Feb 23, 2013 - 12:45 PM
The mixing directions on lawn insecticides are a little sketchy sometimes. Basically, if you have a 10,000 square foot lawn, you are going to need 20 ounces of chemical mixed into 40 gallons of water. At least this is what the label says. Doing this with a 2 gallon sprayer will be a tedious task.
Most pest pros and lawn care companies will not use the full label rate for this type of application. Most will use a hydraulic sprayer and apply the mixed rate of 2 oz per 4 gallons of water or 1 oz per 2 gallons of water and spray until wet. That's it. And usually this will provide good control of just about any pest.
The different mixing rates for different pests don't work when you are trying to kill a variety of pests with 1 application. The rule of thumb is to use the highest mixing ratio the label allows, then apply until wet. That's it.
If you do it like this, and mix 1 oz in 2 gallons of water, or even 2 oz in 2 gallons of water - and spray until wet, you can probably get by with 10 gallons or so of mix and this will treat the entire lawn.
If this doesn't provide the control you need, then give it a couple of weeks and make a second application.
Here is the link to Cyonara Lawn and Garden - http://www.epestsupply.com/product/75...
Mar 01, 2013 - 03:08 PM
Thank You Ron. They should copy your instructions onto their product.
They are a whole lot easier to understand. Again, many thanks!