Need good ant killer.

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by Green Up, Jul 15, 2008.

  1. Green Up

    Green Up LawnSite Member
    Messages: 140

    At the present time, I am having a problem with ants in most of the lawns that I maintain for customers. I have used several products, but they do not seem to work as well as some of the ones that have been taken off the market. I am presently using Crosscheck. Does anyone know of a good product that will work that may be cost effective? Thanks.
  2. americanlawn

    americanlawn LawnSite Fanatic
    from midwest
    Messages: 5,955

    Okay I'll respond cuz nobody else has. Back in the 70's & 80's, we used liquid Dursban. We would spray the entire lawn, and when we saw an ant mound, we would "drench" it. I'm talking south Texas where fire ants are a real problem. Since moving back to the Midwest, I have had pretty good luck with Talstar. It's always best to know where the ant populations are so you can drench them (or spray heavy). I use Crosscheck on my lawn, and it seems to kill the ants.

    Anybody else?
  3. Real Green

    Real Green LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 389

    I was going to say if you are going to do perimeter sprays, go with BASF's termidor. I like crosscheck's results. I am hearing very good things about cyanora, maybe you could consider that. You can pick it up at your local JDL.

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