how to charge for white pines

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by silverscapes, Jul 3, 2007.

  1. silverscapes

    silverscapes LawnSite Member
    from de
    Posts: 88

    had a home owner ask me if i could spray his white pnies 20ft tall 10-12 wide 30 of them for pm for bag worms spider mites... his neighbor just lost a couple trees to mites i told him mites are hoar to control this time of year...... what should i use and how much should i charge :usflag:
     
  2. indyturf

    indyturf LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Indy
    Posts: 1,873

    I have had good results with Talstar for bagworms. I would charge $10-$15 per tree, you could use a backpack sprayer and probably wouldn't use $20 worth of Talstar!
     
  3. rcreech

    rcreech Sponsor
    Male, from OHIO
    Posts: 6,072

    Indy,

    If my math is correct, you would lost about $5-10/tree. Am I understanding this correclty. I would never drive to someones house for a $10-15 service. We are professionals so people need to pay us for our services. You won't get an electrician to your house less then $50.00.

    Silverscapes,
    Using a back pack you will not be able to hit the top of the tree and it will not have enough pressure to penetrate inside the tree.

    I usually charge $40.00/tree and $15 for each tree after that. On a big tree like this though I would probably be closer to $50.00+.
     
  4. indyturf

    indyturf LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Indy
    Posts: 1,873

    $30x$15=$450 -$20 for Talstar. $430 profit! Probably wont take 30 min. I think thats pretty good $$!
     
  5. indyturf

    indyturf LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Indy
    Posts: 1,873

    30x$15=$450 -$20 for Talstar. $430 profit! Probably wont take 30 min. I think thats pretty good $$!
     
  6. rcreech

    rcreech Sponsor
    Male, from OHIO
    Posts: 6,072

    Gotcha!

    Sorry about that! I misunderstood what you were saying.

    Yeah, I love spraying trees. That is a great service to add with big $.
     
  7. indyturf

    indyturf LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Indy
    Posts: 1,873

    I could do jobs like that all day! I'm with you on smaller jobs though, $40-$45 for the first tree and the price goes down after that. We always make $$$!
     
  8. Greenie

    Greenie LawnSite Member
    Posts: 105

    Wouldn't microinjection provide longer lasting results than spray?
     
  9. heritage

    heritage LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,283

    After overhead, it's more like $150 profit.

    Pete D
     
  10. DSTC

    DSTC LawnSite Member
    Posts: 130

    We get pine beetles pretty bad here. We use a diaphram pump with a generator and hose reel and 2x50 gallon tanks for spraying trees and shrubbery. For beetles we use a combo of Sevin and Talstar @ $10 per tree with a $50 minimum.

    Of course for me to drag that hose reel setup out to someones place it had better be for at least 10 or 15 trees :) Otherwise, They'll have to just wait until it's time for me to spray my 100 tree plus homeowners who get that service every year.
     

Share This Page