Exterminator/Pesticide Applicator

Exterminator/Pesticide Applicator

Federal
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
999 18th Street, Suite 500
DENVER , CO   80202-2405
(303)312-6940
Fax: (303)312-6961
Private applicator certification required to apply restricted-use pesticides for the purpose of producing any agricultural commodity on property owned or rented by the applicator or his employer. Dealers of restricted-use pesticides must register with the EPA. Commercial applicators must register with Colorado Dept. of Agriculture.
Certification and training regulations require pesticide applicators to meet certain training and/or testing requirements before they use or supervise the use of pesticides labeled “restricted use.” In addition, the pesticide label indicates how a pesticide may be used and what protective clothing or other measures may be necessary for maintaining worker safety.

Link:  http://www.epa.gov/oppfead1/safety/applicators/applicators.htm

Pesticide-Producing Establishments must be registered with the EPA and submit annual reports.

Link:  http://www.epa.gov/pesticides/regulating/pestreport.htm

State
Colorado Department of Agriculture
Division of Plant Industry
700 Kipling St #4000
Lakewood , CO   80215
(303)239-4140
Fax: (303)239-4177
Commercial Pesticide Applicator License (obtained by a business) Requirements: experience and/or education, general and category specific exams, liability insurance, and workshop requirement every 3 yrs. Fees: License fee: $350/year plus exam fee: $75/session. Exams are given every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Call for more information.

Link:  http://www.ag.state.co.us/DPI/PesticideApplicator/

Commercial Pesticide Applicator Certification: (obtained by individual to apply “restricted-use” pesticides to other than agricultural commodities) Requirements: experience and/or education, general and category specific exams and workshop required every 3 yrs. Fees: Certification fee: $75 every 3 years plus exam fee: $75 per session
Applicators must maintain records of each application as specified by Department regulations and federal law.
Certain biological pest control agents are seasonally available from the Colorado Dept. of Agriculture to help suppress weed and insect pests in the State. They can be requested by private landowners in the State, or other governmental agencies concerned with controlling the spread of exotic invaders. The insects are free of charge, but supplies can be limited and vary from one year to the next.

Link:  http://www.ag.state.co.us/dpi/insectary/BCAS/BPHome.htm

Any person who utilizes chemigation must file with the Colorado Department of Agriculture, Division of Plant Industry, an application for a chemigation permit for each irrigation system utilizing chemigation. Chemigation is the process whereby agricultural chemicals (pesticides and fertilizers) are applied to land or crops in or with water through a CLOSED irrigation system. Inspections may be conducted of permitted systems once every two years. Inspections are conducted to assure proper installation and maintenance of equipment as required by the Chemigation Act (35-11-113, C.R.S.) Annual permit fee is $45; inspection fee is $40.

Link:  http://www.ag.state.co.us/DPI/Chemigation/ChemFAQ.html

Pesticide appicators must attempt to notify any person on the Department of Agriculture’s “Registry of Pesticide-Sensitive Persons” at least 24 hours before any turf or ornamental pesticide applications are made to any property abutting a registered person’s property. (35-10-112, C.R.S.)

Link:  http://www.ag.state.co.us/DPI/forms/pa-51.pdf

State
Colorado Department of Revenue
1375 Sherman St
Denver , CO   80261
(303)238-7378
Purchases of pesticides or other substances registered by the Colorado Commissioner of Agriculture as agricultural use pesticides under the Pesticide Act are exempt from state sales and use tax and any special district sales tax when purchased from a licensed dealer. See FYI Sales #76 – Sales and Use Tax Exemption on Pesticides.

Link:  http://www.revenue.state.co.us/fyi/html/sales76.html

This exemption applies to state sales and use tax only. Unless cities and counties have adopted an ordinance or resolution to exempt pesticides, local taxes are due on the purchase or sale of pesticides.

