whats involved in adding tick treatments to my program?

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by ant, May 13, 2001.

  1. ant

    ant LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,466

    for those that do applications to control ticks whats involved?"
  2. wd

    wd LawnSite Member
    Messages: 17

    We sell it as an add on. We usually use granular products such as Diazonon 5G, Dursban 1G (what we have left in stock anyway), and Sevin 6.3G. We guarantee it for 28 days (but it will last up to 45 days) with very few call backs. I would strongly recommend blood testing every eight weeks while using a clorestonine (spelling?) inhibitor on a regular basis.
  3. BRL

    BRL LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,211

    An additional comment on the blood testing. You should have a test done before using those chemicals to find out what your normal levels are. Everybody is different so there isn't just one common number for doctors to use to determine if there is a problem.
  4. NeilG

    NeilG LawnSite Member
    Messages: 63

    ant, as a follow up, we also offer flea, tick and fire ant control as an additional service (fire ants are a major concern here) Have used Dursban and the others, but have also used Talstar. The cost is quite a bit more, but has a longer residual. Chipco is trying to label Choice for home lawns (currently on Golf courses only) It uses the same active that is put into dog flea and tick collars, and they claim to offer full season protection. It just has to make it out of EPA

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