Pest control licensing

Licensing of the pest control industry in South Australia ensures pest control operators have the required training in the use of pesticides to prevent harm to people, pets, native animals and the environment.

In South Australia, all pest control businesses, pest management technicians must be licensed by Controlled Substances Licensing (CSL) in SA Health under the Controlled Substances Act 1984 and Controlled Substances (Pesticides) Regulations 2017.

Pest control terms

The meaning of pest control terms

  • Pest control work means using a pesticide to kill, stupefy, repel, inhibit the feeding of, or modify the physiology of a pest, and includes handling a pesticide.
  • Pest control business means a business where pest control work is performed for another for fee or reward (e.g. payment in money or goods or services).
  • Pests includes insects, rodents, weeds, fungal and other pests.
  • Pesticides includes fumigants, fungicides, insecticides, rodenticides and herbicides.

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