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Old 07-31-2011, 05:59 PM
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Fire ants

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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Old 07-31-2011, 08:40 PM
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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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Old 07-31-2011, 09:21 PM
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glad to see you chimmed in ric. i was going to tell him the same thing. that product will work but something else is alot cheaper and works just as good if not better...
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Old 07-31-2011, 11:40 PM
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glad to see you chimmed in ric. i was going to tell him the same thing. that product will work but something else is alot cheaper and works just as good if not better...
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If you punched Fires Ants into the search feature here at LS, how many days would it take you to read it all????
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Old 08-01-2011, 09:13 AM
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lol... several.... done that great stuff on here about them....
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Old 08-01-2011, 10:10 PM
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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.
Thanks for the info Ric. I was going to treat just the fire ant mounds for now, I'm new to the pesticide world.
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