AdvertisePesticide license on my website. Should I & can I

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by oqueoque, Mar 2, 2014.

  1. phasthound

    phasthound LawnSite Platinum Member
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    I'm not sure that he is paranoid, but you give very sound advice. :)
     
  2. oqueoque

    oqueoque LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from NJ
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    Barry, what is your experience with this? I might be mistaken but. I thought you had License here in New jersey. I am only licensed for #B Turf.
     
  3. phasthound

    phasthound LawnSite Platinum Member
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    I've had my 3A & 3B since 1984.
    My experience has been to follow the law and don't worry about what your competition is doing. Let's wait until I hear back from the head of PCP about the law.
     
  4. phasthound

    phasthound LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Here is the official reply:
    Barry,
    I see no harm in listing any license relevant to the individual’s livelihood. It establishes credibility and accountability. It certainly speaks to the knowledge level of the person.
    Roy

    Roy W. Meyer
    Chief, Bureau of Pesticide Compliance
    Pesticide Control Program
    New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection
    Mail Code 401-04A
    PO Box 420
    401 East State Street
    Trenton, New Jersey 08625-0420
    tel: 609-984-6982
    cell: 609-439-9528
    fax: 609-984-6555
    roy.meyer@dep.state.nj.us

    "Do what you can where you are with what you have."
    - Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919)
     
  5. americanlawn

    americanlawn LawnSite Fanatic
    from midwest
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    Good points there Barry (and I will continue to use your products - thanks)

    Problem is since the late 70's, I've seen many "dumb cob moves" made by guys who were "licensed". Got dozens of examples....

    Rolling over a 1200 gallon tanker truck containing weed & feed
    Killing over 300 lawns by mistakenly using a soil sterilent
    Using a Roundup backpack for spot spraying lawns
    Over spraying herbicide that killed over 100 peonies
    Spraying a hot load of fert
    Drenching weeds with herbicides causing dead turf
    Spraying trees with turf herbicide

    These are just the tip of the iceberg

    I'll take an unlicensed applicator any day of the week if he posses common sense

    Nuther thing - (personal). I began my career in the late 70's. Six years of college (horticulture degree). Started/incorporated my own company in 1990. Never once have we ever mentioned that we/my company is licensed. Even though I am licensed in several "categories".

    My 2 cents
     
  6. phasthound

    phasthound LawnSite Platinum Member
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    I had a guy once who rolled a 1000 gal rig on a golf course & the tank emptied into the drainage ditch.

    Luckily he had followed my instructions not to add the pesticide until just before application. Even more important, no one was hurt. :drinkup:
     
  7. easy-lift guy

    easy-lift guy LawnSite Gold Member
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    Really not surprised. Now the OP has the Green light. He is licensed, common sense may carry the day yet!
    easy-lift guy
     
  8. phasthound

    phasthound LawnSite Platinum Member
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    One can only hope.
     
  9. oqueoque

    oqueoque LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from NJ
    Posts: 1,752

    Thank you for checking Barry. I think showing that you are licensed does establish credibility. I do not understand, why others that are licensed, do not show it on their websites.
     
  10. easy-lift guy

    easy-lift guy LawnSite Gold Member
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    It is possible that the other companies are working under someone else's license number, hence their reluctance to post said information. That has been the case here in Florida for general contractors.
    easy-lift guy
     

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