Pest Control Applicator Fields and Categories


The following fields and categories are established for the licensing of pest control applicators.

    Aerial

    The use of aircraft for the application of pesticides on standing or running water, rangeland, agricultural crops, forest, idle cropland, and noncropland associated with the production of agricultural crops.

    • Insect pests (A1) - The application of insecticides, miticides and acaricides
    • Weeds (A2) - The application of herbicides and plant growth regulators.
    • Desiccants and defoliants (A3) - The application of desiccants and defoliants.
    • Fungi pests (A4) - The application of fungicides, bactericides and nematicides.  

      Agricultural Ground

      The use of ground equipment for the application of pesticides on livestock,  rangeland, agricultural crops, idle cropland and noncropland associated with the production of agricultural crops.

      • Insect pests (B1) - The application of insecticides, miticides and acaricides
      • Weeds (B2) - The application of herbicides and plant growth regulators.
      • Desiccants and defoliants (B3) - The application of desiccants and defoliants.
      • Fungi pests (B4) - The application of fungicides, bactericides and nematicides.
      • Vertebrate pests (B5) - The application of various substances on agricultural ground for the control of vertebrate pests, including, without limitation, the use of fumigants for burrowing rodents. This category does not include the control of vertebrate pests in, on or around industrial complexes, institutional complexes, dwelling units or other structures designed for use by humans, or on ornamentals or turf in, on or around such structures.

        Urban and Structural

        The use of ground equipment for the application of pesticides in urban areas and in, on or around structures.

        • Limited landscape (C1) - The control of insect pests, vertebrate pests, and plant diseases and the use of plant regulators on ornamental and turf in urban areas if the fruit trees are not used for commercial purposes.
        • Industrial and Institutional (C2) - The control of insect pests and vertebrates pests in, on or around industrial complexes, institutional complexes and dwelling units.
        • Structural (C3) - The control of wood-destroying pests, inspection for wood-destroying pests and inspection for conditions conduvive to infestations of wood-destroying pests.
        • Fumigation (C4) - The use of poisonous and lethal fumigants.
        • Aquatic (C5) - The control of insect pests, weeds and vertebrate pests in aquatic areas that are used or are intended for use in and around industrial complexes, institutional complexes and dwelling units.
        • Weeds (C6) - The control of weeds in the maintenance of landscapes, turf and rights-of-ways, including, without limitation, public roads, power lines, pipelines and railway rights-of-ways. This category does not include the control of aquatic weeds.
        • Preservation of wood (C7) - The application of pesticides directly to wood or wood products that are not a part of a habitable structure to prevent or control the degradation of the wood or wood product by a wood-destroying organism, including, without limitation, a fungus or bacterium.