NOTE:  Residential pest control exterminators are frequently licensed by the local governments.
NOTE:  If applicable, see HAZARDOUS MATERIALS/WASTE

Exterminator/Pesticide Applicator

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Federal
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
999 18th Street, Suite 500
DENVER , CO   80202-2405
(303)312-6940
Fax: (303)312-6961
Private applicator certification required to apply restricted-use pesticides for the purpose of producing any agricultural commodity on property owned or rented by the applicator or his employer. Dealers of restricted-use pesticides must register with the EPA. Commercial applicators must register with Colorado Dept. of Agriculture.
Certification and training regulations require pesticide applicators to meet certain training and/or testing requirements before they use or supervise the use of pesticides labeled “restricted use.” In addition, the pesticide label indicates how a pesticide may be used and what protective clothing or other measures may be necessary for maintaining worker safety.

Link:  http://www.epa.gov/oppfead1/safety/applicators/applicators.htm

Pesticide-Producing Establishments must be registered with the EPA and submit annual reports.

Link:  http://www.epa.gov/pesticides/regulating/pestreport.htm

State
Colorado Department of Agriculture
Division of Plant Industry
700 Kipling St #4000
Lakewood , CO   80215
(303)239-4140
Fax: (303)239-4177
Commercial Pesticide Applicator License (obtained by a business) Requirements: experience and/or education, general and category specific exams, liability insurance, and workshop requirement every 3 yrs. Fees: License fee: $350/year plus exam fee: $75/session. Exams are given every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Call for more information.

Link:  http://www.ag.state.co.us/DPI/PesticideApplicator/

Commercial Pesticide Applicator Certification: (obtained by individual to apply “restricted-use” pesticides to other than agricultural commodities) Requirements: experience and/or education, general and category specific exams and workshop required every 3 yrs. Fees: Certification fee: $75 every 3 years plus exam fee: $75 per session
Applicators must maintain records of each application as specified by Department regulations and federal law.
Certain biological pest control agents are seasonally available from the Colorado Dept. of Agriculture to help suppress weed and insect pests in the State. They can be requested by private landowners in the State, or other governmental agencies concerned with controlling the spread of exotic invaders. The insects are free of charge, but supplies can be limited and vary from one year to the next.

Link:  http://www.ag.state.co.us/dpi/insectary/BCAS/BPHome.htm

Any person who utilizes chemigation must file with the Colorado Department of Agriculture, Division of Plant Industry, an application for a chemigation permit for each irrigation system utilizing chemigation. Chemigation is the process whereby agricultural chemicals (pesticides and fertilizers) are applied to land or crops in or with water through a CLOSED irrigation system. Inspections may be conducted of permitted systems once every two years. Inspections are conducted to assure proper installation and maintenance of equipment as required by the Chemigation Act (35-11-113, C.R.S.) Annual permit fee is $45; inspection fee is $40.

Link:  http://www.ag.state.co.us/DPI/Chemigation/ChemFAQ.html

Pesticide appicators must attempt to notify any person on the Department of Agriculture’s “Registry of Pesticide-Sensitive Persons” at least 24 hours before any turf or ornamental pesticide applications are made to any property abutting a registered person’s property. (35-10-112, C.R.S.)

Link:  http://www.ag.state.co.us/DPI/forms/pa-51.pdf

State
Colorado Department of Revenue
1375 Sherman St
Denver , CO   80261
(303)238-7378
Purchases of pesticides or other substances registered by the Colorado Commissioner of Agriculture as agricultural use pesticides under the Pesticide Act are exempt from state sales and use tax and any special district sales tax when purchased from a licensed dealer. See FYI Sales #76 – Sales and Use Tax Exemption on Pesticides.

Link:  http://www.revenue.state.co.us/fyi/html/sales76.html

This exemption applies to state sales and use tax only. Unless cities and counties have adopted an ordinance or resolution to exempt pesticides, local taxes are due on the purchase or sale of pesticides.

NOTE:  Residential pest control exterminators are frequently licensed by the local governments.
NOTE:  If applicable, see HAZARDOUS MATERIALS/WASTE
Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (303) 892-3840 oedit.info@state.co.us
Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (303) 892-3840 oedit.info@state.co.us
Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (303) 892-3840 oedit.info@state.co.us
Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (303) 892-3840 oedit.info@state.co.us