Do you apply Pesticides as part of your maintenance gardening business?

Pesticides are defined as any material used to control pests such as weeds, insects, fungi and rodents.  Products such as Round Up and Gopher Getter are considered to be pesticides.  If you do not apply any pesticides as part of your service, you are not required to be licensed with the California Department of Pesticide Regulation.

State law requires all businesses that apply pesticides, even those making incidental applications during their primary landscaping gardening tasks, be licensed by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation. Licensing requirements include having a properly qualified and trained applicator familiar with safe pesticide application practices and current pesticide laws.  (read more in Overview - English or Spanish)

The steps are outlined in the following brochures: