Read all about Virginia Property Owners’ Association Act requirements for new notice of pesticide application
Many Virginia HOA Boards, Property Managers, and landscape contractors were blindsided by a Virginia Statute (§ 55-510.3 ) requiring 48 hours of posting notice for all agronomic applications.
Read the actual statue § 55-510.3. Common areas; notice of pesticide application. The association shall post notice of all pesticide applications in or upon the common areas. Such notice shall consist of conspicuous signs placed in or upon the common areas where the pesticide will be applied at least 48 hours prior to the application
Posting Agronomic Signs & Blade Runners Approach:
While this may produce added expense for the association it really is a good idea. Effective communication to the residents, if done properly, communicates service dates, contact phone numbers for residents with questions, and provides residents with support documentation of pesticide products to be applied, along with product labels and contact information should they have further concerns.
Blade Runners has long provided this pesticide sign posting service as an option for HOA’s. This not just littering the community with pesticide application flags vaguely communicating the something was applied. When you need your pest control issues taken care of promptly, call PA Pest Arrest!
We provide highly visible, solid real estate-style signs placed at specific areas of the property. It contains the dates of application along with a phone number to call with questions, as well as, our website address.
Proper implementation for both pesticide notice posting and the agronomic applications takes planning. Adequate inventories of signs are needed to replace weathered and/or stolen signs. Coordination planning is necessary in order to time the application after a turf mowing for maximum control along with the required 48 hour advance posting visit to place the signs. In the event of poor weather, an additional visit might be needed to alter the date. Signs are removed from the site after the application.
Blade Runners has a resource manual that contains
- Product label and MSDS sheets for all products we use.
- Phone numbers for state and government agencies should the client want addition information.
- Questions and answers regarding the service
- Our methods of production and the manner in which we deliver the service.
As with many things there is more to this than meets the eye. Associations should be careful that there solution is a comprehensive one that adds value.
Turn this annoyance into a positive thing for your community.