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Ohio Pesticide Safety Education Program


Commercial Pesticide Applicator

A commercial applicator applies pesticides for hire or on publicly accessible sites such as golf courses, apartment complexes, restaurants, schools, etc. Also includes applicators who work for a government agency. Commercial applicators must be licensed to use both restricted and general use products. Want to learn more about becoming a licensed commercial applicator? Click here for the license procedure.

For information on the 2016 Commercial Pesticide Applicator Recertification Conferences, click here.

Here are some helpful resources for regulatory requirements for commercial pesticide applicators:

Recordkeeping Requirements - for commercial pesticide applicators

Trained Serviceperson - requirements for unlicensed applicators working under the supervision of a licensed applicator

Lawn Postings - requirement for turf applicators

Ohio IPM Standard - Integrated Pest Managment (IPM) standards for Ohio businesses or applicators offering IPM services or organizations or agencies claiming to be using IPM. Agriculture uses are excluded from this standard.

Pesticide Use in Schools- Ohio rules for pesticide use inside of classroom buildings for K-12 school districts. Also includes building perimeter treatments.

Labels and Products - databases for registered pesticides

Pest Management - resources for managing weeds, insects, disease, and other pests

Soil Fumigation - website for training required for licensed Ohio pesticide who are planning to use the following soil fumigants: methyl bromide, chloropicrin, 1,3-dichloropropene plus chloropicrin, dazomet, and meta sodium and metam potassium

Pesticide Labels and Products

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