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Old 05-08-2013, 05:27 PM
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Yes, I would turn in people spraying roundup. When I was just a mowing only operation I would spray gly in hard surface cracks. I didn't realize it was illegal but an enforcement guy checked me and gave me a warning ticket. So I did the right thing and got licensed.The theory that anyone can buy roundup and it is not "hurting" anything is flawed. If I went through the effort and cost of getting licensed it is not unreasonable to expect others in the same industry to tow the line also. The reality is homeowners or anyone can buy 99% of the products we use.
When I tell some people I'm licensed, they ask me if I can get some of the really "strong" stuff and I tell them yes, but why get the restricted use when others work so well? If someone is doing this for compensation, then as a professional, they need to go through a minimum of training to make sure they aren't doing more harm than good. It's not like states require you to do a ridiculous amount to get licensed, it's more to make you realize there's more to it than most people know.
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Old 05-08-2013, 06:05 PM
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This stuff is always comical to me. Most of us have hired an unlicensed friend to perform electrical, air conditioning etc work but yet some are so willing to report others. Glass houses. Yes they should be licensed but... Oh well never mind.
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Old 05-08-2013, 09:02 PM
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When I tell some people I'm licensed, they ask me if I can get some of the really "strong" stuff and I tell them yes, but why get the restricted use when others work so well? If someone is doing this for compensation, then as a professional, they need to go through a minimum of training to make sure they aren't doing more harm than good. It's not like states require you to do a ridiculous amount to get licensed, it's more to make you realize there's more to it than most people know.
Thats true, even though I was certified in MA all I had to do to get certified here was go back to the University of Florida for a two year program, spend about 10,000 dollars, mostly in college expenses but the exam is $300 non refundable just to sit and another $150 when you pass. All an all a piece of cake.
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