Any product recommendations published in the Plant and Pest Advisory are made for licensed pesticide applicators, and specifically are NOT directed at homeowners. This information should not be distributed to other Master Gardeners; nor be distributed/recommended to homeowners. There is a statement on the bottom of the Plant and Pest Advisory homepage that directly cautions: “Recommendations on this site are for commercial operators and are NOT for home gardeners”.
If a homeowner wishes to apply restricted use pesticides on their own property, they must become certified and licensed as a “private pesticide applicator” by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Pesticide Control Program. If you have questions on this, please contact me.
Patricia D. Hastings
Pesticide Safety Education Program Coordinator
Rutgers NJAES Cooperative Extension
93 Lipman Drive
New Brunswick, NJ 08901