TAVARES — Lake County Extension is offering a Limited Pesticide License Certification training course and exams on Wednesday, March 23 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Lake County Agricultural Center, located at 1951 Woodlea Road in Tavares.
The training will review the Florida Department of Agricultural and Consumer Services (FDACS) publications entitled Applying Pesticides Correctly (SM001) and Ornamental and Turf Pest Control (SM007), available at http://ifasbooks.ifas.ufl.edu/.
Following the training, exams for licenses in Commercial Landscape Maintenance and Lawn and Ornamental will be given. Exams are administered only with a completed application, photo ID and license fee. If you choose to expedite the process, you can apply in advance and bring in an approval letter from the Bureau of Entomology & Pest Control. Applications are available at the following websites:
- Limited Certification for Governmental & Private Applicators - Lawn & Ornamental
A license is necessary for each government employee, business owner or their employees who apply pesticides outdoors of government or business owned buildings.
- Limited Certification for Commercial Landscape Maintenance
A license is necessary for each commercial landscape maintenance person who applies pesticides to ornamental plant beds.
The practice of commercial pest control in Florida is strictly regulated under the provisions of the Structural Pest Control Act, Chapter 482, Florida Statutes (F.S.), and is administered and enforced by the FDACS.
There is a $20 non-refundable registration fee for the class, which covers training materials. The deadline for registration is March 22.
For more information or to register for the course, contact Maggie Jarrell at (352) 343-4101 or log on to http://lakelimited.eventbrite.com/.