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Just lost a big account to a non licensed company that does the customers mowing

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by SeedPro, Apr 2, 2010.

  1. SeedPro

    SeedPro LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,030

    Should I call the D.O.A?

    Found out about it in the note the customer sent with her payment for round one, and it was a 1000 dollar a year account.

    I typed a nice letter to the customer explaining that they are not licensed and are also not insured to perform these services.

    Fuggin Hacks.....

    I'm calling the D.O.A.
  2. SeedPro

    SeedPro LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,030

    They say on their cheap tripod website with a zillion pop ups that they do "fertilization"

    I wish these hacks would just leave that to people that do it for a living.....

    Definitely emailing my Ag Rep to snoop them out.

  3. signaturelawns

    signaturelawns LawnSite Member
    Posts: 3

    how do you know they are not licensed?
  4. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 21,653

    One hates to agree.
  5. SeedPro

    SeedPro LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,030

    We have a State Website that lists all licensed application companies and their categories.

    You do too I'm sure.

    They ain't on it.

    I am.

    I also just emailed my D.O.A inspector to investigate.

    I hope they get busted and fined up the ying yang.
    Last edited: Apr 2, 2010
  6. grassman177

    grassman177 LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,795

    i would do the same
  7. djagusch

    djagusch LawnSite Platinum Member
    from MN
    Posts: 4,231

    When I do a search on a Company sometimes it doesn't pop up, but the operators name does. I know at least 2 guys in my area that are listed like that.
  8. SeedPro

    SeedPro LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,030

    Not here unless your name is the name of your business. They aren't licensed. Trust me. I know my legal competition in the area.

    This isn't a search deal. It's a comprehensive statewide list from A-Z

    These guys are mowing hacks doing it illegally.
  9. lush&green

    lush&green LawnSite Member
    Posts: 184

    Here in NYS it is illegal to even have it part of a property maintenance contract if you are not a registered pesticide business. There is one way around it but I won't say..
  10. Grandview

    Grandview LawnSite Gold Member
    from WI
    Posts: 3,251

    If you do not turn them in it will happen again. Speaking from experience.

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