May 02, 2013 - 08:03 PM
We get this question a lot. 99% of all EPA registered pesticides on the market are considered general use - even those that are considered Professional Grade, such as Zenprox, Demand CS and others.
Over the counter or what are considered "retail products" in many states are those products sold by retail stores and hardware stores that also sell other non-related products such as paint, food, hardware, etc.
In most states, including Texas, if you purchase specialty professional grade pesticide products that are not Restricted Use and only for your personal use (for your home, business, etc,) it is perfectly legal.
You can't however, apply ANY pesticide as a service and charge someone for it, that is where state licensing and business licensing for pest control businesses comes into play. It doesn't matter what pesticide it is. You can't apply a can of RAID to someone's home and charge them for it. That is against the law.
ePestSupply does not sell any pesticide or herbicide products that are considered Restricted Use to anyone or persons that do not hold a Certified Applicators license from the Texas Department of Agriculture or the Texas Structural Pest Control Service.
Again, what you do for yourself, for your home, business, etc, it legal as long as it is not a Restricted Use Pesticide. The pesticide container would have the words "RESTRICTED USE" if this were the case.