Fla. Ag inspector doing their job and protecting my Lic.

Discussion in 'Florida Lawn Care Forum' started by Ric, Jul 9, 2012.

  1. A Leaf Above

    A Leaf Above LawnSite Member
    Messages: 223

    ooh i definately agree with you 100% ..Same stuff happens with General Contractors license in the construction industry ..I see it all the time down here ..
  2. stickleylawncare

    stickleylawncare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 169

    Sometimes its a pain to read all the legal jargon and piece it all together, but if you just look at January's Disciplinary memo 880, there are several warning letters for Unlicensed - Advertising Pest Control, and a $1000 fine. Seems like a pretty sold "No you cant advertise Pest Control for someone else" And I think a lawn guy selling the side of his truck as a billboard idea would be pretty damn transparent and youd be listed on the next memo.
  3. mjlcare2

    mjlcare2 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 200

    I saw that and that is what prompted my questions.. and that would make sense if I was advertising that "I" do the service.. but I'm not as I've already stated a couple hundred times in this thread.. I want to advertise for someone else.. read the posts comparing it to selling billboard space..

    again it seems as though this is a big grey area until someone can find out for sure.. but thanks for your post
  4. Duekster

    Duekster LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
    Messages: 7,961

    Sounds clear to me unless you just want to play dumb or are dumb.
  5. mjlcare2

    mjlcare2 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 200

    it says and I quote,

    (c) Solicitation and acceptance of pest control must be performed by an identification card holder whether performed in person or by telephone.

    so.. what does acceptance of pest control mean then.. I can't interpret that..
    if you accept pest control you are the buyer having the service? and need to be a card holder?

    and mine would neither be in person or by telephone.. in person (ie, door to door, handing out cards for, etc..)

    interpretation of the law is a b*tch isn't it! that's what lawyers are for.. fight for interpretation

    why did you post the
    482.091 Employee identification cards.—

    that doesn't have anything to do with advertising..
  6. Burnie

    Burnie LawnSite Member
    Messages: 82

    Answers on here are how someone interprets what the law says. Why not just call the department and ask them? 850-617-7997 is the number. How they interpret the law is the important thing. If they say NO, drop it and move on, if they say NO PROBLEM, then go for it. Anytime you are unsure it is best to ask the horses mouth so to speak. I see it as a rolling billboard, but before I would do something like that I would call the department first to make sure that is what they think also. JMHO
  7. A Leaf Above

    A Leaf Above LawnSite Member
    Messages: 223

    Better yet have them put it in writing for you ...bwahahaha ! ..Like that would happen ....The reason they wont put it in writing is because when the blood sucking attorneys put these laws into effect they always leave an opening so you can INTERPRETE it either way ...Keeps them making that $300 an hour ...My personal opinion is for the way that statue is written is that if i am selling pest control services as well as doing those services which i sold you than i need to be licensed ...I guess i am a rebel and like to live on the edge :)....I would feel secure in putting a pest control name on my trailer ..BECAUSE I DO NOT do the services ...However i would try and get a straight answer from someone at the doa ...And good luck with that ! lol
  8. zturncutter

    zturncutter LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,308

    Ric, clear some PM space :laugh:
  9. Duekster

    Duekster LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
    Messages: 7,961

    In Texas, we have to take CEU's on law. You also have to understand labels.

    Just saying, Thanks Ric
  10. Ric

    Ric LawnSite Fanatic
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    You have my E mail address, Please use it. I have no desire to clear my PM box and get hit with a ton of private questions.


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