Boca Raton, Florida (September 21, 2016) – Patrick Quinn from Rat Busters in Boca Raton, Florida becomes a certified commercial animal control professional. He has recently passed the exam administered by the Florida State Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and is now has his certification as a limited commercial wildlife management specialist. Florida Law requires every commercial wildlife management trapper to be certified with their LCWM or hold a General Household Pest license before they are allowed to deal with or attempt to control commensal rodents in the state.
The Florida Department of Agriculture serves as the regulating body for these professionals, under the provisions of Structural Pest Control Act, Chapter 482, Florida Statutes. There are varying rules and categories of licensing in the state depending on what services are being provided to the public. For instance,only companies and or individuals who hold their “General Household Pest” or their “Limited Commercial Wildlife Management” certifications may deal with commensal rodents. Other Pest Control categories available in the state but not allowed to deal with rodents are “Termite and Other Wood-Destroying Organisms”, “Lawn and Ornamental Pest Control”, and “Fumigation”.
Pest control companies and or individuals are required to take and pass written test examinations given by the agency itself before doing any business. In addition, those who wish to test must meet the qualifications required for the category they are testing for. For instance, for the GHP license they should at least have high school level education and three years’ worth of experience under a licensee of the state of Florida prior to applying for the exam. Those qualifying under education should have a degree and 20 semester hours or 30 quarter hours of advanced training in botany, entomology, horticulture and agronomy, etc. The strict measures and standards in place only go to show the level of competency of each certified professional in various categories in Florida
Limited Commercial Wildlife Management operators can trap all commensal rodents in, on, under or around structures, including fruit rats, norway rats, roof rats, and mice. Raccoons, opossums, squirrels, armadillos, skunks, iguanas, muscovy ducks and other nuisance wildlife can also be trapped by commercial wildlife control companies in Florida.
For more information, visit www.RatBustersFlorida.com.
About Rat Busters
Rat Busters is a one of the most trusted rat and wildlife removal, prevention and trapping companies in South Florida. The business specializes in humanely trapping, removing and safely relocating all types of nuisance wildlife. Customer service specialists are available 24/7 for people in need of emergency services.