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Old 07-31-2011, 08:40 PM
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Originally Posted by Heavyduty1 View Post
Is Talstar still one of the best ways to control fire ants? I can get 25lbs granular for $26 at a local farm supply store.

Just got my license, so it's time to get the good stuff.
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Yes those granules will work. However they are not very economic. Fires Ants are actually very easy to control or kill. Therefore it isn't a matter of what works, But rather what method works and costs less to control Fire Ants.

Your cost of Talstar PL Granules is $ 26 for 25 lbs which LOW label rates says it cover just under 11K at a cost of $ 2.36 plus tax per thousand sq ft. My Chemical cost to treat the same 11K area is $ 1.62 instead of $ 26.00. Who do you think can competitively bid Fire Ant Control and turn a Profit.
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