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Title XXXII
REGULATION OF PROFESSIONS AND OCCUPATIONS
Chapter 482
PEST CONTROL
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F.S. 482.211
482.211 Exemptions.This chapter does not apply to:
(1) Pest control, except for fumigation, performed by a person upon her or his own individual residential property.
(2) Pest control performed on a United States Department of Defense installation or other federal property, except as outlined in the memorandum of agreement between the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and the United States Department of Defense.
(3) Pest control performed in greenhouses, in plant nurseries, or on agricultural crops, trees, groves, or orchards.
(4) Aerial application of pesticides.
(5) Aquatic weed control.
(6) Other weed control not specifically regulated by this chapter.
(7) Mosquito control activities conducted by a local government or district established under chapter 388 or by special act or by a contractor of the local government or district.
(8) Pest control performed for lawns and ornamental plants which is performed on an agricultural area.
(9) The use of wood preservatives during the manufacturing process when applied only on wood, pretreated lumber, or metal shields for use in the construction of structures.
(10) The use of the antibiotic oxytetracycline hydrochloride or other antibiotic for the control of lethal yellowing.
(11) A yard worker when applying a pesticide to the lawn or ornamental plants of an individual residential property owner using pesticides owned and supplied by the individual residential property owner, provided the yard worker does not advertise for or solicit pest control business and does not hold herself or himself out to the public as being engaged in pest control. The yard worker may not supply her or his own pesticide application equipment, use pesticide-applying power equipment, or use any equipment other than a handheld container when applying the pesticide.
History.s. 1, ch. 59-454; s. 1, ch. 65-295; s. 5, ch. 75-178; s. 3, ch. 76-168; s. 1, ch. 77-457; s. 16, ch. 78-292; ss. 2, 3, ch. 81-318; ss. 11, 14, 15, ch. 82-229; s. 97, ch. 83-218; s. 15, ch. 89-180; ss. 50, 59, ch. 92-203; s. 435, ch. 97-103; s. 5, ch. 2006-289.