Michigan LCO's

Discussion in 'Network: Central' started by tiedeman, Sep 4, 2003.

  1. lawnboy

    lawnboy LawnSite Senior Member
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    good point just a mistake. Should be july.
     
  2. Smithers

    Smithers LawnSite Silver Member
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    the guys at shemin have two grub controls....Merit and Dylox. They said that merit lasts 8 months (of course it weekens with time), and Dylox if grubs are present.

    So my question, do you apply merit (which is $52/bag) or check to see if grubs are present (by lifting sod) and apply Dylox ($42/bag).
     
  3. amw

    amw LawnSite Senior Member
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    Anyone willing to look at an apple tree in madison heights for free (11mile & dequinder) and see if they can save it???
    It has some type of bug (i think). It is my moms, so any help would be great.

    Or maybe a sugestion of who to call that will do a free estimate?

    Thanks in advance guys.
     
  4. lawnboy

    lawnboy LawnSite Senior Member
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    merit and arena are what we apply. On some occations we do mach but hardly ever do we apply dylox, unless it is a strange year or a customer ask for grub control after the control period
     
  5. lawnboy

    lawnboy LawnSite Senior Member
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    Hey by the way merit is $35 a bag at russos. I dont know if you guys ever go there. It is in chicago. Well worth the trip. They will deliver sometimes too.
     
  6. amw

    amw LawnSite Senior Member
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    Except from the metro detroit area you would need to buy a whole bunch to make it worth the time and fuel.
    But great for the guys much closer to there.
     
  7. Tscape

    Tscape LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I get asked this all the time. I recommend Merit to all my customers. If you call me in September/October and you have grubs because you didn't opt for the Merit application, I'll use Dylox. It is the same price as a Merit application and you'll have some turf renovation to do. You can buy peace of mind. It's called Merit.
     
  8. Mower For Less

    Mower For Less LawnSite Senior Member
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    Merit lasting 8 months is BS sales talk. The grub control may last 8 months, because thats roughly when the next season begins, but the product itself will not. Which is why they dont recommend applying it in May-June. Dylox has NO residual control and must be applied to actively feeding grubs. If you put down Dylox right now, you are wasting your money.
     
  9. Jason Pallas

    Jason Pallas LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Anyone hear about a LCO getting carjacked last week? I think it was on 10 Mile rd in Warren or Eastpointe.
    Since we had our stuff stolen 3 weeks ago, I've found out about a lot of stuff going on w/regards to theft of landscaping equipment and where it ends up, etc.... will post back when I have more time. But in the mean time WATCH YOUR STUFF. They don't just take equipment (blowers/trimmers) anymore. They're taking the whole truck and rig. I've talked to at least a dozen LCOs in the last three weeks that have had that happen to them this year and I know of at least twice as many that this has happened to. GPW cops are now stopping crews to warn them. The problem is that bad. He said that 3 C's had a trailer that was cleaned out while it was parked on Lakeshore last week. My fear is that the carjackings are gonna increase. These guys know that we ride around with $20k-30K of equipment and it's easy to get with a gun. Unfortunately, we're very easy targets and these guys know it.
     
  10. Mower For Less

    Mower For Less LawnSite Senior Member
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    I think it was 10 & Groesbeck area, I didnt see the story, but heard it second hand. I am going to get a GPS tracking system on my truck, and also going to get a CCW now. It'll be easier to catch these scums if they cant walk.

    Kevin
     

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