How do I apply/get a licence to use commerical herbicides?

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by Morgana Leslie, Jun 30, 2009.

  1. Morgana Leslie

    Morgana Leslie LawnSite Member
    Messages: 16

    Does anyone know what agency to apply to for a license to use commercial herbicides? Where do you go? Also, is it true that that give you a hard time, make you jump through a bunch of hoops to get your license? How often do you have to update it? Tell me all the details, leave nothing out. Any websites I can go to? BTW...I am in West Virginia....if that helps.

    Thanks. :usflag:
  2. Please_Be_Green

    Please_Be_Green LawnSite Member
    Messages: 248

    See the sticky thread at the top of the pesticides forum... Licensing in all States.
  3. mdlwn1

    mdlwn1 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,443

    ...or maybe just buy a pair of handcuffs...lock your self to the barn for the growing season and prevent yourself from doing any harm?
  4. doug1980

    doug1980 LawnSite Senior Member
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    CHARLES CUE LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,447

    In WV you have to have 2years experience or take a correspondence course through purdue university
    Charles Cue
  6. Morgana Leslie

    Morgana Leslie LawnSite Member
    Messages: 16

    I do and the out side will be like the old movie "Day of the Triffids" starring Jannette Scott. I hate fighting Triffids, it is war I tell you, war!!!:hammerhead:
  7. Morgana Leslie

    Morgana Leslie LawnSite Member
    Messages: 16

    I saw his post. I was wanting to kill plants not insects. (although it may come in handy sometime, darn bagworms) Is that the same thing?

    LIBERTYLANDSCAPING LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 1,283

    Pesticide refers to any chemical you are using to try to control a weed, pest, or plant disease with. Then there are different catagories of certification, depending on what you are going to be using them for E.G.-lawn, ornamental, pest control, aquatics, right of way weed control, mosquito, etc.
  9. Morgana Leslie

    Morgana Leslie LawnSite Member
    Messages: 16

    I spent 10 years at Marshall University for this???? :wall 10 years and two degrees later, I am self employed and they want me to do what???? Take more classes at a university that ought to have a Skunk as its mascot? I can't take it any longer...I just can't take it....AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHH!

    Anyway....thanks for the was helpful.

    Now if you can suggest anything that kills plants I am open for suggestions. Pramitol? Scythe? Finale? Most people I spray for want it dead and gone.....for good....or as long as possible.

  10. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,497

    What did you go to school for? Or let me rephrase that...For what did you go to school?

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