You may need this authorisation if you intend to use or possess a restricted pesticide.
A pesticide is any substance or mixture of substances used to destroy or alter the lifecycle of any pest. Pesticides are used in commercial, domestic and urban and rural environments and include bactericides, baits, fungicides, herbicides, insecticides, lures, rodenticides and repellents.
A restricted pesticide is a pesticide that may:
- have a harmful effect to humans
- have an unintended effect that is harmful to any animal, plant or to the environment
- require special knowledge, skill or qualifications in their preparation or handling
- require special equipment to use the product safely.