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by craigdt
Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: Pest Control
Topic: Need help with mosquitoes. Nothing is working!!!
Replies: 11
Views: 557

Re: Need help with mosquitoes. Nothing is working!!!

Wow you are putting out all the stops. You should be bug free this summer. I just got the Dynatrap and a Flowtron. I also put down Spectracide Season long insecticide. I am going to put out Bifen next week. How often do you put down your chemicals? I tend to base it off of current mosquito pressure...
by craigdt
Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: Pest Control
Topic: Mosquito Control Basics
Replies: 129
Views: 18727

Re: Mosquito Control Basics

Here's my supplies this year. Going to rotate chems, add the insect growth regulator, and try a couple types of traps to draw them away from living areas. https://i.imgur.com/zjJkwG0.jpg @craigdt I was curious if there was a particular reason you have bifen and permethrin? Did you buy them both to ...
by craigdt
Sun Jun 28, 2020 9:58 pm
Forum: Outdoor Living & Other Hobbies
Topic: Firearms of TLF - What’s your EDC?
Replies: 19
Views: 574

Re: Firearms of TLF - What’s your EDC?

Smith and Wesson M&P Shield 9mm

Ontario Rat Model 1

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by craigdt
Sun Jun 28, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: Pest Control
Topic: White grubs - Mother Nature's marvels
Replies: 1
Views: 205

Re: White grubs - Mother Nature's marvels

Thats nice and all, but the only good grub is a dead grub.
by craigdt
Sun Jun 28, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: Pest Control
Topic: How much a New Stihl SR200 warranty worths?
Replies: 6
Views: 258

Re: How much a New Stihl SR200 warranty worths?

Just get it from your local Stihl dealer.
by craigdt
Sun Jun 28, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: Pest Control
Topic: Need help with mosquitoes. Nothing is working!!!
Replies: 11
Views: 557

Re: Need help with mosquitoes. Nothing is working!!!

Here's my arsenal this year. I try to rotate my chems. If you are spraying after you notice they are bad, you are too late, and it will take a couple weeks to get things under control. Spray earlier in the year before they are bad. Mix a bug growth regulator in every now and again to interrupt the m...
by craigdt
Sat Jun 20, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: Soil Fertility
Topic: Penterra/wetting agents
Replies: 14
Views: 1159

Re: Penterra/wetting agents

I've used the Penterra. Trying to help with clay soil and localized dry spots. I sprayed the initial 3oz/1K or whatever, and will soon start doing the 1oz/1K apps. I dont have a "control" section to compare it too... so I can't really give great feedback, other than "I think it helps". Anyways, it ...
by craigdt
Sun May 31, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: Pest Control
Topic: Mosquito Control Basics
Replies: 129
Views: 18727

Re: Mosquito Control Basics

Here's my supplies this year.

Going to rotate chems, add the insect growth regulator, and try a couple types of traps to draw them away from living areas.

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by craigdt
Sun May 31, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: Pest Control
Topic: SPIDERS
Replies: 2
Views: 195

Re: SPIDERS

spiders are hard to kill. They don't drag their bodies through chemicals like many other insects.

Eliminate areas they hang out in. Destroy their food sources.
Where were you when you got the bite?
by craigdt
Sun May 31, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: Pest Control
Topic: How do I transition to DIY?
Replies: 4
Views: 366

Re: How do I transition to DIY?

1. Depends on your property. I have lots of foliage and areas for mosquitos to thrive, so I go all in. I use a couple of "trap" type systems to draw them away from the primary areas we hang out in, and chemical to treat foliage, etc. Pic: https://i.imgur.com/zjJkwG0.jpg 2. N95 mask. Hat. Glasses. So...
by craigdt
Sat May 02, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: Equipment & Tools
Topic: Ztr pulling power
Replies: 23
Views: 513

Re: Ztr pulling power

The 2800 hydros on the Ferris IS400 and (I believe) the Gravely will do just fine with all that stuff. The Bad Boy ZT Elite has the 3100- good to go. The Bad Boy MZ has the EZT hydros- I'd tend to avoid this machine unless your budget is constrained. The 3400's on my IS600z have pulled waaay over th...
by craigdt
Tue Apr 28, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: Pest Control
Topic: Mistblower
Replies: 11
Views: 813

Re: Mistblower

I'd like to see someone test this. Thats what it seems like the actual foggers are. But the Stihl SR200 sprayer is "only" $399. Probably the next thing I'll try to justify getting. :lol: https://www.stihlusa.com/products/sprayers/backpack-sprayers/sr200/ https://www.stihlusa.com/WebContent/Images/Pr...
by craigdt
Tue Apr 28, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: TTTF blade damage- fungus? Nutrient deficiency? Curse?
Replies: 4
Views: 264

Re: TTTF blade damage- fungus? Nutrient deficiency? Curse?

Can you take a picture of the area in the lawn? I'd like to see the terrain, how big the area is, and how the color compares to the rest of the lawn. The damage looks too extreme to be a potassium deficiency so I'm inclined to think disease as well (leaf spot?) but your fungicide should have calmed...
by craigdt
Mon Apr 27, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: Equipment & Tools
Topic: Stihl Trimmer Dying
Replies: 3
Views: 111

Re: Stihl Trimmer Dying

Have you changed or cleaned the filter and replaced the plug?

You could also tweak your idle RPM's up, see if that helps.
by craigdt
Mon Apr 27, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: TTTF blade damage- fungus? Nutrient deficiency? Curse?
Replies: 4
Views: 264

TTTF blade damage- fungus? Nutrient deficiency? Curse?

Have about 500sq ft of my yard that looks like this. All of 2019- thought was fungus. Azoxy/Prop never helped. After winter and spring green up this year, still looks like this. Conditions are not conducive to fungus growth. I've been feeding nitrogen, plenty of rainfall... Some of the horizontal ma...
by craigdt
Thu Apr 23, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Wet spot in lawn
Replies: 8
Views: 215

Re: Wet spot in lawn

I drilled a bunch of 2' deep holes and filled them with sand in an area like that in my yard.

Felt ridiculous but it seemed to help somewhat:
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by craigdt
Sun Apr 19, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Ethofumesate on tttf spring?
Replies: 9
Views: 368

Re: Ethofumesate on tttf spring?

Also interested in this answer
by craigdt
Thu Apr 09, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: Equipment & Tools
Topic: Electric spreader & zero turn
Replies: 9
Views: 562

Re: Electric spreader & zero turn

Or simply a tow behind broadcast spreader, like the Agrifab unit?
Its a bit cheaper to get into.
Really intrigued by the electric spreader idea though.
by craigdt
Thu Apr 09, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: Cool Season Lawns
Topic: Is my backyard lawn worth saving?
Replies: 44
Views: 2281

Re: Is my backyard lawn worth saving?

Awesome!
I had a whole response ready to submit since I saw a few responses that got me riled up, and then realized you posted updates.

Congrats- that looks beautiful
by craigdt
Mon Apr 06, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: Equipment & Tools
Topic: Purchase Zero Turn from dealer or Home Depot/Lowes
Replies: 10
Views: 607

Re: Purchase Zero Turn from dealer or Home Depot/Lowes

I think it depends on the model you are interested in. The dealer sells higher end and commercial models and they also sell the lower end models that the big box store sells. If you are interested in the lower end models, compare at the big box and the dealer and see which is better. If you want hi...