A commercial applicator applies pesticides for hire or on publicly accessible sites such as golf courses, apartment complexes, restaurants, schools, etc. Also includes applicators who work for a government agency. Commercial applicators must be licensed to use both restricted and general use products. To learn more about becoming a licensed commercial applicator, click here.
A private applicator applies restricted-use pesticides on his/her own land, or rented land, and produces an agricultural commodity. To learn more about becoming a licensed private applicator, click here.
For additional information, visit the Ohio Pesticide Safety Education Program website.