Texas, need help locating Pesticide Applicator insurance....

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by ampeg76, Jan 13, 2005.

  1. ampeg76

    ampeg76 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 297

    Hey guys,

    I was wondering if anyone could point me in the right direction to finding a reputable insurance provider for pesticide applicators. I checked with some local agents such as State Farm, but none provide this nor could point me in the right direction. I'm thinking of going with 1 to 2 million in coverage if that is of any help. Thanks for your time and patience!

  2. Turf Medic

    Turf Medic LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,073

    I would double check with State Farm, our agent swore there was no way to insure us. He retired and the new guy wrote the policy, no problem other than we had to pick up a couple of accounts mowing. Guess they didn't want to insure a spray only operation. Might be different state to state, but I would double check anyway.
  3. SWD

    SWD LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 988

    ampeg 76, the only insurance underwriter for pesticide applications in Texas we have found is Scottsdale Insurance.
    For some particular reason that no insurance nitwit has explained, Scottsdale is the only underwriter.
    As I understand it, most insurance agent's can access Scottsdale. However, get used to being bent over when premium payment comes due.
    PM me for more details.
  4. GrowinGreeninc

    GrowinGreeninc LawnSite Member
    Messages: 52

    not sure about texas but we have erie in nc and they provide a pesticide rider at no charge I have 2mil and pay appro 800 per year. weisberger in ohio also specializes in spray companies.
  5. Green Dreams

    Green Dreams LawnSite Senior Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 593

    it can be tough to find
  6. i_plant_art

    i_plant_art LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 558

    you will need a commercial insurance agent to insure you properly and to be able to watch out for your best intrest. Dont get me wrong state farm has goo dinsurance i have my personal insurance through them but all my business insurance is through a commercial provider.
  7. A.T.A.K

    A.T.A.K LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 286

    Try Captial Risk Underwritters they insure only pest control companys e-mail me if you want there phone number
  8. A.T.A.K

    A.T.A.K LawnSite Senior Member
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