Licence Categories

How do I decide which Exterminator Licence Category I need under Ontario's Pesticide Licensing System?

 

There are three types of exterminator licences: Land, Structural and Water. Within these three types, there are 12 Licence Categories -- each a defined pest management activity, plus three limited licence categories under fumigation. The certification you need depends on the type of pest management activity you will do. The following will help you decide which licence category you need.
 

 

Land Licences

Structural Licences

Water Licences

 

  • Landscape
  • Forestry
  • Industrial Vegetation
  • Agriculture
  • Aerial

 

 

  • Fumigation – General
  • Fumigation – Soil
  • Fumigation– Commodity
  • Fumigation – Vault
  • Structural
  • Termite
  • Greenhouse/Interior Plant

 

  • Aquatic Vegetation
  • Mosquito/Biting Flies
  • Fish/Mollusc

 

 

Exterminator’s Licence – Land

 


Licence

Pesticides authorized under the licence

Conditions for use

Landscape

All pesticides, except for fumigant gases.

Use in a land extermination to maintain turf or ornamental plantings on residential, recreational, commercial or public land or to maintain ornamental plants intended for sale, including the following uses:

  • Use on the outside of buildings or structures for the purpose of exterminating pests directly associated with turf or ornamental plantings.
  • Maintenance of treed areas not exceeding one hectare in size.
  • Use for the purpose of maintaining rights of way or easements that are not related to public works.

Forestry

Any pesticide that is not a fumigant gas.

Use in a land extermination performed for the purpose of forestry.

Industrial Vegetation

All herbicides, insecticides and fungicides, except for fumigant gases.

  • Use in a land extermination to control vegetation if the extermination is performed for the benefit of a public work or to allow access to a public work.
  • Use of herbicides to control roots in sewers.
  • Use of insecticides and fungicides on inground wooden poles only.

Agriculture

Any pesticide that is not a fumigant gas, other than for a fumigant gas that contains aluminum phosphide.

  • Use in a land extermination for agricultural operations.
  • Use in a structure used for agricultural operations to control pests of farm animals.
  • Use of aluminum phosphide in groundhog burrows on an agricultural operation to control groundhogs.

Aerial

Any pesticide that is registered for use in an aerial application according to the directions on the pesticide's label.

Use in a land extermination or water (with certain requirements) extermination performed by aerial application.

 

 

Exterminator’s Licence – Structural

 

 

Licence

Pesticides authorized under the licence

Conditions for use

Fumigation General

  • fumigant gases
  • chloropicrin

Use in any type of fumigation.

Fumigation Soil

  • fumigant gases
  • chloropicrin

 

Use in any of the following:

  • A fumigation of soil inside a building with gas enclosed under a covering that suppresses the release of gas.
  • A fumigation of soil that is not inside a building, with gas enclosed under a covering that suppresses the release of gas.

No use in fumigation of rodent burrows.

Fumigation Commodity

  • aluminum phosphide
  • magnesium phosphide
  • phosphine
  • A mixture of carbon dioxide and any of the following: aluminum phosphide, magnesium phosphide, or phosphine.
  • Insecticides, including suspensions in air that are Class 3, 4, 5, 6 or 7 pesticides that are labelledfor use in the extermination of pests associated with the commodity being fumigated.

Use in a fumigation of a commodity or other structural extermination of pests associated with a commodity.

The commodity must be enclosed in a container including a shipping container, silo, bin, vehicle or vault or under a covering that suppresses the release of gas.

Fumigation Vault

  • methyl bromide
  • ethylene oxide
  • carbon dioxide

Use in a fumigation in a vault.

Structural

All pesticides (including fumigants and suspensions in air) except for the following:

  • fumigant gases
  • chloropicrin
  • termiticides
  • herbicides
  • Use in any structural extermination, except for an extermination to control pests of plants.
  • Use in a land extermination for the control of pests of farm animals on an agricultural operation.
  • Use in a land extermination for the control of mammals, birds or arthropods on or near a waste disposal site within the meaning of the Environmental Protection Act.

Termite

All termiticides (including fumigants and suspensions in air) except for the following:

  • fumigant gases
  • chloropicrin

Use in a structural extermination to prevent or control termites.

Greenhouse/Interior Plant

All pesticides (including fumigants and suspensions in air) except for the following:

  • fumigant gases
  • chloropicrin
  • termiticides

Use in a structural extermination to control pests of plants growing inside greenhouses and other buildings or structures including the use in areas on or immediately surrounding greenhouses, buildings or structures.

 

Exterminator’s Licence - Water

 

Licence

Pesticides authorized under the licence

Conditions for use

Aquatic Vegetation

Herbicides

Use in a water extermination for the control of aquatic vegetation/weeds.

Mosquito/Biting Flies

Insecticides labelled for use in an extermination of mosquitoes or other biting flies

Use in a water extermination to control mosquito and other biting fly larva.
 

Use in land extermination of the adult stage of mosquitoes and other biting flies.

Fish/Mollusc

Pesticides labelled for use in a water extermination of fish, sea lamprey or molluscs.

Use in a water extermination to control fish, sea lamprey or molluscs.