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It’s the fifth Friday Five, so that means we have the answers to half of the 50 states! If you haven’t seen a blog from this series before, the Friday Five answers your most commonly asked question across all of our platforms: “Do I need a license to professionally apply natural products in my state?” You can check out our up-to-date list of all the states’ answers on this page. Today, I’m writing about the states of Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Dakota, and Oklahoma. 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. Use this blog and our webpage as guidance to help you investigate your relevant laws, regulations, and rules.
Check out the answers for this week!
Do I need a license to apply 25(b) – Natural products – for commercial services in Louisiana?
In the state of Louisiana, you will need a license and certification in order to apply any pesticide for a fee. The Pesticide Licensing and Certification page on the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry’s website has all the info you need to know on pest control licensing in their state!
Do I need a license to apply 25(b) – Natural products – for commercial services in Mississippi?
Yes. The State of Hospitality requires you to have a pest control license to commercially apply (even for natural products). The Mississippi Statutes outline the law in great detail. Check it out!
Do I need a license to apply 25(b) – Natural products – for commercial services in Missouri?
You indeed will need a license in the state of Missouri. Regardless of the status of the product, an individual applying pesticides for hire will need a commercial applicator license.
Check out the Commercial Applicator page on the Missouri Department of Agriculture’s website to find out what steps you need to take to get your license.
Do I need a license to apply 25(b) – Natural products – for commercial services in North Carolina?
Do you notice a trend? If not, the answer is yes, you will need a license. North Carolina states that if you will be applying any pesticide for hire, you need to have a commercial applicator license. Specifically, if you will be spraying to rid of mosquitoes and ticks, you will need that license under the public health category.
For information on certification on licensing, visit the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ website.
Do I need a license to apply 25(b) – Natural products – for commercial services in Oklahoma?
For a short answer, yes you do. The State of Oklahoma requires you to have a pest control license if you are going to charge for your services.
For the longer answer, check out the Oklahoma Combined Pesticide Laws and Rules.
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!