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how much per sq ft for grub control

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by Green Side Lawn Care, Nov 6, 2006.

  1. Green Side Lawn Care

    Green Side Lawn Care LawnSite Member
    Messages: 94

    how much do you charge per sq ft for grub control
  2. UpNorth

    UpNorth LawnSite Member
    from NE,US
    Messages: 210

    I'd ask again in about 6 months.
  3. tremor

    tremor LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,476

    It's that time of year so I'll play Devil's advocate here.

    For large turf areas some of the "Big Boxes" were bidding Merit at 20% LESS than their Agency COST of Merit here last year. Idiots. All they did was scout the turf & treat the hot spots with Dylox even when the bids clearly stated the buyer was expecting a blanket application of Merit.

    How big are the lawns you're targeting?
  4. Green Side Lawn Care

    Green Side Lawn Care LawnSite Member
    Messages: 94

    they are any where from 1/4 to 5 acres
  5. LawnDawg65

    LawnDawg65 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 92

    As a guideline I go by 2 1/2 times regular application price, this may vary some but for me it is a good guide.
  6. UpNorth

    UpNorth LawnSite Member
    from NE,US
    Messages: 210

    My previous post wasn't that informative. I price mine like "LawnDawg65" for existing customers, 2.5 times regular application price, but also get 10% OFF. I have charged new customers 3 times a normal appication, but generally the 2-2.5 times is a good place to start.
  7. sclawndr

    sclawndr LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 326

    You gotta love all the scientific answers here. Where did that formula come from? In my area, preventive apps average $9-10 per thousand square feet.

    DUSTYCEDAR LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
    Messages: 5,134

    2 and a half times so how many jobs r u getting at that price? i know the stuff cost some bucks
  9. UpNorth

    UpNorth LawnSite Member
    from NE,US
    Messages: 210

    Let me be more specific since doing the math of round price x 2-2.5 is apparently not "scientific."

    I fell that measuring with a wheel and getting an exact square footage is as old school as you can get. In fact if you have access to tax records easily, like I do, you don't even have to see the lawn to give a rough price. You tell the customer if your wrong you'll honor it for the 1st application and adjust for later ones. I have only had to do that once. If your still measureing that way your loosing too much money doing estimates.

    So for this sake i will use a 1/2 acre price(this averages to 9-12K sqft of turf) of $59.00 per regular application. So...59 x 2.5 = 147.50 or $145.00

    It's specific enough for me, the few lawns i'm loosing on I'll make up on the lawns I'm making out on.
  10. Shades of Green LService

    Shades of Green LService LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,011

    Dusty Cedar
    What are your rates like? I'm closer to 2-2.5 as well

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