- Author: Lisa A Blecker
[From the December 2015 issue of the UC IPM Green Bulletin]
On August 5, 2015, EPA released a proposal to revise the standards for both commercial and private certified pesticide applicators. In California this rule would affect anyone with an applicator certification or license through the Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR), the Department of Public Health (DPH), the Structural Pest Control Board (SPCB), or the County Agricultural Commissioner's office (CAC).
Affected licenses include:
- Qualified Applicator Certificate...
[From the April 2014 issue of the UC IPM Green Bulletin newsletter]
Many consumers are asking for environmentally-friendly services when they hire companies to manage pests in and around their homes. Likewise, a number of California municipalities, institutions, and school systems are requiring pest management contractors to provide evidence of an IPM certification or to follow specific IPM practices. At the same time, advocacy groups such as “GotAnts? Get S.E.R.I.O.U.S.” http://www.gotantsgetserious.org/ are encouraging.../span>