Does my company need a Pesticide Application Business License to apply sanitizers and disinfectants?

If your business does not offer sanitization or disinfection services for hire, your firm is not required to obtain a Pesticide Application Business License (PABL) from MDARD.  Some examples include, but aren’t limited to, schools, municipalities, and store employees treating their own store.

If your business does offer sanitation or disinfection services for hire, you may need a PABL:

a) A PABL is required when applying “General Use” sanitizers and disinfectants outdoors, to cooling towers, or when there is potential for movement to surface or groundwater.Some examples include spraying sidewalks or playground equipment with a disinfectant.

b) A PABL is required when applying “Restricted Use” pesticides regardless of where the pesticide is applied.

c) A PABL is not required when applying “General Use” sanitizers and disinfectants indoors, if there is no potential for movement to affect surface or groundwater. Click here for additional information.