State Regulation 333 CMR:13:03 (PDF) provides a method for homeowners to exclude their property from public area-wide pesticide applications.The Department of Agricultural Resources (DAR) has approved changes to the pesticide exclusion regulations, and is currently working on an online form which will be available for residents to directly request exclusion from wide-area pesticide applications. There will no longer be a deadline to request exclusion. Requests will be allowed at any time of year and expire at the end of each calendar year.In addition, requests for exclusion will no longer be going to town clerks. The requests will be directly made through an online form at the Department of Agricultural Resources (DAR) and simultaneously be forwarded to Mosquito Control Districts.We encourage you to not send exclusion requests to your town clerk or The Mosquito Control District, since you will be required to re-submit these requests online once DAR has the form up on their website. Please keep an eye on our website for information on when the form becomes available. Expectations are that the form will be up and running in the next couple months, in time to submit your request before applications begin in the spring/summer.The regulation, with the highlighted changes, can be seen HERE. Scroll to Section 13.03 (page 3 of the PDF).
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