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Show use of biocides

Hygienic pests, such as rodents (brown rats, house rats and house mice) and vermin (arthropods, e.g. cockropods, flour moths, bacon beetles), contaminate food and buildings, are destroyers of supplies and foodstuffs and ultimately also cause technical defects.

The role as a trigger of allergies and, above all, as a vector function to humans and animals should not be underestimated, because pests can transmit viruses and bacteria that can cause diseases in humans and animals.

The responsibility lies with the property owner. Private owners need to turn to private pest controllers. Responsibility for municipal land lies with the respective municipalities.

The responsibility lies with the district and the independent city if health pests are detected,
This includes the necessary investigation and assessment of whether there is a well-founded risk in the specific case that there is a risk of further spread of pathogens and thus of a disease.

The use of biocidal products may only be carried out by persons who have the expertise applicable to the biocidal product in question. The requirements for expertise depend on the type of product, the applications for which the biocidal product is authorised and the potential hazard to humans and the environment.

No documentation is required.

There are no fees.

There are no deadlines to be observed.

Identification document (copy of identity document)

Copy of the certificate(s) of expertise or other qualifications according to Annex I No. 4.4 (2) of the Ordinance on Hazardous Substances - GefStoffV of all qualified persons

If applicable, a copy of the certificate(s) of attendance at the last advanced training course(s) attended in accordance with Annex I No. 4.4 (5) GefStoffV of all qualified persons, if certificates of competence are older than 6 years.

The identification of submitted arthropods (insects and arachnids) is carried out by the Pest Control Department of the Lower Saxony State Office for Consumer Protection and Food Safety for Lower Saxony offices and authorities in administrative assistance. All other submitters, such as professional pest controllers or private individuals, will be charged a fee.

For biocidal products that were allowed to be used without expertise under the old version of the GefStoffV and that require expertise under the new version of the GefStoffV, the expertise requirement under Section 25 of the GefStoffV will only apply from 28 July 2025.

Lower Saxony Ministry for the Environment, Energy and Climate Protection

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

competent Bodies

Landkreis Emsland - Fachbereich Gesundheit
Address: Ordeniederung 1 , 49716 Meppen
Postal address: Post Office Box 15 62 , 49705 Meppen
Telephone: 05931 44-0
Fax: 05931 44-3621
Transport Connection:
Station Haltestelle Kreishaus
Bus: 993

Building Access
elevator available, wheelchair-accessible

Data protection information

Landesbeauftragte für den Datenschutz Niedersachsen
Address: Prinzenstraße 5, 30159 Hannover
Telephone: +49 511 12045-00
Fax: +49 511 12045-99

Source: Serviceportal Niedersachsen (Portalverbund des Bundes und der Länder)