annual white grubworms already

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by americanlawn, Aug 17, 2011.

  1. Ric

    Ric LawnSite Fanatic
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    Kirk

    I am not joking. IMHO you either are a professional lawn care company that doesn't have Grub Problem because you take care of your customer or you are a hack. It costs me $ 18.00 an acre to prevent grubs. That is less than 41 cent a thousand sq ft for a years prevention. HELLO that isn't a fortune and no one should miss lunch over such a low cost. If your margin is so low that 41 cent makes a difference and you have to sell a separate grub program, then you are not much of a businessman.

    Instead of spending a Fortune on TV advertisement trying to replace lost customers, Why not spend a small percent of TV advertisement cost on KEEPING CUSTOMERS.

    Business is business no matter which industry. Customers are expensive to acquire but much cheaper to keep.

    BTW If I had repeated Grub Problem year after year I sure wouldn't be posting it on the World Wide Web.
     
  2. R & R Yard Designs

    R & R Yard Designs LawnSite Senior Member
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    Ric can you pm me when you can. I would like too ask you something.
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  3. americanlawn

    americanlawn LawnSite Fanatic
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    Holy crap -- anybody buying what this guy is shoveling? The link below pretty much describes what most (responsible) green industry businesses are now doing (that I am aware of).

    http://www.extension.iastate.edu/pme/IPM.html

    Ric, it's time you put that bottle away, cuz you make less sense after each post. No need to keep trying to defend yourself, cuz we 'understand'. Plus...if I need you to run my business, I will contact you. Maybe I can feature you as a competitor in my latest TV ad -- now that's an idea. :laugh::laugh:
     
  4. Ric

    Ric LawnSite Fanatic
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    R&R

    You can't PM me with your question???
     
  5. R & R Yard Designs

    R & R Yard Designs LawnSite Senior Member
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    Yea we have damage now but it looks like June bug. What to do, what to do.
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  6. americanlawn

    americanlawn LawnSite Fanatic
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    We had one yesterday. A 26,000 s/f irrigated lawn. Most grubs were fully grown, yet a few were not. We wanted to merely treat parts of the lawn, but the pest pressure was so widespread that we ended up applying Dylox to the entire lawn. 3 lbs per K. Just in time before their system was shut down.

     
  7. DA Quality Lawn & YS

    DA Quality Lawn & YS LawnSite Fanatic
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    Larry,

    Can you post a pic of this damage. I would like to see it for comparison.
     
  8. R & R Yard Designs

    R & R Yard Designs LawnSite Senior Member
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    I have about 100-200 sq ft. Out of 12 acres I don't think it is to bad.
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