Mercer Pest Control, Inc.
24 W. 4th Street
Apopka, FL 32703
Phone (407) 880-6207
Fax (407) 880-4558
Andy Mercer, Owner/C.P.O.
Over the last 70 years, red imported fire ants have become entrenched in the southern United States. Fire ants are aggressive, efficient competitors, but TopChoice is your best, most cost-efficient and environmentally sound system of control. TopChoice offers homeowners, landscapers and groundskeepers new hope. Available only through lawn care or pest control professionals, one broadcast application of TopChoice effectively controls fire ants for a full year. Existing fire ants in the treated area are killed and new colonies are prevented from forming.
Apply any time of year.TopChoice works all year long. Fire ants are most active when the temperature is cool and when the ground is moist. In hot, dry weather, deeply embedded ants are not as apt to crawl over or through the insecticide granules. However, applications made to turf under these conditions will be “warehoused” until the ants begin to actively build mounds and forage on the surface. And irrigation or rainfall will bring ants to the surface where they will come into contact with the active ingredient.
Long residual effect.TopChoice kills existing colonies of fire ants and prevents new colonies from establishing for up to one year. After its initial release into the soil profile, TopChoice binds tightly to the soil creating a lasting barrier, one that’s not affected by heavy rainfall. Because it acts gradually, TopChoice kills foraging workers, but not before they carry the insecticide back to the colony and spread it to the queens and other ants.
Unique mode of action. Fipronil (the active ingredient in TopChoice) acts at the GABA receptors of insects, “switching off” nerve impulses and causing severe disruption of the insect’s nervous system.
Controls secondary pests. Besides providing effective control of fire ants for one year, TopChoice also controls mole crickets for four months, nuisance ants for three months, and fleas and ticks for one month.
High safety profile.TopChoice is selectively toxic to insects, and optimum control is achieved with extremely low dose rates. Because of its selective effects, there are no concerns about family or pets when TopChoice is applied by a professional.
Only Certified Professionals can apply TopChoice!
After TopChoice granules are broadcast over a target area, the active ingredient — fipronil — is released into the soil via rainfall or irrigation. As fire ants forage through the treated soil and build mounds, they come in contact with TopChoice, exposing themselves to it and also carrying the insecticide to other ants in the colony. Slowly and steadily, through the Domino Effect™, the queen and all other ants are killed. And TopChoice remains active for one full year, preventing new colonies from establishing.
TopChoice must be professionally applied and
is ideal for use on commercial and recreational turf, golf courses,
school grounds, sports fields, landscape beds, sod farms and home lawns.
Contact us today for 12 months of fire ant protection.
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