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Old 02-16-2014, 01:53 AM
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Mole crickets!

Any advice how to kill mole crickets? Today i woke up and there was like 15 holes in part of my front lawn, around 450 sq f. Thanks
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Old 02-16-2014, 02:37 AM
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The 2 best products to kill molecrickets are Talstar and Acephate
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Old 02-16-2014, 10:40 AM
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I would wait. What you are seeing are the adults which are very difficult to control. I am in your area and we treat for them in May and June depending on weather. Try to get them when they are in the nymphal stage.
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Old 02-16-2014, 11:39 AM
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That what i was reading online! They freaking killing my new zoysia lawn! Anybody tried nematodes to kill the adults? Im getting bag of Talstar and i guess have to wait till may
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Old 02-16-2014, 01:31 PM
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The 2 best products to kill molecrickets are Talstar and Acephate
I love it when the Mis-informed try and tell the un-informed what to use. It makes my day because I ROFLMAO.

1. Talstar will only get a control of Nymphs if is slit trenched into the ground with special equipment at the proper time. About 15 years ago this was tired on Golf Courses but stopped because of cheaper and more effective Chemistry. Talstar is contact insecticide that is best used for surface feeding insects, not subterranean insects.

2. Acephate Which is a organophosphate and the cousin to Dursban, which has been ban by the EPA. Acephate no longer has a residential Turf label and hasn't for about 10 years. However Golf Courses and Sod Farms can still broad cast it. If applied at the right time mainly the spring, Acephate can control the Nymph stage of Mole Crickets.


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At the Price of replacing a Zoysia Lawn, IMHO you would be dollars ahead to hire a Professional Pest Control company that specializes in Zoysia.

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Old 02-16-2014, 02:41 PM
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Second that. For the time and expense of establishing a zoysia lawn, it is worth getting a pro who can treat it correctly. You will need a pro anyway to treat for Rhizoctonia Large Patch.
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