Know What’s Going On The Lawn

The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) invites homeowners and renters to sign up for 2024 growing season notices in the landscape pesticide registry through February 1, 2024.

Registrants receive advance notice from commercial lawn care companies that apply pesticides to lawns, trees, and shrubs to nearby properties. You can submit addresses you want to receive notifications for that are located on your block or adjacent blocks. There is no cost to register, and new registration is required each year. To register online or submit a paper application by mail, visit DATCP’s website.

The landscape pesticide registry will start March 15, 2024, when pesticide applicators are required to notify registrants at least 12 hours in advance of treating nearby properties. The registry only applies to commercial landscape applications. The registry does not apply to:

  • Homeowners or landlords who do their own pesticide applications
  • Pesticide applications to the inside or outside of buildings; including around a workplace, school, or daycare center
  • Pesticide use in agriculture

“Pesticide” is a broad term that can include herbicides, fungicides, and insecticides. To learn more about the landscape pesticide registry, visit DATCP’s website. The registry is a service offered by DATCP. For the 2023 growing season, more than 4,500 addresses were registered to receive notice.