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Cheapest and most effective

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by stressed, Jun 3, 2008.

  1. stressed

    stressed LawnSite Member
    Messages: 185

    insecticide to control surface insects?Anyone have any suggestions.As of now im gonna use permethrin granular in 25 lb bags that treat 10,000 in a permagreen.
  2. americanlawn

    americanlawn LawnSite Fanatic
    from midwest
    Messages: 5,944

    Sevin or Dylox works too.
  3. whoopassonthebluegrass

    whoopassonthebluegrass LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,305

    I'm a fan of bifenthrin. Permethrin let me down a couple times in a row, so I switched over. Plus, Bifenthrin has a cheaper cost per application rate. But that's for me - I don't have the buying power you do. payup
  4. kappa915

    kappa915 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 48

    bifenthrin works great. At lesco its crosscheck or you can find it as Talstar One. This product is very broad spectrum and is what my local exterminator is using for my household pest control.

    PSUTURFGEEK LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 579

    Same as above, Crosscheck 0-0-7 is like 9.00/bag this year
  6. stressed

    stressed LawnSite Member
    Messages: 185

    9.00?How many pounds is that and who sells it...Lesco?
  7. stressed

    stressed LawnSite Member
    Messages: 185

    ok where can i get it for 9 a bag? i just called 2 differtent lescos and one price was 65 a bag and the other was 13-14 a bag.:walking:
  8. whoopassonthebluegrass

    whoopassonthebluegrass LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,305

    Americanlawn has a lot of buying power. Purchasing by the truck load.
  9. greendoctor

    greendoctor LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,763

    Sevin SL or Talstar comes out pretty cheap per acre. Of course those should be applied through a boom. Talstar is about $70 per quart for me or $2.20 per 1000 sq ft, Sevin is $150 per 21/2 gallon or $1.88 at the surface insect rate, $2.40 if I am also going after grubs. I do not go cheap or do half A$$ed 10,000 sq ft in 1 minute applications. Surface insects here are chinch bugs, fall armyworm and sod webworm. I would hate to owe a client a new lawn because I failed to control an insect infestation. So it takes 3 gallons per M and 2 minutes per M, killing things the first time with no treatment failures.......priceless.
  10. k911lowe

    k911lowe LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 526

    same for me.works like a charm.

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