Pests and Pesticides

Controlling pests is an important job. When people hear of "pest management", they typically think of eradicating roaches, ants, spiders, or fleas. Pest management is far bigger than eliminating nuisances, it impacts the safety of our health, our food supplies, our fiber, our infrastructure and our forests.

The Tennessee Department of Agriculture is tasked with protecting the citizens of Tennessee through controlling the sale of restricted use pesticides to properly licensed companies and ensuring their safe and effective deployment by certified technicians.