Pesticide Exam....

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Greenkeepers, Jan 30, 2001.

  1. Greenkeepers

    Greenkeepers LawnSite Senior Member
    from NE Ohio
    Posts: 695

    Hey all-

    I finally took the pesticide exam here in Ohio and passed on the first try... I took the core and turf parts.. Anyone else have the same luck, I know a few of you have been talking about taking it.

    For those who have it do you feel that you get cutomers just because of this? I would assume that you can charge a larger markup on your services, especially if you're one of few in the area that is certified....

     
  2. Vandora Lawn & Landscape

    Vandora Lawn & Landscape LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 386

    Congrats!
     
  3. Indiana

    Indiana LawnSite Member
    Posts: 246

    I got my license three years ago. I feel that one thing has set me apart from my competition here. It definately has made me more appealing to customers.

    I charge more, but that's not the point. I feel better about my services and so does my customers. To be licensed is showing that you have taken time to better yourself and your business.

    Good luck spraying and make some money.
     
  4. TGCummings

    TGCummings LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 773

    I took it cold in September and missed passing both the core rules and the landscape maintenance part by one question each!. Needless to say, I feel I can ace the tests now that I have been able to study both booklets, aspects of my home course, and from what I've learned the last 4-5 months online.

    However, the next test in my town is in May. Although I could do some travelling (and take time out of work) to set up and pass the test in a distant city, I can wait it out. I don't have a pressing demand for service in that arena and I'm still rebuilding at a controlled growth pace.

    Congrats on passing first try! :)

    -TGC
     
  5. lawman

    lawman LawnSite Member
    Posts: 199

    now you can start making some more money. Good job!!!!!
     
  6. Atlantic Lawn

    Atlantic Lawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from Outer Banks NC
    Posts: 940

    Congrats ! Make sure you tell your insurer to adjust your policy for pest. application.
     
  7. bilchak

    bilchak LawnSite Member
    Posts: 89

    Congrats!!

    I passed the Core and the wood preservation part a few years ago for another job I used to work at.

    I'm starting a lawn care business this year, but will
    not get into fertlizer until next year.....so I'll
    have to pass this test this winter.

    Tell me this.....if I only spread granular fert. do
    I need a license?

    Thanks,
    John
     

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