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What it takes to get into the pest control business?

I get a lot of calls from people asking What it takes to get into the pest control business or technicians wanting to become pest control operators.

Starting a pest control business

Since pest control licensing is governed mostly by individual states here is a list of links for each state.

Alabama http://agi.alabama.gov/divisions/pesticide-management/professional-services

Alaska https://dec.alaska.gov/eh/pest/index.htm

Arizona http://www.sb.state.az.us/

Arkansas http://plantboard.arkansas.gov/PlantIndustry/Pages/StructuralPestControl.aspx

California http://www.pestboard.ca.gov/

Colorado http://www.cepep.colostate.edu/index.htm

Connecticut http://www.ct.gov/deep/cwp/view.asp?A=2710&Q=324260

Delaware http://dda.delaware.gov/pesticides/Pest_businessLicensing.shtml

District Of Columbia http://doee.dc.gov/publication/preliminary-application-certification-pesticide-applicator

Florida http://www.freshfromflorida.com/Divisions-Offices/Agricultural-Environmental-Services/Consumer-Resources/Consumer-Protection/Pest-Control/Pest-Control-Compliance-Assistance

Georgia http://agr.georgia.gov/1pesticide-applicator-licensing-and-certification.aspx

Hawaii http://cca.hawaii.gov/pvl/boards/pestcontrol/application_publications/

Idaho

Illinois http://dph.illinois.gov/topics-services/environmental-health-protection/structural-pest-control

Indiana https://www.isco.purdue.edu/pesticide/how_do_i_ca_3b.html

Iowa http://www.iowaagriculture.gov/pesticides.asp

Kansas https://agriculture.ks.gov/divisions-programs/pesticide-fertilizer/pesticide-applicator

Kentucky http://www.kyagr.com/consumer/structural-branch.html

Louisiana http://www.ldaf.state.la.us/ldaf-programs/pesticide-environmental-programs/pesticide-licensing-and-certification/

Maine http://www.maine.gov/dacf/php/pesticides/applicators/licensing.html

Maryland http://mda.maryland.gov/plants-pests/Pages/Pesticide-Applicator-Certification-and-Business-Licensing-Requirements.aspx

Massachusetts http://www.mass.gov/eea/agencies/agr/pesticides/pesticide-applicator-licensing-and-certification-renewals.html

Michigan http://www.michigan.gov/mdard/0,4610,7-125-1569_16988_35289—,00.html

Minnesota http://www.mda.state.mn.us/licensing/licensetypes/pesticideapplicator.aspx

Mississippi https://www.mdac.ms.gov/bureaus-departments/plant-industry/regulation-professional-services/regulation-professional-services/

Missouri http://agriculture.mo.gov/plants/pesticides/licensing.php

Montana http://agr.mt.gov/agr/Programs/Pesticides/Licensing/

Nebraska http://www.nda.nebraska.gov/pesticide/applicator_testing.html

Nevada http://agri.nv.gov/Pest-Control/

New Hampshire http://agriculture.nh.gov/divisions/pesticide-control/licensing.htm

New Jersey http://www.nj.gov/dep/enforcement/pcp/bpo-pesticide-links.htm

New Mexico http://www.nmda.nmsu.edu/pesticides/guide/

New York http://www.dec.ny.gov/permits/209.html

North Carolina http://ncagr.gov/SPCAP/structural/index.htm

North Dakota http://www.ag.ndsu.nodak.edu/aginfo/pesticid/cert_info.htm

Ohio http://www.agri.ohio.gov/apps/odaprs/pestfert-prs-index.aspx

Oklahoma http://www.oda.state.ok.us/cps-overviewhome.htm

Oregon http://www.oregon.gov/oda/programs/pesticides/licensing/pages/pesticidelicensing.aspx

Pennsylvania http://extension.psu.edu/pests/pesticide-education/applicators/certification/brochure

Rhode Island http://web.uri.edu/pse/pat-training/

South Carolina http://www.clemson.edu/public/regulatory/pesticide_regulation/departmental_areas/index.html

South Dakota https://sdda.sd.gov/ag-services/pesticide-program/certification-licensing-registration/licensing-and-education/

Tennessee https://www.tn.gov/agriculture/article/ag-businesses-certification

Texas https://texasagriculture.gov/RegulatoryPrograms/Pesticides/StructuralPestControlService/StructuralPestControlLicensing.aspx

Utah http://ag.utah.gov/pesticide-applicators-licensing.html

Vermont http://agriculture.vermont.gov/pesticide_regulation/applicator_dealer_resources

Virginia http://www.vapesticidesafety.com/certification.shtml

Washington http://agr.wa.gov/PestFert/LicensingEd/

West Virginia https://wvplants.wvda.us/Index.aspx

Wisconsin http://datcp.wi.gov/Plants/Pesticides/Licenses/

Wyoming http://wyagric.state.wy.us/online-training/236

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