Monday, March 12, 2012

Plant Health Care - Stop! You Need a License to Do That!

Plant Health Care is a relatively new buzz word among residential homeowners, however the tree care industry has been advocating plant health care for years.  What you may not know is in order to use most sprays and pesticides, you need to be licensed.  That should send up a red flag for you.  YOU should not be doing the spraying! It's dangerous if you don't do it properly.  There is a good reason why the state of Illinois requires a license to do this, so leave it to a professional that has all the proper certification to do the job correctly.  Trees "R" Us, Inc. proudly offers Plant Health Care and we can stand by our quality work because we have staff that is both Operator licensed and Applicator Licensed for spraying pesticides.

State law requires anyone in Illinois applying general-use and restricted-use pesticides in the course of employment to be licensed. Did you know that even persons applying restricted-use pesticides on property they own or control must have a private applicator license. Persons applying general-use pesticides on their own property are exempt from licensing requirements.

It is a responsibility of the Illinois Department of Agriculture to license people applying pesticides outdoors and in agricultural production. The University of Illinois Cooperative Extension Service provides training and study materials.

The Illinois Department of Public Health certifies and licenses individuals applying pesticides in and on man-made structures for purposes including, but not limited to, bird control, rodent control, wood treatment and insect control. There is extensive training for these licenses and only those who pass the state exam will receive the license.  

We are proud to be one of the few tree service companies in the Chicagoland area that offer plant health care services by a certified arborist who is also licensed as and Operator and Applicator of spraying pesticides.

If you are in the North Shore area or in Chicago's north or northwest suburbs, Trees "R" Us, Inc. is your choice for quality tree care and maintenance, as well as your plant health care needs.  Trees "R" Us, Inc.  The right experience.  The right equipment.  The right choice.  Check us out at

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