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Old 04-29-2008, 09:03 AM
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Fire Ants

Have any of you used Advion in a broad cast application?

If so, how were your results and duration of control.

We would love to use Fipronil but the budget will not support it.

Your thoughts and options would be most welcome in treating our parks and protecting the kids.

thanks,
John
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Old 04-29-2008, 11:36 AM
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Have any of you used Advion in a broad cast application?

If so, how were your results and duration of control.

We would love to use Fipronil but the budget will not support it.

Your thoughts and options would be most welcome in treating our parks and protecting the kids.

thanks,
John
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Advion seems to work as good as any bait and is much faster acting. But I have found Timing to be key in my area. Right now we are in our dry season and baits work great and will last. If you are mowing the same yard, spot treatment backs up your bait. In our rainy season baits don't get the control. Baits are in fact environmental friendly IMHO. The if the organic people stopped falling on their own sword and used common sense, reasonable
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Old 04-29-2008, 02:22 PM
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I went to a recertification class a couple of months ago, the speaker invented a bait system called the helmet. It protects kids and pets from getting in to it. You can check it out at www.fireantswatteam.com. Hope this helps

Barry
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Old 04-30-2008, 08:41 AM
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Thanks for your input ... much appreciated.

John
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Old 04-30-2008, 08:22 PM
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Advion is my fire ant product of choice. Most of my customers have atleast 3/4 acre so Top Choice is usually out of their budget. I get good control using Advion around April and then repeating around September or October. This gives good year-round suppression. I agree with Ric that a very rainy season is harder to maintain control. There is great profit potential because the per acre cost is so low. It's my favorite sector of my business.
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