Pest Management Program for Suffolk County Properties

The Pest Management Program for Suffolk County Properties Community Advisory Committee (CAC) was established by Suffolk County Code Chapter 380-5 which phases out pesticide use on County properties. The CAC is charged with the responsibility of overseeing the implementation of Local Law No. 34-1999 by the Suffolk County Department of Health Services. The committee consists of nine appointed members and other non-appointed members. The committee meets once a month and meetings are open to the community. The committee is involved in such tasks as seeking alternative solutions to pesticide use, reviewing emergency waivers and exemptions from the law, conducting research projects and collaborating an inventory of pesticides for the County. Each year the CAC submits an Annual Report to summarize their accomplishments through the year. The CAC was granted the New York State Integrated Pest Management 2001 Excellence in IPM Award for bringing together diverse groups of people to make outstanding contributions in the field of IPM. 

Contact us for more information

Tamson YehTurf and Land Management Specialist
Cornell Coopertative Extension of Suffolk County
423 Griffing Avenue, Suite 100
Riverhead, NY 11901-3071
631-727-7850 x. 240 • 
tsy3@cornell.edu