Is it necessary to get a license to apply pesticides?
EPA classifies pesticides into two categories: general use pesticides and restricted use pesticides. Restricted use pesticides, which make up about a quarter of total pesticides used, may be applied only by or under the direct supervision of trained and certified applicators.
Certified applicator training is available through the states. Please see the following Web page for more information: http://www.epa.gov/oppfead1/safety/applicators/howtobec.htm.
General information about applicator certification is available at http://www.epa.gov/oppfead1/safety/applicators/applicators.htm.
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- Topic #: 23002-19039
- Date Created: 6/23/2008
- Last Modified Since: 10/12/2010
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