Is it this tough where you live?

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by Rex Mann, Jun 26, 2004.

  1. Rex Mann

    Rex Mann LawnSite Senior Member
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  2. BCSteel

    BCSteel LawnSite Senior Member
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    Good. We need to see more stories like that. Ignorance is no excuse for breaking the law.
     
  3. It is not that tough up here in Michigan, but I do wish they where tougher.

    I know of a few lawn mowing companies that operate under the table, and apply "weed and feed" to their customers lawns without licenses. I would like to see them stopped.
     
  4. ArizPestWeed

    ArizPestWeed LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Funny story.
    Why ?
    They change the law back in Sep of 2003.
    Before then , you could use herbicides if you also did landscape maint.
    No license needed .
    Not now .
    Up here in Sedona , I've turned in a couple of Big places that did their own Maint and weed control and they did nothing .
    My motive was for them to hire me for weed control .
    So far I've gotton 3 accounts from alerting them about the change in the law .
    A total of $875.00 more a month .
    And I've hired a salesmen to go out and do it for me.
    Things are looking good .
     
  5. Grassmechanic

    Grassmechanic LawnSite Silver Member
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    It IS tougher in MI. That is a $5,000 fine here for first offense, and $5,000 for each additional offense. If you know of companies that violate, turn them in.
     
  6. What I mean is I wish the MDA had a roving patrol out to enforce the regulations.

    I know that some city's do (West Bloomfield, St. Clair Shores for example).

    I did make a call and turn in one company. I don't know what action the MDA took, if any because they are still operating and still "weeding and feeding".
     

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