The Georgia Department of Agriculture (GDA) regulates all pesticides sold within the State of Georgia. We make sure that businesses and home gardeners get pesticides that comply with quality standards and are labeled correctly.
The Pesticide Program enforces state and federal laws on the use and application of pesticides. We:
Register all pesticides for sale and distribution in Georgia and inspect their producers;
Inspect dealers of restricted-use (RUP) dealers;
Coordinate a pesticide container recycling program and waste pesticide collection program.
This Pesticide Products page describes the registration of pesticides and the licensing of RUP dealers. For information on applicator and contractor requirements, see our Agricultural Pest Control page.