Next Board Meeting: April 19, 2019
2019 Non-Agricultural Pesticide Notification Registry [PDF or XLS spreadsheet] If you use the Excel file, use extreme caution in sorting the data, because improper sorting techniques can irreparably jumble the fields.
The Board is considering amendments to seven chapters and the repeal of one chapter. Written comments accepted until 8:00 am Monday, March 25. More information
BPC Online Portal
The BPC Online Portal provides access to all Pesticide Applicator information, such as license expiration dates, exam scores, credits earned. The site can also be used to apply for exams and licenses and to renew licenses.Go here to get started.
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Worker Protection Training videos for Greenhouse Workers and Handlers created by Pennsylvania Office of Rural Health at Penn State
Browntail Moth—The caterpillars of the browntail moth release tiny hairs that cause itchy rashes and sometimes respiratory distress. In July and August the moths can be seen on structures. They have a wingspread of about 1 1/2 inches and are strongly attracted to light. Wings and midsection are pure white while the abdomen (rear part of the body) is brown with a conspicuous tuft of brown hairs at the tip. Fall is a good time to plan for next year—learn about removing nests during the winter.
- Information from the Maine Forest Service
- Brochure [PDF]
- List of Licensed Pesticide Applicators Willing to treat Browntail Moth, Hemlock Woolly Adelgid and/or Other Pests [PDF]
- List of Arborists willing to PRUNE browntail webs in the winter [PDF]
Useful Information on our Website
- Public Health and Pesticides. Includes DEP General Permits related to the use of pesticides for control of mosquito-borne diseases.
- Medical Marijuana and Pesticides.
- Pollinator Protection
- Environmental Risk Advisory Committee
- Important Warning Regarding Persistent Herbicides [PDF]; Herbicide Carryover Customer Acknowledgement Sample Form [PDF]
- Licensing and Certification (Applicators and Distributors)
- Pesticide Registration
- Water Quality Program
- School IPM
- Worker Protection Standard
- Best Management Practices
- Maine YardScaping Partnership
- Bt Corn
- Container Recycling
- Obsolete Pesticide Collection
- Municipalities with Pesticide Ordinances
- Aquatic Herbicides
- Critical Pesticide Control Areas
- Pesticide Notification: Your Rights and Responsibilities
- Chapter 26—Standards for Indoor Pesticide Applications and Notification for All Occupied Buildings Except K-12 Schools
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Licensing Brochure [PDF]
List of Licensed Companies Offering Mosquito and Tick Control (GotPests site)
links to useful sites
GotPests.org (ID and facts sheets for pests-Maine IPM Council)
TTY Users: call Maine Relay 711
The BPC offices are located on the 3rd floor of the Marquardt building at 32 Blossom Lane, Augusta