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Household Pest Control Commercial Applicator Permit Information (HPC-HPB)

For pesticide applicators using fumigants in one or more rooms in a structure or in the entire structure to control and eradicate pests.
Those passing examinations as branch supervisors can supervise branch offices only. You must pass the …

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Ground Equipment Mode of Application – General Information (GRND)

Please note: Ground Application (Mode of Application) is required as part of other Commercial Pesticide Categories. This is not a stand alone permit. If you are looking for more information regarding Permits that require Ground Mode of Appl…

Fumigation Pest Control Commercial Applicator Permit Information (FC/FB)

This commercial category is for pesticide applicators using fumigants in one or more rooms in a structure or in the entire structure to control and eradicate pests.
Those passing examinations as Branch Supervisors can supervise Branch Offi…

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Forest Pest Control Commercial Applicator Permit Information (FOR)

This Commercial Category is for Pesticide Applicators applying pesticides in forests, forest nurseries, and forest seed-producing areas.

Click on the text to link to materials and forms. When necessary the link will bring you to the Ala…

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Aquatic Pest Control Commercial Applicator Permit Information (AQ)

This commercial category is for pesticide applicators applying pesticides in and around water (ponds, lakes, and streams), other than public health purposes.

Click on the text to link to materials and forms. When necessary the link will…

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Cold Injury to Ornamental and Fruit Trees

Ornamental and fruit trees in Alabama can take a blow from extreme weather: severe droughts, insufficient chilling periods for fruit trees in winter months, and late-spring freezes that can cause significant cold injury. By recogniz…

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Protecting Pollinators in Urban Areas: Pollinator Ecology

Protecting Pollinators in Urban Areas is a four-part series providing information and recommendations for the protection of pollinating insects in urban landscapes throughout the Southeast. Animal pollinators can be birds or even ba…

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Protecting Pollinators in Urban Areas: Safe Use of Integrated Pest Management

The fourth in the Protecting Pollinators in Urban Areas series focuses on Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approaches to landscaping and pest management from a conservation perspective. The emphasis is on methods that can eliminate…

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Problems in Ornamental Garden Pools

Problems is part six of six in the Ornamental Garden Pools series.
Water Quality Problems
The two most common water quality problems are oxygen depletions and the build-up of toxic nitrogenous wastes.

Oxygen depletions occur because th…

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Aquatic Plants for Ornamental Garden Pools

Aquatic Plants is part five of six in the Ornamental Garden Pools series.

Aquatic plants not only add beauty to an ornamental pool but are also effective filters and nutrient absorbers. Plants, like sagittaria or anacharas (elodea), come…

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Fish for Ornamental Garden Pools

Fish is part four of six in the Ornamental Garden Pools series.

One common mistake made by novice ornamental pool owners is to stock too many fish. Many people do not consider the number of fish the pool can safely support and that fish …

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Water for Ornamental Garden Pools

Water is part three of six in the Ornamental Garden Pools series.
Water Source
Whether your ornamental pool is a plastic tub or a backyard wonder with waterfalls and hidden lights, good water quality must be maintained. If not, the pool d…

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