Round 3 and Grub together$$$$$

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by J Hisch, Jun 24, 2006.

  1. J Hisch

    J Hisch LawnSite Senior Member
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    I am sure most experienced Applicators are doing this. Round 3 Being a fertilzer with Mach II Selling the Round 3 as normal for the fert/spot weeds if needed, then Charging for the Grub separate. So for example Say round 3 for 40.00 Bucks. I charge 40.00 then Charge another 80.00 for the grub so the visit was for 120.00 is this a common place? or am I alone?
     
  2. Grassmechanic

    Grassmechanic LawnSite Silver Member
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    I don't include any insect control in any of my rounds. If insecticide is needed, it is an additional charge.
     
  3. indyturf

    indyturf LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I started doing grub control w/rd 3 several years back, it saves me 2-3 weeks of work!
     
  4. J Hisch

    J Hisch LawnSite Senior Member
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    of course it's additional just killing 2 birds with one stone and one pass. and getting paid for both
     
  5. Tscape

    Tscape LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I will never again use Mach II. M-E-R-I-T is how I spell grub control.


    I agree with everything else you said.
     
  6. J Hisch

    J Hisch LawnSite Senior Member
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    What happened with the Mach II, didnt control?
     
  7. somo1

    somo1 LawnSite Member
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    Thats exactly what I do, with new customers I leave a postcard explaining the double invoice and let them know if they need more time to pay thats ok.
     
  8. Tscape

    Tscape LawnSite Bronze Member
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    It absolutely did not control! I had 10-15 lawns that were infested as if they had no treatment at all. Told my Lesco rep in the fall that control looked "iffy" and I wanted to speak to the Dow rep. She never called. By Spring I was running around like a chicken with my head cut off doing apps and replacing destroyed turf. I demanded a call from the Dow rep. She called, left a message asking what species of grub and soil ph. I wasn't able to get back to her and a week later she called again sounding annoyed. I never did speak to her. Like I have time to ID grub secies and check soil ph on 15 lawns in April. Seems to me that should be her job at that point. More than a few companies locally experienced the same failure of that product.
     
  9. Russ

    Russ LawnSite Senior Member
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    I've had that happen too. A buddy of mine says any time you use Mach II for grubs ya might as well order your Dylox at the same time.
     
  10. Grassmechanic

    Grassmechanic LawnSite Silver Member
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    That is the major drawback to Mach II. The timimg of application for each species of grub only allows a very small window. If you have Aetanius and you are applying Mach II for Japanese or Chafer, your control is not going to give favorable results. Raster ID'ing only takes a second or two in the field to tell what grubs are there.
     

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