​Palm Beach County has more than 200 licensed pest control companies, with hundreds of employees to serve our residents and businesses.  Industry professionals are responsible for termite and bedbug fumigation and treatment; rodent, ant and other structural insect treatment; landscape pest, disease and weed management; unwanted wildlife management; and mosquito control.

Commercial pesticide applicators are required to be licensed by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services in specific areas of expertise.  Palm Beach County Extension provides license test preparation training and testing through the Pesticide Safety Program and pest management workshops, information, and identification services.

 Formosan Termites

Additional Resources


Pest Ant Species
Termite ID & Distribution in Florida
UF/IFAS Publication Database
UF/IFAS Pest Alert Blog
2017 SE US Pesticide Guide for Nursery & Landscape Pest Management

Florida Pesticide Applicator Laws (2018 Statutes)

Laboratory Analysis

Videos of Interest

Collecting and Preparing Specimens for Lab Analysis Videos

Professional Associations

Florida Pesticide Applicator Licensing and Study Materials

Online Continuing Education Units


John Roberts

Commercial Horticulture Extension Agent

UF/IFAS Extension, Palm Beach County
531 N. Military Trail
West Palm Beach, FL  33415


Office Open: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays