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Advion VS Bad Infestation

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by Turf Dawg, Oct 23, 2012.

  1. Turf Dawg

    Turf Dawg LawnSite Gold Member
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    Has anyone used Dupont Advion on a bad fire ant problem? I have a senior living complex that is BADDDDDDDDDD. Acres of ants. I have had good luck on some places that do not have irrigation with Advion but they did not even come close to the number of mounds this place has. I would love to spray, drench and water but this is not really a option for me on this place.
     
  2. LLandscaping

    LLandscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Have you looked at top choices it's expensive but works great. We use advion to treat mounds only. Duocide works well for a cheaper option but I think only works for 30days. It will get them under control. The top choice lasts a year and is a really low rate.
     
  3. Ric

    Ric LawnSite Fanatic
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    I am not a fan of Dupont Advion Insect Granule Bait. I have had little experience with it because it hasn't been successful for me. Yes it does seem to have a quicker but less effective Knock down. Other Baits that take weeks to gain control seem to be a more complete solution. Of course the Time factor to get into the food chain and do the job is the big draw back to baits.

    I might suggest spraying in the High Traffic areas and using baits on the rest.


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  4. Bryn

    Bryn LawnSite Member
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    TopChoice, I believe is a restricted product, expensive but effective on preventing re-infestations.

    Advion cheap to treat large area, but needs a couple of days rain free. Difficult to broadcast over an acre if using a hand spreader such as scotts spreader due to the little amount per acre. Had good results, but started to re-infest within two months.

    I prefer not to drench anymore, due to residual effects of some products, some lasting as long as 20 years (Bifenthrin).
     
  5. Turf Dawg

    Turf Dawg LawnSite Gold Member
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    This place is around 11 acres and I would treat around 4 so top choice would be too expensive plus its needs watered in and we are dry as a bone. Our avarage for Sept is 4.49" and we got a tad over an inch and Oct should be a tad over 4" and so for around a inch.
    I may try the Advion and tell them 75% control.
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  6. humble1

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  7. Ric

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    humble1 LawnSite Silver Member
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