Pesticide Safety School schedule available

Published 3:05 pm Saturday, April 13, 2019

The spring 2019 Pesticide Safety School Schedule is now available for registrants who are seeking initial licensing in one or more pesticide subcategories. The Pesticide Safety School will be held in Manteo, April 24-25 and will include the opportunity to be licensed in the areas of Ornamental & Turf Pest Control and Public Health Control.

Ornamental & Turf Pest Control is for pesticide applicators using pesticides in the maintenance and production of ornamentals, shade trees and turf. The category includes commercial pesticide application work on home lawns, public grounds, parks, shade trees, golf courses, cemeteries and in greenhouses.

Public Health Control is for applicators using pesticides outdoors to protect human health, (e.g., fogging for mosquitoes, spraying outside for flies, controlling roots in sewers).

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Register for the Pesticide Safety School at For questions about licensing, contact the North Carolina Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services’ Pesticide Section at 919-733-3556.