CA Pesticide Regulations

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by tlc1994, Jun 21, 2011.

  1. tlc1994

    tlc1994 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 290

    Let me start off by saying that I do NOT do any sort of herbicide control for any of my clients, aside from my own personal lawn. We had a bunch of guys go around the neighborhood offering to fertilize lawns, and as I checked the California Department of Pesticide Regulations, you must have a state-issued license to apply any pesticide. My question is (please forgive my ignorance, but again I do not deal with this), does the pesticide license encompass herbicide, insecticide, and fertilizer application for commercial use? I asked these guys if they were licensed - they said no - and don't want any of my neighbors to get burned. I just want to make sure that I give my neighbors the right information.
  2. I know I live in Florida but here it is crazy. You don't need a license for fert(by 2014 we will though). You need a limited license for herbicide in beds/pavers/driveways,etc and for apps to ornamentals. You need a full license to do apps to turf....
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  3. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,800

    Any pesticide, (herbicide, insecticide, fungicide etc) requires certification, if not applied to your own property. Fertilizer: depends on the state law.
  4. fl-landscapes

    fl-landscapes LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,542

    dont cut yourself short. Your limited lis. allows you to spray any pesticide within the bed areas with a caution label, including fungicides, insecticides, herbicides, etc...etc....
  5. Fl I know brother I included that right after I said herbicides in my post. Trust me, if I'm able to offer the service, I do!
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