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8 Licensing & Misuse


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4th Annual Bed Bug Summit sponsored by the Central Ohio Bed Bug Task Force

4th Annual Bed Bug Summit sponsored by the Central Ohio Bed Bug Task Force

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  • 1. Licensing & Misuse Matt Beal Chief Division of Plant Health Ohio Department of Agriculture 9-9-11
  • 2. 921.09 (A)(1) Pesticide Business License
    • No person shall own or operate a pesticide business without obtaining a license from the director of agriculture. Licenses shall be issued for a period of time established by rule and shall be renewed in accordance with deadlines established by rule.
  • 3. 921.09 (E) Pesticide Business License
    • The owner or operator of a pesticide business is responsible for the acts of each employee in the handling, application, and the use of pesticides and in the conducting of diagnostic inspections.
    • Pesticide business owners must employ a minimum of one commercial applicator.
  • 4. 921.06 (A)(1) & (b) Licensing Requirements
    • No individual shall do any of the following without having a commercial applicator (CA) license issued by the director of agriculture:
      • Apply pesticides as part of the individuals duties while acting as an employee of the United States government, a state, county, township, or municipal corporation, or a park district, port authority, or sanitary district …
  • 5. 921.06 (iv), (v) & (vi) Licensing Requirements
      • Commercial Applicator license required if applications are made to …
        • Rental properties of more than four apartment units at one location;
        • Hospitals or medical facilities as defined in section 3701.01 of the Revised Code;
        • Child day-care centers or school child day-care centers as defined in section 5104.01 of the Revised Code.
  • 6. 921.06 (vii) & (viii) Licensing Requirements
      • Commercial Applicator license required if applications are made to …
        • Facilities owned or operated by a school district established under Chapter 3311. of the Revised Code including an education service center, a community school established under Chapter 3314. of the Revised Code, or a chartered or nonchartered nonpublic school that meets minimum standards established by the state board of education;
        • Colleges as defined in section 3365.01 of the Revised Code
  • 7. Survey of Local Health Districts Have you had reports of Bed Bugs?
    • 120 surveys sent
    • 109 responses
  • 8. Pesticide Misuse
    • Misuse By Public
      • Multiple fires in Cincinnati, result of homeowner applications
    • Exposure Issues
    • Complicates investigations
  • 9. Bed Bug (mis)Treatment
  • 10. Bed Bug (mis)Treatment
  • 11. Bed Bug (mis)Treatment
  • 12. Bed Bug (mis)Treatment
  • 13.
    • Repeated treatment with Malathion – inconsistent with label use – not labeled for indoor use
    • Non-Licensed Business & Applicator
    • Human Health Issues
    • USEPA Investigation
    Misuse – Cincinnati Malathion
  • 14. Cincinnati Malathion
  • 15. Cincinnati Malathion Lab results: Malathion 581.09 ug
  • 16.
    • Questions and Comments?
    • Matt Beal (614) 728-6383
    • [email_address]