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Crosscheck: how much per gallon?

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by MrC, Jun 16, 2007.

  1. MrC

    MrC LawnSite Member
    from Jersey
    Posts: 189

    I'm so confused on how much Crosscheck to add per gallon of water to treat the lawn, shrubs/flower bed, and to provide a perimeter around my house. The instructions were confusing and had a whole bunch of different percentages.

    Lawn and shrubs/flower bed- I have moth like bugs and other tiny bugs flying out.

    Perimeter- To prevent insects from enter the house.

    Can I use the same amount? How much per gallon?


    PSUTURFGEEK LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 579

    Do you have a label on your bottle? If not go to lesco.com and print one, you should always have a label. The high rate for crosscheck/Talstar is 1oz/1000m2 this will go after flea and tick and and tough to control hardshells.
    for most other insects it's usually around 1/4oz to a half oz.
  3. MrC

    MrC LawnSite Member
    from Jersey
    Posts: 189

    Thanks for responding. I have a label and read it several times but I'm not sure if it's geared towards homeowners using a two gallon sprayer.
    Are you saying 1/4 oz to 1/2 oz per gallon when dealing with the lawn, shrubs/flowerbeds, and perimeter?

    PSUTURFGEEK LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 579

    Yes, just think of a gallon of water and 1000square feet being the same this will help you to understand the label.
  5. americanlawn

    americanlawn LawnSite Fanatic
    from midwest
    Posts: 5,852

    Most of the time, we mix one ounce per 20 gallons of water for outdoor pest control (mosquitos, flea, ticks, ants, gnats, etc) This is a very low use rate, but we get the results. Ant mounds = drench them. Along foundations = spray heavy. Hope this helps.

    PSUTURFGEEK LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 579

    There's nothing wrong with going at that low of a rate especially as a preventitive treatment, the higher rates are usually for contact kill and very active infestations.
    As far as crosscheck, the label is not at all designed for a homeowner, FMC makes this product and Talstar mainly for the use of trained turfgrass pro's.

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