License: What and where?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by stevenf, Aug 15, 2007.

  1. stevenf

    stevenf LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Where would I need to go to get different license for ladnscaping,sparying and so on???
    Aslo, What needs a sprayers license, everyything your spraying or are some things not requireing a license like roud-up???
     
  2. fiveoboy01

    fiveoboy01 LawnSite Silver Member
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  3. stevenf

    stevenf LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Only thing I found is a license is required for spraying pesticides. Doesnt say aything about roud-up/weed killers.
    Where would I have to go to get a license if needed?
     
  4. fiveoboy01

    fiveoboy01 LawnSite Silver Member
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    Roundup/weed killer IS a pesticide.
     
  5. daveintoledo

    daveintoledo LawnSite Silver Member
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    sorry, but weeds, are pests......
     
  6. stevenf

    stevenf LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Darn right about that lol!
    Now, Where do I go to get these type of license?
     
  7. fiveoboy01

    fiveoboy01 LawnSite Silver Member
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    Call the Loiusiana extension. There must be a number on the website.

    You'll have to buy study materials, then take a test. Then they will give you a license.
     
  8. stevenf

    stevenf LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Is the test hard? I only need it for round up!!!! :p
     
  9. fiveoboy01

    fiveoboy01 LawnSite Silver Member
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    I do know that Florida has a "special" license for a non-selective herbicide in things like beds and fencelines, etc. Check with your extension and see if they have the same thing.

    Otherwise, you'll need to take the test for the applicator's license. Whether or not the test is hard or not will depend on how thoroughly you study. This isn't like a driver's license where you can get one if you're brain dead. They have to know that you at least know the basics of pesticide application, how to prevent drift and runoff, etc.
     

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