursuant to this Act.

Barrier Mosquitocide Treatment – means application of a barrier mosquitocide to a natural or manmade surface.

 

Exemptions:

The following are exempt from the requirements of Section 13.4 of Act:

  • Any barrier mosquitocide treatment made for public health purposes by or on behalf of a mosquito abatement district, public health department, township, municipality, or other unit of local government.
  • Applications using minimum risk pesticides qualifying under USEPA FIFRA 25b exemption.
  • Homeowner performed applications.

Barrier Mosquitocide Training Certification:

Prior to making barrier mosquitocide applications, commercial applicators must receive a certification of completion of mosquito training from the Illinois Department Agriculture through participation in a Department approved barrier mosquitocide training program.


Online Training: (AVAILABLE NOW!)
Online line training is being provided by the University of Illinois Pesticide Safety Education Program (PSEP).  Registration for mosquito training will be available via the following link.  (After clicking, please go to the Online training section and click on Online Commercial Training Courses.  Follow the instructions to register.)

https://extension.illinois.edu/psep/training-and-testing

 

In-person training:
A limited number of In-Person training venues are being offered at our pesticide applicator workshops.   The mosquito training offered at these in-person workshops will qualify for compliance with barrier mosquitocide training requirements.  Currently, the following locations will provide mosquito training.

March 9 – Rockford, IL
April 19 – Matteson, IL

To register for an in-person training, please CLICK on the following link and look for commercial in-person training registration.

https://extension.illinois.edu/psep/training-and-testing

 

Lawn Markers/Posting:

  • A commercial applicator must erect, immediately following application of the barrier mosquitocide, a lawn marker at the usual point or points of entry for residential properties. 
  • The lawn marker shall consist of a 4 inch by 5 inch sign, vertical or horizontal, attached to the upper portion of a dowel or other supporting device with the bottom of the maker extending no less than 12 inches above the turf.
  • The lawn marker shall be white and lettering on the lawn marker shall be in a contrasting color.  The marker shall state on one side, in letter of not less than 3/8 inch, one of the following:
    •  
      • LAWN CARE APPLICATION
        STAFF OFF TREATED SURFACE UNTIL DRY
        FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
        NAME AND BUSINESS TELEPHONE NUMBER

         
      • BARRIER MOSQUITOCIDE APPLICATION
        STAFF OFF GRASS UNTIL DRY
        FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
        NAME AND BUSINESS TELEPHONE NUMBER
         
  • The lawn marker shall be removed and discarded by the property owner or resident on the day following the application.

 

Homeowner Notification:

  • A commercial applicator of a barrier mosquitocide shall provide, upon request, a copy of the pesticide registration label and the safety data sheet for the applied product.
  • Any neighbor whose property abuts or is adjacent to the property of a customer of a commercial applicator of a barrier mosquitocide may receive prior notification of an application by contacting the applicator and providing their name, address, and telephone number.
    • Notice must be made at least the day before a scheduled application.
    • Notice must disclose the date and approximate time of application.
      • Notice shall be made in writing, in person, by telephone or electronic message.
    • If notice is unable to be provided because of the absence or inaccessibility of the individual, at the time of application, the commercial applicator shall leave written notice at the residence of the person requesting notification.

 

Automatic Mosquito Misting System:

No person shall install or use any residential automatic pesticide misting system.

  1. Residential Automatic Pesticide Misting System – means any device that is designed to be installed on, near, or around the exterior of any residential dwelling or the grounds of a residential dwelling and to automatically spray any pesticide solution at timed intervals.

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