Mark from Sterling, Va writes
Do you apply the granuels with your standard lawn spreader and apply to the whole lawn, or do you just sprinkle granuels where you see a cluster of ants?
You can use a standard granule spreader as long as it can be calibrated to spread 4.6 lbs per 1,000 sq ft. (this is the max usage rate for the initial treatment. 1.15 to 4.6 lbs per 1000 square feet for most insects on the label)
How to calibrate your spreader:
Almost all fertilizers, herbicides, insecticides, etc have treatments in amounts of so much product per 1000 square feet. So if you can figure out what your walking speed is then you know anytime you apply any product that calls for so much of it per 1000 square feet, you always set your spreader on this setting. You can calibrate this by marking off a 1000 square foot (10 x 100) area and placing the required amount of product in pounds in the spreader. Start with a low setting and start walking your marked off area at a normal pace. You can adjust as you go and find the basic setting for you to apply the product over a 1000 square feet.
Answer last updated on: 04/10/2013