Residential and Commercial Pest Control License (Ontario Pesticide Training and Certification)

What is a Structural License?

Licensed exterminators can only offer services and perform exterminations as authorized by their license. Grand River Pest Control hires and trains only those with valid licenses and relevant experiences. The Structural License issued by the Ministry of Environment authorizes the use of pesticides to:

  • control pests inside, around or in the vicinity of a building, structure, machine, vehicle or their contents.
  • control pests that adversely affect persons using these buildings, structures, machines or vehicles.

This license excludes the uses of fumigant gases, chloropicrin, herbicides, termiticides, pesticides to control pests of plants inside greenhouses and buildings, pesticides from aircrafts, pesticides on right-of-ways of controlled access highways, roads, rail lines, hydro power lines or pipe lines.

The license also prohibits the use of pesticides in water extermination, in treed areas of more than one hectare and the control of vertebrate pests.

Why is this important?

Our exterminators generally possess more than one license that allows them to provide treatments (i.e. termites and/or land extermination). The Structural License is the minimum requirement for all of our exterminators and this helps to ensure that we can handle almost any situation for residential or commercial pest control. You may request the exterminator’s license upon an agreement of services. This ensures your safety and provides you with the highest quality assurance on our services.


Source: Ministry of Environment Ontario Pesticide Training and Certification