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Posted on: May 17, 2023

Fire Ant Bait Spreader Available for Rent

Fire Ant Bait Spreader

Earlier this year, Gaston Cooperative Extension purchased a fire ant bait spreader that can be rented out. The spreader can be mounted on a tractor, a UTV, four-wheeler rack, or truck mount and is for fire ant bait use ONLY. 

Rental Times and Location

The equipment can be rented from the NC Cooperative Extension - Gaston County Center located at 1303 Dallas-Cherryville Hwy. Dallas NC 28034. 
Phone - 704.922.2111

There are two rental periods available:  Monday-Wednesday and Friday-Monday.  Pickups may be made after 10:00 am on the first day of the rental and must be returned no later than 9:00 am on the last day of the rental.  As a result of County holidays, some rental times may be adjusted by Gaston County Cooperative Extension.

Rental Rates

For use in Gaston County the rate for one rental period is $20.00.  
For use outside of Gaston County, the rate is $30 per rental. 
The rental is not confirmed until payment (cash or check) is made in full.

Rental Period for 2023

June 1st through October 30th, 2023

Rentals can be scheduled at the Gaston County Cooperative Extension office during normal business hours.

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