When pesticides are applied in the common areas of multiple occupancy residential complexes, residents must be notified before the application by the organiser (generally the strata or property manager or real estate agent), and during the application by the pest management technician.

If you are responsible for organising pest treatments in the common area of a multiple occupancy residential complex, you must notify residents at least 5 working days before a pesticide is applied. 

Multiple occupancy residential complexes include:

  • flats, units and apartments
  • townhouses and villas
  • caravan parks with long-term residents.

Common areas of these complexes include:

  • foyers
  • hallways
  • stairwells
  • shared laundries
  • car parks
  • roof cavities
  • building exteriors
  • sub-floor areas
  • gardens, pathways and fences.

The NSW EPA has further information on the use of pesticides in common areas.

Last updated: 15 March 2024

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