Commercial Herbicide Question

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by Eagle Lawn Care, Feb 17, 2005.

  1. Eagle Lawn Care

    Eagle Lawn Care LawnSite Member
    from ga
    Posts: 9

    Just wondering if it is legal to use pre-emergents & post-emergents without having any kind of license to do that.
  2. captaingreen

    captaingreen LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 471

    No. Contact your state Department of Agriculture, they will tell you what you need to do.
  3. lewdo

    lewdo LawnSite Member
    Posts: 86

    In Illinois as a homeowner you can apply them to your own yard, but cannot apply them to any one elses for 'hire' or 'not for hire'.

    You could apply chemicals that you buy at your hardware store. There are other chemicals called 'restricted use' chemicals that you would not be able to purchase.
  4. 1grnlwn

    1grnlwn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,261

    Key phrase being to your own yard. Anything that kills anything is considered a pesticide. Need a license to apply pesticides to other's properties. It varies state to state what hoops you have to jump through to get license. Illinois is easy.

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