Hey everyone, new member here to The Board. Just wanted to drop a line say hey. Just recently met Marty....great guy ! Look forward to working with him in the future.
Some of ya'll know me. One or two of ya! I am a licensed certified applicator by Belize Pesticides Control Board and by Texas Department of Agriculture. We are professional pest control applicators here at Triumph. Been in the biz for 20 years now. I've taken written exams to receive these licenses- no they aren't easy to pass. Yes,Belize Pesticides Control Board has a website, type it in. According to BPCB code you do not have to have a license... yet to operate but I chose to do it the hard way. BPCB was glad to see professional tradesmen bringing their knowledge to Belize. Public safety is the #1 priority in the pest biz. We advertise on The San Pedro Daily, feel free to contact us for problem solving assistance. Have a website sooncome-keep you posted. Hey ya'll have a Merry Xmas !~~~~~~~~~~~~~:)> Scott
Sad to say, I just got my license for Belize. Sat through a hour and a half class, paid my five dollars and got my license to purchase pesticides. Class basically told us not to eat it, drink it, or pour it on our skin. Kind of like the Belize drivers license only there is no test at all.
Point being this-- you took time to go to the course, that does matter. Key words here ok " some people " are too lazy to even go up to Cayo and take the course like they should have. Then made up a story and said it was postponed because of rain ? It's that easy some just don't get it. Took the actual exam over a year ago because they only have the course every two years. With Texas license they let me take the challenge, that does matter, and I passed it. I put that link up to prove a point- you got it. Thanks for your feedback Dabunk. Don't drink the insecticide man ! All the best to ya.
We offered to host the class for the exterminators license at our camp next year. Will see what happens then. We have had several deaths or suicides here in Toledo from people drinking pesticides, and both shops are going to be strict now that the classes have been held. So they say, but you can go across into Guat and buy and bring back without a license anyway.
Interesting news there. BPCB is overwhelmed with this license situation. Simply don't have personnel etc. to keep up. They are very helpful there though. I met the Registrar(she gave me the exam) and speak with Mr. Canto often to keep up to date with new legislation. It's a new a day for Belize. Being licensed is important. Safety of people is the most important. Some people don't care, but you'd be surprised a lot do. Resorts are always concerned for their property and guests safety. This info exchange is a good thing. In Texas they hammer us with laws and regs. Every single detail is gone thru with a fine tooth comb. Can get fined a lot or licensed revoked if you don't comply. Lots of operating without a license in Texas as well.