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Resources for Applicators

Most commercial applicators and many private pesticide applicators are expected to meet the competency levels set by the Commonwealth of Virginia as certified pesticide applicators. Applicators and handlers (mostly farmers) not seeking to be certified pesticide applicators in Virginia, will still need to obtain a competency level in handling pesticides. These individuals are encouraged to take advantage of the training available through Virginia Cooperative Extension in pesticide safety education even if they do not choose to be certified. Also, the resources offered here include a variety of common best management practices that all pesticide applicators should follow. For additional information applicable to certified applicators, go to our page entitled "Pesticide Applicator Information."

Resources available through Virginia Cooperative Extension

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Hurricane Season: Preparing For a Flood or Storm
Be prepared for an emergency -- Protecting Your Chemical Storage Area from Storms and Floods.
Training - MANUALS

ORDER Virginia Certified Pesticide Applicator Training Manuals!

WPS Training Media

Training - Certification

Training options for those seeking certification as pesticide applicators in Virginia.

Training - Recertification
Consumer WARNING - Unregistered Pesticide Products!
Consumers should use caution when buying pest control products. EPA exempts a number of products called "25b" pesticides from registration. Many of these products lack sufficient safety and use information. Many are marketed with false and misleading claims. Avoid buying from door-to-door, online, or telephone sellers. When shopping in your local store, make sure any product you buy has a EPA Registration Number on the label. With bed bugs, brown-marmorated stinkbugs, mosquitoes, and Asian lady beetles affecting our daily lives, we are seeing more "snake-oil" products. If in doubt, contact your local Extension agent for assistance.
VTPP Consumer Newsletter

A newsletter for consumers with questions about pesticides in and around the home.  To view the issues, please click HERE.

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