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what is your favorite insecticide.

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by Rob.C, Jun 25, 2007.

  1. Rob.C

    Rob.C LawnSite Member
    Messages: 157

    Just wanted to see what are everybodys favorite insecticide for lawns. Mine is talstar one, it kills fleas, ticks, ants spiders, it does kill mosquitos even no they are not listed on the label, it kills a variety of worms ect, ect.
  2. ArizPestWeed

    ArizPestWeed LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,457

    Mine is Ricicide cuz it controls Ric

    The best , bar-none is Suspend SC .
    #2 Tempo SC

    Way down here is any Bifenthrin product
  3. upidstay

    upidstay LawnSite Bronze Member
    from CT
    Messages: 1,553

    Talstar is a good one, Crosscheck too (same thing, different name). If you can stand the smell, Acephate is awesome. Also a big fan of hort oil and insecticidal soaps. Always had good luck with M-Pede soap. Kills bugs, including your armored scales. Mix a little Acephate in with it and it'll take out hard shell scales nicely. I like the soaps and oils cuz if you screw up and get covered in the stuff, you're still ok. M-Pede will just dry out your skin.
  4. Ric

    Ric LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,969


    Gone but not forgotten is Diazinon that one time was labeled for Nematoes as well as Grubs control. It was the Best outside ant killer ever on the market.

    Today I like Foolicide it controls AirHead Lice and Idioticide for control of Airhead cockroaches. Seems to be a bad outbreak of AirHead Cockroaches lately.
  5. olive123

    olive123 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 500

    demand cs.............................
  6. boats47

    boats47 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 244

    Onyx works almost to good, have to be careful with it or you kill all the guys as well. Merit 75 Wp is also top on my list.
  7. americanlawn

    americanlawn LawnSite Fanatic
    from midwest
    Messages: 5,944

    I'm with Ariz Pest Weed. Sounds like Ricicide is the best on product the market right now. It also controls name-calling and degradation of members.

    DUSTYCEDAR LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
    Messages: 5,134

    i just use a big hammer and charge by the hour :hammerhead:
  9. lawn king

    lawn king LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,383

    I hope allectus will be my new favorite, because i have just spent thousands of dollars on it. Time will tell?
  10. seaweed

    seaweed LawnSite Member
    Messages: 37

    i've always had good results with talstar, i never could get long term results with suspend and tempo sc - had to keep applying it every 30 days or so.

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