Fire ants on acreage

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by stanley2113, Dec 3, 2006.

  1. stanley2113

    stanley2113 LawnSite Member
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    I have just under six acres of land and have fire ants all over the place. Is there anything that I can do to kill them without getting a second mortgage on the house?


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  2. LLandscaping

    LLandscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Top Choice is suppose to provide good control of fire ants. I don't have any experience with it but will be using it next year.

    http://www.nofireants.com/how/
     
  3. lawnspecialties

    lawnspecialties LawnSite Silver Member
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    Top Choice is an excellent product for fire ant control. But, for a six acre application, reread the part where he mentioned "getting a second mortgage on the house."payup
     
  4. LLandscaping

    LLandscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I know Top Choice is expensive but it also only requires one application a year.
     
  5. stanley2113

    stanley2113 LawnSite Member
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    I will look into it and if it is the best thing out there I could put it in just the main areas where we will be.

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  6. HenryB

    HenryB LawnSite Bronze Member
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    There is an imported fly from Brazil that is reaking havac on fire ants:clapping: . I forgot the excact name but it is being used in Texas (mineral county) I think.
     
  7. GTP

    GTP LawnSite Member
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    TopChoice will tear your bank account to pieces. Try Advion by DuPont. I have made many customers happy with it. Two applications should give you year-round coverage and the cost is less than $25/acre
     

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