Technician Conditions

What the technician can do

  • use a Class 3 pesticide other than a suspension in air, a bird control product, rodenticide or soil  fumigant.
  • use a Class 3 pesticide that is a suspension in air, a bird control product, rodenticide or soil fumigant under direct supervision of a licensed exterminator authorized to use the pesticide.
  • use a Class 4, 5, 6, and 7 pesticide product.

 What the technician can NOT do

  • recommend pesticides to a client
  • select a pesticide for use in an extermination
  • select a method of or rate of application of a pesticide
  • use a Class 2 pesticide, or
  • use a Class 3 pesticide that is a suspension in air, a bird control product, rodenticide or soil fumigant except under direct supervision of a licensed exterminator authorized to use the pesticide.

What the supervising licensed exterminator must do

  • provide his or her name to the technician as the person responsible for supervising the technician
  • visit the job site at least once per week to observe the use of a pesticide by the technician and document that he or she observed the
    technician applying pesticides during the weekly site visit by signing off (i.e., signature, name and licence number and date) in the technician’s journal or on the work order or invoice for that extermination;
  • ensure the technician has received necessary training for the specific work that will be performed and carries out exterminations
    according to the Pesticides Act and its Regulation, and
  • ensure that a land extermination is not carried out unless all required public notifications are provided.