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Fla. Ag inspector doing their job and protecting my Lic.

Discussion in 'Florida Lawn Care Forum' started by Ric, Jul 9, 2012.

  1. mjlcare2

    mjlcare2 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 200

    that stinks, I wanted to advertise for my fert guy.. what if i include his company name.. can you reference the statute?
  2. Ric

    Ric LawnSite Fanatic
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    After reading this post and your Credit Card post I have to ask how old are you and will you will graduate from high school this year of next???

  3. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 15,782

    Thank god for more regulation and government! I don't know how I would operate my legal lawn business without them checking on me...good to know they got my back.


    Good to know you paid over $700 dollars to be legal so that 5 illegal companies can compete with you Ric!

    I know what you are getting at...its a damned if you do, damned if you don't.
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  4. mjlcare2

    mjlcare2 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 200

    ha! Old enough.. graduated from Highschool and College many years ago.. which part makes you think I am young.. the questions? the newer, younger way of running a business in this competitive market where we have to run the "old folks" out since they are getting my social security anyway.. time to retire!
  5. mjlcare2

    mjlcare2 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 200

    btw still haven't gotten that statute from you..

    too bad your not my fert guy.. you could have gotten free advertising at my expense( both legal and $$))
  6. Ric

    Ric LawnSite Fanatic
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  7. mjlcare2

    mjlcare2 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 200

    the only section I found regarding my question is..

    5E-14.104 Prohibited Acts.

    (3) No licensee, certified operator or identification card holder shall advertise or hold himself out in any manner in connection with pest control as an entomologist, horticulturist, public health engineer, sanitarian, and the like, unless such persons qualified in such field by required professional and educational standards for the title used.

    To me that says, I can't advertise that "I" perform pest control if "I" don't have a license..

    gray area, I can advertise for my fert guy as I am not advertising that I do the pest control, fert.. but that HE does the service..

    I guess I will just have to ask next time I come across somebody from the department
  8. Ric

    Ric LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 11,956

    Or you can advertise Pest Control and the Bureau of Entomology and Pest Control will come to you with a nice Fine.

    BTW I might not be 100% White Boy, But Lincoln abolished Slavery in 1863 with the Emancipation Proclamation. PLEASE FORGIVE ME IF I DON"T KISS YOUR A$$.

  9. Duekster

    Duekster LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
    Posts: 7,961

    I suspect ours looks about as enticing.

    I some times wonder why I register.
  10. mjlcare2

    mjlcare2 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 200

    not sure where your getting at with the kiss your ass thing..
    not even sure where I asked you too..

    ohh. maybe its because I didn't thank you first for showing me the statutes.. thanks!... that was a help..

    i thought the whole point of this thread was to show that the bureau doesn't give out enough fines and enough enforcement.. they aren't coming after me!! haha

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