Fire Ant Reduction

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by puppypaws, Sep 26, 2006.

  1. puppypaws

    puppypaws LawnSite Fanatic
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    Is there any liquid pesticide that you can spray over large areas to help reduce fire ants, I know it is not somthing that can be completely controlled.
     
  2. olive123

    olive123 LawnSite Senior Member
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    use top choice no more fire ants
     
  3. puppypaws

    puppypaws LawnSite Fanatic
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    Can I buy it I have a farm applicators license?
     
  4. olive123

    olive123 LawnSite Senior Member
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    you have to go to their website and sign up to be a registered user. The ai is fipronil chipco has other similar products you can get. You should be able to its labeled for ag use i believe.
     
  5. puppypaws

    puppypaws LawnSite Fanatic
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    Thank you very much for helping me my friend, I have about 15 acres I need to cover, what is the cost of this product, just curious?
     
  6. MHODGES

    MHODGES LawnSite Member
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    topchoice should run anywhere from $ 150 to $ 175 per 50 lb bag. If you prefer liquid I would sugest using Wisdom TC it is a generic version of Talstar one which works very well on fire ants. The wisdom might be a cheaper choice also.
     
  7. olive123

    olive123 LawnSite Senior Member
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    talstar wont end fire ant problems its not even in the same league as topchoice
    all youll do is encourage satelliteing with pyrethroids.
     
  8. Ric

    Ric LawnSite Fanatic
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    PuppyPaws

    http://www.cdms.net/ldat/ld75E000.pdf

    Extinguish Fire Ant bait would give better control over a longer period of time and is the only bait labeled for pastures. Commercial Agi Pesticide people are using a herd spreader and ATV to spread it at a material cost of $ 10.00 per acre.


    http://www.wmmg.com/pdf/label/BP100_Spec.pdf

    For fast knock down Pyethrin can be sprayed at 1 oz per thousand but requires a minim of 5 gallons of finish spray per to be effective. Pyethrin should cost about $ 13.00 per acre.


    Below are some links to other Fire ant question.


    http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.p...5&page=1&pp=10


    http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.p...2&page=1&pp=10


    http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.p...428#post658428


    http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.p...743#post985743

    http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.p...ight=Fire+Ants
     
  9. ThreeWide

    ThreeWide LawnSite Bronze Member
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    FWIW, I have purchased Topchoice numerous times without any need for a license or registration. Even though I did become certified for the product, none of the vendors seem to care in this area.
     
  10. Ric

    Ric LawnSite Fanatic
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    I just re-read my post and see I left out one word that could make a big difference.
     

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