Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation

Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation

Mix or apply pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, or insecticides through sprays, dusts, vapors, soil incorporation, or chemical application on trees, shrubs, lawns, or botanical crops. Usually requires specific training and State or Federal certification.

Key Competencies * Dependability * Attention to Detail * Independence * Cooperation * Integrity * Self Control * Initiative * Concern for Others * Adaptability/Flexibility * Achievement/Effort

Representative Tasks * Mix pesticides, herbicides, or fungicides for application to trees, shrubs, lawns, or botanical crops. * Fill sprayer tanks with water and chemicals, according to formulas. * Lift, push, and swing nozzles, hoses, and tubes to direct spray over designated areas.


Government, Manufacturing, Mining Quarrying & Oil & Gas Extraction, Administrative & Support Services,

Job Family Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance

Sample Job Titles Agricultural Service Worker, Applicator, Applicator Sprayer, Certified Pesticide Applicator, Chemical Applicator, Commercial Lawn Specialist, Eradicator, Fertilizer Applicator, Fruit Sprayer, Fumigator, Hand Spray Operator, Hand Sprayer, Herbicide Sprayer, Hydro-Sprayer Operator, Insecticide Sprayer, Integrated Pest Management Technician (IPM Technician), Knapsack Sprayer, Lawn and Garden Technician, Lawn Care Specialist, Lawn Specialist, Lawn Spray Technician, Lawn Technician, Licensed Pesticide Applicator, Orchard Sprayer, Pest Control Technician, Pest Locator, Pest Technician, Pesticide Applicator, Plant Sprayer, Residential Lawn Specialist, Spray Applicator, Spray Mixer, Spray Technician, Sprayer, Tree and Shrub Technician, Tree and Shrub Worker, Weed Controller, Weed Eradicator, Weed Inspector, Weed Sprayer.