The Catch Basin Permitting Program allows a government employee (state, city or town) to use MDAR-approved dry formulation mosquito larvicides in storm drains and catch basins, provided that employee is working under the supervision of a certified or licensed pesticide applicator. In order to obtain a Permit, the applicant must complete an MDAR--approved training (see materials provided below) and pass an exam that focuses on the use and handling of mosquito larvicides. Anyone receiving a Catch Basin Applicator Permit is required to keep records and ensure that all applications are made in accordance with any applicable state and federal laws.
- Catch Basin Exam Application Guide
- Catch Basin Permit Training Manual
- Sample Pesticide Label
- Ch. 425 M.G.L., Amendment to 132B (AN ACT RELATIVE TO PESTICIDE LICENSING AND MOSQUITO CONTROL), creating the Catch Basin Applicator Permit
The catch basin permit is only available to individuals employed by either the Commonwealth of Massachusetts or a city or town within the Commonwealth. All other individuals must obtain the appropriate license or certification to make such pesticide applications in accordance with M.G.L. c. 132B, Section 10 and 333 CMR 10.00.
All examinees must bring government-issued photo identification and a #2 pencil with eraser.
On-site check-in begins at 8:30 am. The exam starts promptly at 9:00 am. Individuals who arrive late will not be allowed into the exam.