Industrial, Institutional, Structural and Health-Related Pest Control

Category Definition Category 7A Industrial, Institutional, Structural, and Health-Related Pest Control

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)
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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
  5. Making pesticide treatment recommendations is a structural pest control activity.
  6. 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.
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.

Category 7B Fumigation

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

 

Test Your Knowledge

There is currently no "Test Your Knowledge" section developed for Category 7 Industrial, Institutional, Structural and Health-Related Pest Control.

Selected Web Sites The following are web links containing information pertaining to Category 7 Industrial, Institutional, Structural and Health-Related Pest Control:


Resources found at Clemson University
  1. Extension Household & Structural Urban Entomology
  2. Regulatory Services Department of Pesticide Regulation
  3. Exension Pesticide Information Program
  4. Rodent Control Safety Checklist (PDF) - from an article by Paul J. Bello in Palmetto Pestalk, January 2002.
  5. Extension Pesticide Information Program links to pesticide labels, MSDSheets, and chemical fact sheets
  6. Extension Pesticide Information Program links to listings and information about restricted use pesticides (RUPs).
Other selected South Carolina resources found on the Web
  1. South Carolina Pest Control Association
  2. Directory of South Carolina Pest Management Professionals - Includes "Current Pest Watch" and "Educational Links".
Other selected National resources found on the Web
  1. EPA List of Pests of Significant Public Health Importance - Section 28(d) of FIFRA requires EPA, in coordination with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, to identify pests of significant public health importance. 32 page PDF. (9/11/02)
  2. Insects Limited, Ltd.
  3. National Pest Management Association
  4. PestWeb