View Full Version : Is a license required to spray herbicides and funicides for my customers?

05-31-2003, 02:54 PM
I have a lawn service in Louisiana (commercial and residential). Although I havent' charged for spraying Round-Up or fire - ant killer, I have used these to keep my customers' properties looking great. On another post someone mentioned you have to be licensed to apply chemicals for money. I was unaware of this. Is this true?? If so, what steps do I take to become licensed - who to contact, classes, costs, etc. Also, can you get into trouble or does anyone even monitor this type of thing. Any advice - I've worked hard to build my business and made some major investments and would like to do things right - I take my work seriously. Thanks.

05-31-2003, 03:25 PM
do you need a liscense to apply pesticides? yes (duh) call your state department of agriculture office thell give you all the info you need.

05-31-2003, 09:03 PM
Look up your state training and regulatory offices here: <a href="http://www.members.aol.com/groundkprs/pesticides/pestregs.html">Pesticide Regulation in USA</a>.

Some states rigidly enforce pesticide regs. Get started on your licensing ASAP.

Enviro Green
06-01-2003, 12:05 AM
LOL, yup, you have to be licensed to apply, just as much for your safety and liability as anything else.

If you aren't you might have a friend who does apps and you can be a technician for him and be covered if he trusts you. I just toss this out if you aren't doing a lot of apps and have some common sense and he has faith in you.

Then, after being a tech for a year, you can apply for your own license, or at least that the way it is here.

Good luck,


06-01-2003, 02:20 AM

******? How did you come up with that?

Need a license; YES.

06-03-2003, 03:24 PM
get caught in kentucky with no licence and its a 5000 dollar fine no exceptions
i was stoped the other day and did not have a spill kit ,,man was he a jerk about it but he didnt fine me