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Mississippi Pest Control Regulations

Mississippi Pest Control Regulations

Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce

MDAC Main Office
P. O. Box 1609
Jackson, MS  39215

121 North Jefferson Street
Jackson, MS  39201

Telephone:  601-359-1100
Telephone: 1-800-551-1830
Fax:  601-354-6290

MS Fair Commission
(Coliseum, Trade Mart, Equine Center, and Fairgrounds)
1207 Mississippi Street
Jackson, MS  39202
Telephone:  601-961-4000
Fax:  601-354-6545

MS Agriculture & Forestry Museum
1150 Lakeland Drive
Jackson, MS  39216
Telephone:  601-432-4500
Fax:  601-982-4292

Bureau of Plant Industry
P O Box 5207
Mississippi State, MS  39762

705 Stone Blvd.
Mississippi State, MS  39762

Telephone:  662-325-3390

Fax:  662-325-8397

State Metrology Laboratory
1000 ASU Drive
Lorman, MS  39096

Moisture Meter Testing Lab
Delta Research & Ext. Center
Building U-171 Room 132
Old Leland Road
Stoneville, MS  38776

Weed and Pest Control Licensing

Persons receiving fees for performing work related to entomology, plant pathology, horticulture, tree surgery, weed control, consultant services and professional soil classification are required to be licensed to protect consumers from fraudulent practices. Individuals engaged in these professions must meet professional standards and pass an examination given by the Bureau on these standards before they obtain a license. Pesticide applicators must carry bond and/or insurance to guarantee performance of services.

Structural pest control operators are required to issue the official Mississippi Wood Destroying Insect Report when inspecting property for a real estate transaction. All insect damage, activity and conditions conducive to wood-destroying insects must be included in the report. Properties with structural pests must be treated in accordance with specifications issued by the Bureau. A contract for a minimum of one year must be issued for each property treated.

License Categories:

WDI Wood destroying insect control
UPL Control of pests of utility poles
GRC General pest and rodent control
MBF Mosquito and Biting Fly Control
HCP Horticultural pest control
ORP Orchard pest control
DAP Domestic animal pest control
FUM Fumigation pest control
AGP Agricultural pest control
AGW Agricultural weed control
AQW Aquatic weed control
ROW Right-of-way weed control
HCW Horticultural weed control