DEEP: Pesticide Management Program

Pesticide Management Program

Important Notice Regarding Reclassification of Neonicotinoid Pesticides
Public Act 16-17 requires that, not later than January 1, 2018, the Commissioner classify all neonicotinoids (as defined by the Act) that are labeled for treating plants, as restricted use.  Pursuant to the Act, the classification of pesticide products currently registered in Connecticut which contain clothianidin, dinotefuran, imidacloprid and thiamethoxam will be changed from general use to restricted use effective January 1, 2017. 

The Notice of Reclassification of Neonicotinoid Pesticides Used for Treating Plants and the Notice to Wholesalers/Distributors/Retailers provide a list of the affected pesticides and the schedule for implementing the Act. 

The main goal of the Pesticide Management Program is to prevent adverse human health or environmental effects from the misuse of pesticides.

Pesticide management programs include:

  • Golf Course Annual Fee
    Section 22a-54a of the Connecticut General Statutes establishes an annual fee for golf courses which have a course length of greater than 1,000 yards. This fee must be paid to the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection no later than December 31 of each year. Each golf course fee payment ($250.00) must be accompanied by a completed Golf Course Fee Payment Form (Word FormPDF Form). 

Information for Individuals/Homeowners

Pesticides Pre-notification Registry - Information and application for people wishing to register for pre-notification of pesticide application to abutting property.
Integrated Pest Management for the Homeowner 
Nuisance Aquatic Vegetation Management (PDF)
Kelly Registration Systems - Search databases for Connecticut licensed applicators, pesticide application businesses and/or pesticide product registrations.

Other Sources of Information about Pesticides

Useful Telephone Contacts

  • Poison Control Center:  1-800-222-1222
  • DEEP 24-hour Emergency Spill Reporting:  (860) 424-3338
  • Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station: (203) 974-8500

For more information, please contact the Pesticide Management Program at (860) 424-3369, or write to:

Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
Bureau of Materials Management and Compliance Assurance
Pesticide Management Program
79 Elm Street
Hartford, CT  06106-5127

Content Last Updated October 31, 2018