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I am a certified pesticide applicator for the state of PA and it cost me 100 dollars for the core test and 50 dollars for each category which I had to get for the business I worked for plus you have to abtain so many credits within a time frame to keep it active. Also I believe in PA if you own a company You need a BU number which also cost more money. So just because I am certified doesn't give me the power to use it unless I work for that company or another company that has a BU number.
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A BU is your business ID number that is placed on vehicles that carry the products or chemicals Its like a registration for a vehicle. But I'm not sure if you need one if your private applicator
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Oh thank you.

From the time you decided to get your license until the time you got it, how long did it take? It sounds like this isn't something that you can quickly get.
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In Kansas you have to have your numbers visible on your truck as well.
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All of this is very interesting! I haven't had my meeting with the pre emergent guy yet. But I'm looking to get a percentage since the majority of my clients want and need weed control services. What do you think would be a fair amount to ask for?? Seeing that I'm bringing him a large amount of clients.
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This is a quote from ritchiem in another post.

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28% is my subcontract fee. I always bill the customer and pay the sub. I add 28% on top of the sub's invoice. It goes that way for all my subs.
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It takes about 3-6 months to study, find places that test. sometimes you can't find any or there's not many of testing areas then you must wait.
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