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Old 12-21-2012, 09:29 AM
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After applying weed control

Until I am certified to use pesticides, I am going to hire a (certified)sub-contractor to do this for me. I am supposed to leave my company's flag with the pesticide information on it, right? From what I understand this is required by law, to have the chemicals you used on the flag(or card), and left in the client's yard.
Also, my insurance covers the use of pesticides.
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Old 12-21-2012, 11:31 AM
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What state? This is really the certified applicator's responsibility. Just make sure he complies correctly. Keep a close eye on him and his paperwork and his results. You never know--things happen.
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Old 12-21-2012, 11:43 AM
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What state? This is really the certified applicator's responsibility. Just make sure he complies correctly. Keep a close eye on him and his paperwork and his results. You never know--things happen.
So is the flag/card a required thing? His paper work?
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Old 12-21-2012, 01:51 PM
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like Riggle said, it is the application companies responsibility. Most of our fert accounts are subbed to us by other landscapers. Everything has our name on it, not the contractor who hired us. All paperwork is done by us, other than the actual bill the customer receives. We leave paperwork onsite with our name and the required application information but no billing information. If you are subbing it to a guy who is licensed/certified then he should know the laws for your particular state in regards to the paperwork
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Old 12-21-2012, 02:12 PM
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like Riggle said, it is the application companies responsibility. Most of our fert accounts are subbed to us by other landscapers. Everything has our name on it, not the contractor who hired us. All paperwork is done by us, other than the actual bill the customer receives. We leave paperwork onsite with our name and the required application information but no billing information. If you are subbing it to a guy who is licensed/certified then he should know the laws for your particular state in regards to the paperwork
Ok. But I'm thinking of leaving my company's name and what chemicals were used on my card to prevent anyone from thinking of starting a new company on my route at my expense.
Is this practice not used? I wouldn't think of doing it any other way actually.
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Old 12-21-2012, 03:45 PM
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Not sure what state you are in, but that is not allowed in Arkansas. A non-licensed company can not sub contract a licensed comapny. The home owner or commercial owner must contact the licensed applicator and must be the one to pay the licensed company.

But to answer your question about is this the practice or not. If I were the licensed sub contractor that you hired, it would be my name, and information on the flags or cards and the I would keep up with the paperwork. I am the one that did the work and I am the one responsible. That's the priv. of having the license.

It would also be my insurance covering the pesticides. No insurance company around here would insure you for pesticides if you didnt have your pesticide license.
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Old 12-21-2012, 03:48 PM
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The requirement of the flag with pesticide information on it differs from state to state.
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Old 12-21-2012, 03:57 PM
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The requirement of the flag with pesticide information on it differs from state to state.
No, I'm actually insured for the use of chem. treatment. Im reading the books now, will take the test later.
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Old 12-21-2012, 05:36 PM
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An option you may have is to hire a licensed applicator parttime. Here in MA the owner doesn't need to be licensed, just the applicator. But you would still be responsible to be sure that the paper work is legal. It would let you have your name and information on the flag and paperwork. You may be able to hire a guy part time a few days a month
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Old 12-21-2012, 05:54 PM
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An option you may have is to hire a licensed applicator parttime. Here in MA the owner doesn't need to be licensed, just the applicator. But you would still be responsible to be sure that the paper work is legal. It would let you have your name and information on the flag and paperwork. You may be able to hire a guy part time a few days a month
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So you're saying as a sub-contractor he would put his name, but if I hired him part time, he'd put my name?
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