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Pesticide Licensing and Pest Control Resources

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Pesticide License

Always check the Georgia Department of Agriculture's pesticide website for the most recent rules related to pesticide licensing. Do you:

  • Apply restricted pesticides on your land, or your employers land, only for agricultural use? You can use aPrivate Pesticide License.
  • Apply a restricted pesticide to your own or your employer's property for any use other than agricultural?You need a Commercial Applicator License, or you must be supervised by someone with a Commercial Applicator License
  • Charge a fee to apply any type of pesticide, restricted or general, to another person's property? Then you must have a Commercial Applicator License and the business owner (you or another person) must have a Pesticide Contractor License.

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