Pesticide & Environmental Programs Updated:07/2013

The Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry (LDAF) is designated as the state’s lead agency in the regulation of pesticide use and application. The LDAF's Pesticide and Environmental Programs Division is responsible for licensing and training pesticide applicators, overseeing worker protection, registering pesticides for sale in the state and working to minimize unnecessary impacts by pests to agriculture and society in general while protecting human health, the environment, and endangered and threatened species as mandated by the federal law. 

The mission of the Pesticide and Environmental Programs Division ensures the proper labeling, distribution, storage, transportation, use, application, and disposal of pesticides within the state of Louisiana through fair and equitable implementation and enforcement of all applicable state and federal laws. 

Through the Advisory Commission on Pesticides and the Structural Pest Control Commission, the division investigates and brings actions against those charged with violations of pesticide laws, rules and regulations.

Pesticide Programs - Advisory Commission on Pesticides: Pesticide Registration, Certification & Training, Storage, Spills, School Integrated Pest Management (IPM) plans, etc.) 

Structural Pest Control Programs - Structural Pest Control Commission: State Law, LDAF Rules & Regulations: General Pest Control, Commercial Vertebrate Control, Termite Control & Fumigation of Structures, Ships & Commodities

Pesticide / Structural Pest Control Forms

Organic Certification Cost Reimbursement Program

Louisiana Pesticide Law (RS 3:201-3389) (Website)

What You Need to Know About Pesticides and Your Health in Louisiana

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Contact Pesticide & Environmental Programs

Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry
P.O. Box 3596
Baton Rouge, LA  70821-3596
Phone: 225-925-3763
Fax: 225-925-3760

Service Area

Statewide Program in:
  • Louisiana