Obtaining a Pest Control Business License

Additional pest control licensing information can be found in our Commercial Licensing Guide


Requirements for starting a Pest Control business  

  • Each business must employ a Primary Principal license holder who:
    • Has two years licensed experience in the category applied, or six months licensed experience and at least 16 college credit hours in biological sciences with at least 8 hours related directly to pest control
    • Must pass a fingerprint background check
    • Must pass principal license examinations
  • Provide Proof of insurance  
  • State Business License from Nevada Secretary of State (Nevada SilverFlume)
  • Submit a complete Business License Application Packet
  • Submit a Principal Test Application showing licensed experience and college transcripts if applicable. You will be notified by email when your application is processed.
  • Pass Examinations  
  • Obtain and submit a fingerprint background check packet from the Sparks or Las Vegas office.
    • Note: background checks take 6-8 weeks to complete, results are valid for 90 days after completion 
  • Submit a Company Name Application. You will be notified by email when you application is processed.
  • Submit a complete Business License Application Packet including a License Application for the Primary Principal, a Nevada Certificate of Insurance, and a License Application for each operator employed by the company, if applicable