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Spraying License

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by Mack, Mar 18, 2004.

  1. Mack

    Mack LawnSite Member
    Posts: 80

    First yes I did a search. My question is if I am in business with a landscape company and working for them and they work for me we each have are own business, my is mowing. We have customers together where I mow and they maintain the mulch, bushes, weeds, ect. My question is they have a license to spray can I spray under there license.
  2. Mack

    Mack LawnSite Member
    Posts: 80

    Any comments out there.
  3. Tscape

    Tscape LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,373

    Your answer is: No.
  4. GroundKprs

    GroundKprs LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,969

    You will get a correct answer by checking the top post in this forum for the contacts for your own state regulatory agency. Then call or visit them and get your answer straight from the horses mouth.

    In general, you cannot spray under someones else's business license unless you are a direct employee of that licensee. (He gives you a paycheck to perform duties under his direction.) And, in general, you would need some type of personal pesticide license to operate without direct supervision. Actual specific rules vary so much by state, you are best advised to check with your state regulators.
  5. James Cormier

    James Cormier LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Ma
    Posts: 1,218

    back in the mid 80's you use to be able to spray under someones licence, only if they where with you on site. It was done to help companies train employees

    I dont think any state alllows that now.
  6. oakhill2000

    oakhill2000 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 26

    you would have to obtain an applicators liscence either on your own or under the company you are spraying for.
  7. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,496

    You would have to be an employee, and the billing MUST be done by their company. In other words, there IS no "sub-contracting" anymore. It used to bee, that they could spray, and bill you, as you would bill the customer. Not anymore. Now, the customer MUST be billed by the applicating company. You are not allowed to charge for that work, unless you hold a license.
  8. Mack

    Mack LawnSite Member
    Posts: 80

    Does that include just round-up.
  9. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,496

    That includes ANY kind of pesticide.
  10. Tscape

    Tscape LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,373

    shortcuts, shortcuts, shortcuts. Get a friggin' license. Why spend so much energy to get around the law, when you could put that energy toward getting a license? The law is there for a good reason, and when you come to a community of lawn care professionals asking such questions it is an indication, to me at least, that you are not prepared to invest the proper amount of time, energy, research, study, effort, whatever into your business. Now before you get too defensive, let me just say we are here to help, if that means a slap on the wrist every now and then, well that's just what it is. Horticultural applications are a great source of revenue for a landscape business, so either get with the program or leave it to the proffesionals. Good luck to you either way.

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