The ban prohibits the sale and use of pesticides for cosmetic purposes on
lawns, gardens, parks and school yards, and includes many herbicides,
fungicides and insecticides. Over 250 products will be banned for sale and
more than 80 pesticide ingredients will be banned for cosmetic uses.
There are exceptions for public health or safety reasons such as fighting
West Nile Virus, killing stinging insects like wasps, or controlling poison
ivy and other plants poisonous to the touch. Other exceptions include
agriculture and forestry.