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Old 03-30-2013, 07:05 AM
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Fire ant control

Just getting into this segment, I have been doing only weed control til this point. Looking for products, timing, frequency & and suggestions you care to give.
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Old 03-30-2013, 07:58 AM
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Are you looking a liquid to spray or a granular to broadcast. Bifenthrin also known as bifen works great and not too terribly expensive to spray the whole yard and flower beds. Also helps with fleas, ticks, and grubs
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Yes, Bifen IT is the best cheap way to kill fire ants.
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Old 03-30-2013, 09:00 AM
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Are you looking a liquid to spray or a granular to broadcast. Bifenthrin also known as bifen works great and not too terribly expensive to spray the whole yard and flower beds. Also helps with fleas, ticks, and grubs
I can go either way. I have sprayed my own lawn with bifenthrin last year and seen good results. Approximately how long is the residual?
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Old 03-30-2013, 09:02 AM
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Are you looking a liquid to spray or a granular to broadcast. Bifenthrin also known as bifen works great and not too terribly expensive to spray the whole yard and flower beds. Also helps with fleas, ticks, and grubs
I've used bifen on my own yard last year with good results. How long is the residual on this product.
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Old 03-30-2013, 03:33 PM
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Fripinal is a good season long guarantee but needs to be done early.

I've heard a few guys use bifen and sometimes get great control depending on weather and soil type.

I'd be interested in the residual of bifen and the volume used.
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Old 03-30-2013, 09:38 PM
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might look into bifen xts.. higher AI and also seems to have a longer residual.. do a search under ric's name you'll find a ton of fire ant info
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Old 03-30-2013, 10:09 PM
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might look into bifen xts.. higher AI and also seems to have a longer residual.. do a search under ric's name you'll find a ton of fire ant info
Before I started this thread I did a search for fire ants and nothing came up??? After searching under Ric's posts I found several and will read them.
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Old 03-30-2013, 10:22 PM
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How is everyone applying in the flowerbeds (liquid)? If with a backpack, at what concentration?
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Old 03-30-2013, 11:38 PM
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Rics way you would need a skid sprayer or similar that can put out several gallons per 1000 sq ft.
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