Top Choice Issues

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by lawnspecialties, May 7, 2008.

  1. lawnspecialties

    lawnspecialties LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,524

    This is my third year applying Top Choice. It's been 3-4 weeks since my apps and I'm finding a few new very active mounds. This is my first year with this problem. We did have some heavy rains between then and now but I'm not happy about this. I bought some Advion today and I'm hoping this is just a fluke.

    Anyone else had this issue?
  2. mowtime

    mowtime LawnSite Member
    Messages: 79

    Hi Ls,
    Took about 3.5 weeks but now mounds are almost showing no activity. The one mound with activity the critters have the shakes, I thought they would never die. all of the recent rains most have delayed the process
  3. NOOB

    NOOB LawnSite Member
    Messages: 188

    Where do you buy the Top Choice When I worked for Trugreen they use it had it on my lawn for 2 years now more fire ants great product. where to purchase?
  4. bug-guy

    bug-guy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,029

    topchioce for ants can take more than 4 wks to work you have to understand the chemistry. we use to treat active mounds seperatly at the time of app
  5. lawnspecialties

    lawnspecialties LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,524

    This may be what I have to do from now on. The Advion is supposed to work within 24-72 hours but I can't find any claims as to how long it lasts. I'm guessing next year I'll have to apply both; TopChoice for overall broadcasting and Advion for spot treatments.

    Everything's getting more and more expensive.:dizzy:
  6. Ric

    Ric LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,969


    Top Choice on high pH sandy soil doesn't have the residual advertised. In fact I had failure at 4 to 5 months. I no longer use Top Choice.
  7. NOOB

    NOOB LawnSite Member
    Messages: 188

    And where can you buy? and how much?
  8. gregory

    gregory LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,074

    ric i have had good luck with it at my house got 9-10 months out of it..just put some more down this past march or april can't remember...put it down last year and it lasted until i got an outbreak in march or end of feb.

    you should be able to buy some at lesco or pro source one or UAP..i got mine from pro source they were like 30.00 a bag cheaper then price on the site was the same as pro source but when i called they told me 30.00 more was my cost they said they had a price increase...
  9. NOOB

    NOOB LawnSite Member
    Messages: 188

    so what is the website for pro source I couldnt find it
  10. lawnspecialties

    lawnspecialties LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,524

    In addition to Lesco and JD landscapes, check with your larger fertilizer and pesticide dealers. Top Choice is getting so popular, it's showing up pretty much everywhere.

    I paid a little over $150 each for 50lb. bags.

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