- Author: Siavash Taravati
Licensing for perimeter spraying under California's pest control laws is dependent on the situation and site (Table 1). Structural Pest Control Board (SPCB) licensees, Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) Qualified Applicator License (QAL) holders, and DPR Qualified Applicator Certificate (QAC) holders are all legally allowed to make perimeter spray applications to control ants and other pests immediately around structures. However, the intent of these applications determines the specific license needed.
If the perimeter spraying is performed to prevent the entry of ants or other insects into the structure, then a structural license is required. If the pests are coming from the lawn, then the.../h2>
[Article modified on April 13, 2019 to correct inaccuracies.]
New label changes will alter how fipronil is applied by pest management professionals (PMPs) in urban environments, particularly between November and February, during California's typical rainy season.
Concerns over continued detections in urban watersheds of fipronil, a broad-spectrum insecticide commonly used against ants and other pests, led to the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) asking certain pesticide manufacturers to modify the labels of liquid formulations of fipronil to reduce negative impacts of this pesticide on the environment. These use restrictions apply to surface...