This category includes applicators using or supervising the use of any pesticides in, on, or around food-handling establishments, human dwellings, institutions, such as schools and hospitals, industrial establishments, including warehouses and grain elevators, and any other structures and adjacent areas, public or private, and for the protection of stored, processed, or manufactured products or structures. Performing "structural pest control activities" includes, but is not limited to, the use of any pesticide in, on, under, or immediately adjacent to any structure with the intent to prevent, destroy, repel or otherwise mitigate any pest or engaging in any other activities intended or claimed to mitigate pests in structures including the installation of devices. Structural pest control activities also includes the soliciting, advertising, or making of sales proposals in any form for any services involving the use of pesticides in, on, under, or immediately adjacent to any structure with the intent to prevent, destroy, repel, or otherwise mitigate any pest. (SCPCA)
A license is required for applicators working in this category on someone else's property unless they are working under the supervision of someone who is properly licensed. Use of either a Restricted Use Pesticide (RUP) or a general use pesticide will require a license.
- The use of EPA-registered disinfectants for ordinary or disaster recovery cleaning purposes is not a structural pest control activity, provided that no claims are made for the control of pests in the structure.
- The application of EPA-registered cleaning agents to the interior of ductwork as part of an ordinary cleaning process is not a structural pest control activity, provided that no claims are made for the control of pests in the structure or in the ductwork.
- The installation of animal traps in structures for the control of nuisance vertebrate pests other than commensal rodents (e.g. rats and mice) is not a structural pest control activity.
- Making an inspection for or issuing the Official South Carolina Wood Infestation Report, which must be issued by a licensed applicator as detailed below, is a structural pest control activity
- Making pesticide treatment recommendations is a structural pest control activity.
- The inspection of a structure for the purposes of rendering an opinion as a consultant or expert regarding structural damage due to insects or other organisms, the adequacy of previous treatment or inspection, or similar issues regulated under these Regulations is not a structural pest control activity.
This category includes individuals using or supervising the use of a restricted us fumigant for pest control.
There are currently no "Learning Objectives" established for Category 7 Industrial, Institutional, Structural and Health-Related Pest Control. This manual includes the following Units and Chapters:
Unit 1 General Pest Control
Unit 2 Pest Control in Food-Processing Plants
Unit 3 Pest Control Arithmetic
Unit 4 Commodity and Structural Fumigation
Unit 5 Safety
Unit 6 Environmental Consideration
There is currently no "Test Your Knowledge" section developed for Category 7 Industrial, Institutional, Structural and Health-Related Pest Control.