Do you need a license to apply Natural products in Connecticut, Idaho, Iowa, Maine, and Minnesota?

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I’m back with five more state requirements for the Friday Five! The most commonly asked question across all of our platforms is “do I need a license to commercially apply 25(b) – Natural products – in my state?” In this blog, I will answer that question for the states of Connecticut, Idaho, Iowa, Maine, and Minnesota. Please understand that your state and local regulators are the only people who can give you the definitive correct answer as to which license is required. Please use this blog and our webpage as guidance to help you investigate your relevant laws, regulations, and rules.

Let’s see the answers for the following five states!

Connecticut

Do I need a license to apply 25(b) – Natural products – for commercial services in Connecticut? 

Yes, you do. Any pesticides applied commercially in the state of Connecticut require a certification for the applicator, as well as a business registration. This applies to all pesticides, including 25(b) (like Stop the Bites!), organic, and conventional products. 

Check out the Pertinent Pesticides Statutes and Regulations for the state of Connecticut for the exact rules. 

Idaho

Do I need a license to apply 25(b) – Natural products – for commercial services in Idaho? 

The short answer is yes. All persons that perform professional pesticide application (commercial applications) need to have the appropriate pesticide license and in the correct categories. The type of pesticide does not matter; if the person is applying the pesticide for compensation, then they need to have a professional Idaho pesticide applicator license along other requirements.

Those requirements are outlined in the administrative rules: IDAPA 02.03.03. Check them out for more details!

Iowa

Do I need a license to apply 25(b) – Natural products – for commercial services in Iowa? 

In the state of Iowa, if you will be spraying pesticides for hire, you must have a license and a certification. That means if you are going to do a mosquito treatment in someone’s yard, or spray a property for ticks, or apply pesticides to rid of any pests, you must have a license. See how to obtain your Applicator License and Certification on the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship’s website. 

Maine

Do I need a license to apply 25(b) – Natural products – for commercial services in Maine? 

Yes. Applicators of 25(b) products and all pesticides must be licensed if they plan on providing a service for which compensation is received. The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation, and Forestry has done an excellent job putting together a very informational website with this information. Learn all about the Board of Pesticide’s Licensing and Certification rules

Minnesota

Do I need a license to apply 25(b) – Natural products – for commercial services in Minnesota?

The “Land of 10,000 Lakes” does require a pest control license. Regardless if the product is 25(b) or not, anytime a pesticide is applied, the applicator must have the appropriate license. 

Check out the Minnesota Statute 18B.33 for a detailed explanation. Also be sure to visit this website for more information on a Commercial Pesticide Applicator License.  

Share your thoughts on these states’ requirements, or add any questions/comments in the comments section below! Also, feel free to let us know if you see any errors in factual information. 

Thanks for following the Friday Five. See you again next week! 

Check out our webpage for our up-to-date list of each state’s license requirements!

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