Daconil seems to also repel deer

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by Delmarva Keith, Jun 8, 2019.

  1. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes LawnSite Fanatic
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    That's the claim...I have a customer that would beg to differ.
     
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    Delmarva Keith

    Delmarva Keith LawnSite Senior Member
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    It’s pricey. Around $300 for 5 gal pail?
     
  3. SMC

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    Yes, but much more cost effective when you factor the additional material and labor costs of other deer repellent services. There is a reason Bartlett Tree, SavATree and Davey Tree are using DeerPro. Higher margins for the applicator and a better value for the homeowner.
     
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  4. SMC

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    There are many companies in Grand Rapids using DeerPro Winter to successfully protect their customers landscaping from winter deer browse.
     
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  5. Mark Oomkes

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    I'm one of them...using it that is. But we had some arbs that were shredded after being treated.
     
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  6. SMC

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    Wow! That is very unusual. I've never seen deer eat arborvitae treated with thiram.
     
  7. phasthound

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    They must have been very hungry.
     
  8. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes LawnSite Fanatic
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    To be fair, we had a lot of rain and freezing rain. Snow early in November, then came a lot of the rain and freezing rain. Didn't drop a plow until the 19th of January after plowing a few times in the second week of November. Then we had 7 weeks of non-stop winter.

    So it is possible it was diluted\washed off, but it did not provide 6 months of coverage.
     
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  9. SMC

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    Still highly unusual.
     

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