Pesticide classes offered in Spanish

A free, five-evening pre-license pesticide applicator training session taught in Spanish will be offered in Rochester by Washington State University Extension. Those who pass an exam at the end qualify for a private pesticide applicator license.

Classes will be 6-9 p.m. on April 19-23 at Rochester High School, 19800 Carper Road in Rochester, Wash.

Participants who choose to take the licensing exam will be charged a $33 WSDA license application fee at the time of the testing. Those who elect not to take the exam will receive a WPS pesticide handler training verification card.

A Spanish language manual can be ordered at or 800-723-1763. The manual is not required for the class.

Information: Don Tapio at WSU Grays Harbor County Extension at 360-482-2934 or

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