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What is the best bang for $ against Grubs

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by LilRabbit, Apr 1, 2005.

  1. LilRabbit

    LilRabbit LawnSite Member
    Messages: 102

    I use about 500 lbs. of grub control per season. (granuals from Wal-Mart/Home Depot) and was looking for a contact to get commercial quality possibly bulk. It can be granuals or spray. Thanks
  2. mike payne

    mike payne LawnSite Member
    Messages: 75

    Go to Lesco.
  3. marko

    marko LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 963

    Merit. Put down in June / July. Either solubale packs for a tank mix or granular. Both must be watered in good and no clippings caught during the treatment.
  4. flykelley

    flykelley LawnSite Member
    Messages: 186

    I used Milky Spores on my own lawn last spring, so far no grub's or worst yet the skunk's and other critters tearing up my lawn. I had a guy who works for a large nursery tell me to use it. Its not cheap but he claims you only have to do it once.

    Regard's Mike
  5. LilRabbit

    LilRabbit LawnSite Member
    Messages: 102

    Thanks for the good info. I'm checking out Lesco now, the only problem here it looks like I would have to pick up and I'm 150 miles from the closest distribution center.
  6. qps

    qps LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Indy
    Messages: 1,484

    milkly spores......no way....that can take years and years, that's why no one uses it anymore.

    TJLANDS LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,668

    If you can get it in your area, Merit is the best. One application and a wide window, june-early aug, Totally eliminates grub problems. Very good money making application.

    TJLANDS LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,668

    Sorry didnt see Markos post :) :)
  9. NattyLawn

    NattyLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,643

    Milky Spore is effective up to 10 years. Downside is it only controls Japanese Beetle grubs...
  10. Tscape

    Tscape LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,370

    Hey, Hubbard Lake. My wife's grandmother and aunt live up there. A properly timed application of Dylox is probably the best "bang for your buck". Merit is a great product, don't get me wrong, but it is pricey. Mach 2 in a combo product (meaning with fert) is also good, but more expensive too; still less than Merit. Check out the MSU Crop Advisory Team for landscapers for timing a Dylox application in your area. http://www.ipm.msu.edu/landCAT.htm

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