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Ants and Moles

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by wiseguyslawn, Apr 20, 2008.

  1. wiseguyslawn

    wiseguyslawn LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 464

    I have had customers asking to control these and I'm aware of the poison worms, but heard trapping is the best way. What about ant hills?
  2. mngrassguy

    mngrassguy LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,167

    granular "Sevin" works great on ant mounds
  3. garydale

    garydale LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 813

    Talprid system is better than trapping. Orthene works well on ants.IMO
  4. Hoots

    Hoots LawnSite Senior Member
    from DFW
    Messages: 328

    You might look into CeaseFire produced by Bayer (Chipco product). I did not see anything on the label stating you could not use it in all states. Top Choice is limited to a few states because it works. lol

    Go to this website http://www.cdms.net/LabelsMsds/LMDefault.aspx
    Lots of labels to look through and print off MSDS/quick reference for your records.

    A Lesco product that I think is for residential use is CrossCheck(I don't use it but have heard the name thrown around for Fire Ants)

    For the moles, I think you need to talk to animal control or get a licensed animal control company for that. Pesticide licenses like we have (Ornamental) don't cover varmint eradication. I had some issues with a raccoon and this was the general consensus. Probably a good place to start.

    Hope this helps.
  5. Hissing Cobra

    Hissing Cobra LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 705

    Talpirid is the most popular choice in my area for control of Moles. It works very well.

    For the ants, you can use any general use insecticide that's labeled for them. Lesco's Crosscheck PL or Crosscheck EZ are very popular and are the equivalent to Talstar PL or Talstar EZ. If the ants are in a lawn, you can even use a Fertilizer + Talstar. Either way, they should be effective on the ants.

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