What training is required for workers who apply pesticides?

Each state has mandated training and experience requirements that must be met before an individual can commercially apply pesticides. In addition, these applicators must follow the instructions and precautions that are printed on the pesticide label. All pesticide products are required to have a label that provides information, including instructions on how to apply the pesticide and precautions to be taken to prevent health and environmental effects. All labels are required to be approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

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1. What are "larvicides" and "adulticides"?
2. What is CDC's position regarding the use of chemical mosquito control?
3. How are mosquitoes controlled during outbreaks?
4. Are pesticides harmful to people?
5. What should I do if I think that I am having health problems because of pesticides used in my area?
6. How does pesticide spraying affect the environment?
7. What training is required for workers who apply pesticides?
8. Where can I get information regarding the safety of specific pesticides?
9. How can I find out what types of pesticides are being used in my area?