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Brandr
Posted: Tuesday, June 22, 2010 6:50:48 PM
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We have a Stihl Mist Blower that we purchased to get into the mosquito reduction feild.

We are still trying to figure out where it will work and where it won't.
For instance, if there is an empty, overgrown lot next door...

I am finding that on many of my trips I am using about three gallons.
I am using Demand CS at full strength, as per label instructions.

We are charging $40......for a monthly.

Given the cost of the chemical...and my commission, I am wondering if we are charging enough.
What do you charge?

Oh...and do you use the wide open setting for a heavier mist, or do you cut it back a little to be able to get into more areas?
JEFFEREY LEDFORD
Posted: Tuesday, June 22, 2010 7:03:05 PM
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Starting my service next week, picking up my blower Friday. I will be using Eco Exempt IC, and I am not sure where I will be starting. Have some HUGE yards here. I know that one of my competitors last year bid treatment for a house that I now have at $1,200.
PAUL WESTBY
Posted: Tuesday, June 22, 2010 7:41:49 PM
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40 is a good price if a) it takes less than 1/2 hour and b) your next stop is 10 or less minutes away. I think that is too low however, and I have customers who pay much more than that. My minimum is 65. I have some who pay three times that but it takes 8 gallons to do the property.-
Brandr
Posted: Tuesday, June 22, 2010 9:15:03 PM
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PAUL WESTBY wrote:
40 is a good price if a) it takes less than 1/2 hour and b) your next stop is 10 or less minutes away. I think that is too low however, and I have customers who pay much more than that. My minimum is 65. I have some who pay three times that but it takes 8 gallons to do the property.-


Paul....is that done on a monthly basis or an as needed basis.
Do you find that you are using about 3 gallons?
Brandr
Posted: Tuesday, June 22, 2010 9:16:25 PM
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PAUL WESTBY wrote:
40 is a good price if a) it takes less than 1/2 hour and b) your next stop is 10 or less minutes away. I think that is too low however, and I have customers who pay much more than that. My minimum is 65. I have some who pay three times that but it takes 8 gallons to do the property.-


Oh...it usually takes about 5 minutes...I have the dispenser at the end of the blower hose wide open on 5 or 6.
MAJEL EVANS
Posted: Friday, June 25, 2010 3:28:48 PM
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we have one full time employee running an average of 14 per day starting march/April thru sept/Oct @ $85.00 per avg, I know a few company's around here that has tried it but couldn't make it work for what ever reason we do really well
PAUL WESTBY
Posted: Saturday, June 26, 2010 6:11:03 PM
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Majel,

Where are you at and how did you market the service?
MAJEL EVANS
Posted: Monday, June 28, 2010 1:29:06 PM
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PAUL WESTBY wrote:
Majel,

Where are you at and how did you market the service?


iam in AR. strictly word of mouth. we caught on real quick on what works and what didn't. Once you do one home and the customer is happy its not uncommon to get a call from the neighbor or they will simply just walk up to you while your treating a home
PAUL WESTBY
Posted: Friday, July 02, 2010 12:07:53 AM
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I understand now. Are you in the Delta, close to all the rice farms? I heard of one city down there that was basically shut down at night before they started a municipal mosquito control program. Now they are able to have ball games etc at night. You have a tremendous opportunity to do mosquito work, our pressure is not as bad.
Thomas Kalcas
Posted: Friday, April 05, 2013 12:35:24 AM
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Hi Jeff,

I noticed your post few years ego regarding the use of Eco Exempt IC for mosquito misting. How did that product work for you?

Thomas
Jeff Ledford
Posted: Friday, April 05, 2013 1:40:47 PM
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Thomas Kalcas wrote:
Hi Jeff,

I noticed your post few years ego regarding the use of Eco Exempt IC for mosquito misting. How did that product work for you?

Thomas


Thomas, it worked ok, but I am not sure it was the best product. I have not tried Essentria on them yet.
Dylan Morrison
Posted: Friday, April 05, 2013 8:40:44 PM
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We tried Essentria on a couple of accounts that wanted a more natural approach, they all switched back to our convential treatment after a few applications.

Dylan Morrison A.C.E.
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