Wholesale cost for Dylox

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by ICT Bill, Oct 11, 2010.

  1. ICT Bill

    ICT Bill LawnSite Platinum Member
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    I was curious what you guys pay for dylox for grub control, if you go to the hardware store one bag treats 5000 sq ft at a cost of 19.95 so to treat an acre would be close to $200
    What do you guys normally pay from your distributors
     
  2. Turf Dawg

    Turf Dawg LawnSite Gold Member
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    I am giving 44.40 for a 30lb bag at my JDL/Lesco store. Suggested rate for grubs is 3lb per k so 10k per bag. I am a small solo opperation, so that might be on the high side.
     
  3. Ric

    Ric LawnSite Fanatic
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    $ 27.03 a 30 pound Bag or $ 0.901 a pound for 6.2 Granular.

    Liquid Dylox 420 $ 48.697 per gallon in 2.5 gallon jugs

    These prices are from my Price list I get from my supplier. I have not purchased Dylox in several years. With Imidacloprid now off patent I can buy a 2.5 gallon Jug For under $ 200.00 and get 12.5 acres at high rate. I just can't afford NOT to use it.

    Turf Dawg

    The Lesson here is Lesco has never been competitve on pricing. Read old Threads here on LS of Tremor and Me arguing over Lesco pricing. Lesco has always depended on being the local supplier at higher prices.
     
  4. gregory

    gregory LawnSite Bronze Member
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    lesco's prices are high.... thats a pretty good price on the liquid dylox.......


    does dylox go bad?
     
  5. Shegardi

    Shegardi LawnSite Member
    from Ohio
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    $ 27.80 here per bag
     
  6. Ric

    Ric LawnSite Fanatic
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    Gregory

    Yes Granular Dylox has a shelf life and it is not real long. I am not real sure how long the shelf life is but I know at 6 to 8 months it is not good any more.

    Liquid Dylox I am not sure of the shelf life. But I have kept it until the next season and used it successfully.
     
  7. southernprecision

    southernprecision LawnSite Member
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    We also purchase ours from JDL.. 41.75 per bag. Our branch did however offer a buy 3 get one half off in early spring '10.... maybe that shelf life had something to do with it.
     
  8. Ric

    Ric LawnSite Fanatic
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    Gregory

    It might be worth saying that Dylox goes inert quickly in high pH soils. We have high pH soil in coastal Florida. Inland and Central Florida as well as North Florida have pretty good soil and pH in the 4.5 range in some pine woods.

    You might want to buffer your water before mixing Liquid Dylox. pH will effect liquid Dylox. BTW I recently replaced my pH meter on E bay. I forget the exact price but with shipping it was under $ 30.00. So far I like the meter and it appears to be actuate. The Model was 600.
     
  9. tlg

    tlg LawnSite Senior Member
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    Here in Southeast Michigan all of JDL / Lesco branches are out of Dylox. It seems Bayer has Dylox to sell but no bags to put the product in. At least that's what were told. It will be on back order until mid Nov. We are seeing a huge grub problem this year which depleted the stock. A bag is worth a whole lot more around here now than it was a few weeks ago. As a matter of company policy I won't tell you what we pay for Dylox. Let's just say it's better than retail. JDL dosen't tell anybody what I pay for product and I don't tell anybody what they sell it to me for.
     
  10. Turf Dawg

    Turf Dawg LawnSite Gold Member
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    You are right about JDL/Lesco being a little higher to quite higher depending on what product and amount purchased over another place I can buy from. The trouble for me is my location. Both places that I like to use are about 60 miles away. For me to get to the JDL/Lesco store I can take mostly Farm to Market roads and it always takes about the same amount of time. For me to get to Estes {the other place I like} I have to take I35 going through some of the larger North Texas towns towards the Metroplex and that can take 1.25 to 3 hours one way depending on traffic. And the traffic is a big crap shoot.
     

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