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Persons receiving fees for performing work related to entomology, plant pathology, horticulture, tree surgery, weed control, consultant services and professional soil classification are required to be licensed to protect consumers from fraudulent practices. Individuals engaged in these professions must meet professional standards and pass an examination given by the Bureau on these standards before they obtain a license. Pesticide applicators must carry bond and/or insurance to guarantee performance of services.

Structural pest control operators are required to issue the official Mississippi Wood Destroying Insect Report when inspecting property for a real estate transaction. All insect damage, activity and conditions conducive to wood-destroying insects must be included in the report. Properties with structural pests must be treated in accordance with specifications issued by the Bureau. A contract for a minimum of one year must be issued for each property treated.

License Categories:

WDI

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Wood destroying insect control

UPL

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Control of pests of utility poles

GRC

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General pest and rodent control

HCP

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Horticultural pest control

ORP

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Orchard pest control

DAP

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Domestic animal pest control

FUM

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Fumigation pest control

AGP

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Agricultural pest control

AGW

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Agricultural weed control

AQW

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Aquatic weed control

ROW

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Right-of-way weed control

HCW

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Horticultural weed control