Commercial pest control operators (PCOs) are licensed and regulated by the department. Information provided for PCOs includes:
- how to apply for a pest control licence
- guidelines for licensing
- legislation governing the pest control industry
- common pests
- safety requirements.
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Pest control legislation and licensing
Licensing of the pest control industry is designed to protect pest control operators (PCOs), consumers, the public and the environment from the harmful effects of pesticides.
Pesticides – safe use
Pest control operators must follow safety procedures, as they are at risk of pesticide exposure. Safe pesticide use is also a legislative requirement.
Pest control technical notes
Various technical notes for pest control operators and the pest control industry.
Common pests in Victoria
Common pest animals in Victoria include ants, bed bugs, cockroaches, fleas, rodents, spiders and termites.
Find a licensed pest control operator
If you need to hire a pest control operator, make sure they are licensed. You can check whether a pest control operator is licensed in Victoria by searching our database.
Pest control clients - general information
Pest control operators are encouraged to provide copies of these publications to their clients to promote discussion about treatment options and safety precautions.
Reviewed 03 December 2021