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Insurance for Pesticide License

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by cmfpi, Apr 1, 2008.

  1. cmfpi

    cmfpi LawnSite Member
    from 41011
    Messages: 5

    My state (Ohio) requires insurance to get a pesticide license. We have general insurance, does that cover pesticides or do we have to get an additional license for it?
  2. ffemtmcd

    ffemtmcd LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 532

    Check with your local extension office to make sure. Here we just have to have liability insurance of 500K at least. Oh yeah, and a lic # on the truck or trailer.

    GREEN-UP LawnSite Member
    from sw ohio
    Messages: 97

    go to ohioagriculture.gov ha all insurance info
  4. tlg

    tlg LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 651

    Your general liability insurance should cover you as long as the coverage includes bodily injury and property damage that arise from pesticide applications. I doubt the Ohio dept of ag would consider your license request without the right coverage. Contact them and by all means your insurance agent as well to make sure your covered.
  5. garydale

    garydale LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 813

    We are required to have Pesticides and Pesticide Applicator listed on certificates.
  6. Reliable Lawn Care

    Reliable Lawn Care LawnSite Member
    Messages: 136

    Gardner KS. I almost bought an aerator from someone there thru E-Bay last week. I was away from the computer and got out bid.
    Sorry to jump this thread.
    My insurance covers. I have one Mill liability, 350 year.
  7. teeca

    teeca LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,202

    check out MFP insurance, i think there a sponser if not i'll get you there number. pretty good rates and there located in ohio and they sent everything to the state for me. regular insurance policies like my old american family insurance would only cover 'dry' applications, so they had to go, wouldn't underwrite it.

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