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Old 01-30-2013, 07:46 PM
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I'm in Wilson and found that applications soon come after mowing. I started as a mow only company and naturally fertilization comes as an easy add on. Plus you need a lisense to spray round up.

I've now got a pretty good mow business and the applications are on the rise. I'd love to do only applications/aerations/etc,

I'm actually headed up to Raleigh tmrw to take the pesticide exam to be able to treat for mosquitos.

If any of you guys would like to network and share what is working for you in NC i'm open.
I live in Clayton, just took the exam a few months back and got my license. I'm going to be strictly applications, no mowing. But it's only a part time gig for me. Next week will be my first lawns for pre-m. I called for an insurance quote and the lady asked me what my expected gross sales will be? I said good question. I'm hoping for about $2000 my first year.
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Old 01-30-2013, 07:48 PM
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I have been thinking about adding mosquito treatments myself. I didn't realize you had to have a special endorsement other than your regular applicators license.
What equipment is needed for the mosquito treatment? A sprayer or a fogger?
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Old 01-30-2013, 08:05 PM
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I'm in Charlotte, NC and want to get my pesticide applicators license but not even sure where to go to get started. I wish there was a place I can go and take classes then take the exam.

I looked into mosquito spraying as well and a few of my clients have a company that comes and uses a Stihl blower with a tank on it to fog them and they told me its not a weekly thing like lawn maintenance but there's definitely money in it if your able to get the product cheap.
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Old 01-30-2013, 08:28 PM
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I'm in Charlotte, NC and want to get my pesticide applicators license but not even sure where to go to get started. I wish there was a place I can go and take classes then take the exam.

I looked into mosquito spraying as well and a few of my clients have a company that comes and uses a Stihl blower with a tank on it to fog them and they told me its not a weekly thing like lawn maintenance but there's definitely money in it if your able to get the product cheap.
Here's a link to the class registration form and the location information is on pages 2 and 3 of this link:

http://ipm.ncsu.edu/pesticidesafety/spring2013.pdf

It looks like the Monroe class is closest to Charlotte.

I highly recommend taking the class and then the exam directly afterward. I got the study manuals and read them once prior to the class, then took the class/exam. I scored in the 90's on the core and the O&T exams.
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