NY Pesticide Application Signs
(f) Visual notification. Visual notification markers must be posted by any pesticide applicator or business performing a commercial lawn application described in this section. Such markers must be at least four inches by five inches in size and letters on the markers must be at least three-eighths of an inch in height. Such markers must, by January 1, 2005, be yellow in color, have lettering which is black in color and be constructed of rigid material. All such markers must include on the front of the marker:
(1) the phrase “PESTICIDE APPLICATION,” or “PESTICIDE TREATMENT,” or “PESTICIDES APPLIED”;
(2) the specific date and time of the actual commercial lawn application, unless the date and time are provided to the property owner or owner’s agent immediately following application and prior to leaving the premises;
(3) the phrase “DO NOT ENTER”; and
(4) the phrase “DO NOT REMOVE SIGN FOR 24 HOURS”; and
(5) a prominent visual warning symbol, at least 1.5 inches in diameter, such as a person walking a dog with a slash through the symbol or a stern face with an outward facing raised open hand.
(g) Other information. The only text and image allowed on the front of the marker are those required by this regulation and the name and telephone number of the applicator business. Any other text and/or images must be placed on the back of the marker.
(h) Visual notification marker posting. Visual notification markers:
(1) must be placed such that the top of the marker is at least twelve inches above the ground; and
(2) must be placed by the pesticide applicator or business making the commercial lawn application prior to the application and remain posted for a period of not less than 24 hours following the application; and
(3) must be placed such that the front of the marker is clearly visible from outside the treated area; and
(4) must be placed not more than fifty (50) feet apart along the perimeter of the treated area in the event that markers used are between four inches by five inches in size and five inches by five inches in size; or not more than one-hundred (100) feet apart along the perimeter of the treated area in the event that markers used are at least five inches by six inches in size; and
(5) must also be placed at common points of entry adjacent to the treated areas including, but not limited to, driveways and walkways; and
(6) need not be placed at any portion of the perimeter of the treated premises or treated area which is rendered impassible by a fence, wall, hedge or similar device or natural topographic feature; provided, however, every treated premises or treated area must be marked by at least two visual notification markers, except only one visual notification marker is required when an individual tree or shrub is treated which can only be approached from one direction.
Full Regulations here.
. Effective Date of Visual Notification Marker Feature Requirements and Color of Notification Markers
Regulatory Citation: Under 6 NYCRR 325.40(f), visual notification “…markers must, by January 1, 2005, be yellow in color, have lettering which is black in color and be constructed of rigid material.”
Compliance Measures: The January 1, 2005 effective date applies to 6 NYCRR 325.40(f) and (g), which cover all marker design features and text content. The entire notification marker, front and back, must be yellow. NOTE: Statutory requirements in ECL 33-1003, regarding size and placement of notification markers as well as size of lettering on the marker and other provisions, have been in effect since 1988 and are current requirements that must continue to be complied with.