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What is a pesticide?

California Department of Pesticide Regulation - Pesticide Information

What is a Pesticide? - English  Spanish

How do I know if I am hiring a pest control business with a current license and registration?

Pest Control Businesses and Maintenance Gardeners

A current list of the Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) licensed pest control businesses and maintenance gardeners can be found here.

Structural Pest Control Businesses

You can verify a structural pest control business license here on the Structural Pest Control Board website.

Current Registrations

Please contact our office at (650) 363-4700 to verify a business registration.

How do I register to do pest control for hire in San Mateo County?

Pest Control Registration

For the 2022 registration season, we have moved to an online registration system on CalAgPermits. Starting December 1, 2021, please log in to your CalAgPermits online account to find a new registration option on the dashboard. If you need an online account or help logging-in, please contact us at (650) 363-4700 or via email at SMateoAg@smcgov.org. 

Registration forms and step by step instructions can be found here.

Online registration is strongly encouraged. However, mail-in registration forms will also still be accepted by our department. 

What can I expect during a headquarters inspection?

Growers, Municipalities, Dealers, and Pest Control Advisors

Click here to see the form containing the main regulations enforced during a headquarters inspection.

Agricultural and Structural Pest Control Businesses

Click here to see the form containing the main regulations enforced during a headquarters inspection.

What can my employees expect during a pesticide application inspection?

Agricultural Pest Control Businesses and Maintenance Gardeners

Click here to see the form containing the main regulations enforced during a pesticide application inspection.

Structural Branch 1 Companies

Click here to see the form containing the main regulations enforced during a pesticide application inspection.

Structural Branch 2 and 3 Companies

Click here to see the form containing the main regulations enforced during a pesticide application inspection.

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