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best bagworm spray?

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by Jason Rose, Mar 16, 2005.

  1. Jason Rose

    Jason Rose LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,858

    Ok, I know it's early to think about bagworms already, but I was wondering what some of you that do that type of ornamental spraying are using for those nasty things... I have heard use this or that, but generally it was all referring to over the counter garden center type chemicals. I know a local lawn/tree/shrub care outfit and I think they told me they use a mix of Orethene and something else???... I was at Lesco today and I asked what was THE BEST thing for bagworms and he sold me a bottle of Tempo. I have tried tempo a few years ago when we had an armyworm infestation and it seemed to do NOTHING. yeah, he was suprised and I think didn't believe me when I told him that. But it was true, the only real nearly 100% kill I was getting was with Dursban and we know what happened to that chemical. ;)

    So, if anyone else could enlighten me as to what to use that works good that would be great! I have a number of properties that I want to protect from being devoured this season... :help:
  2. philk17088

    philk17088 LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 17,386

    Well orthene works well on them and is relatively cheap, 1/3 lb per 100 gal. Carbaryl is another
  3. Decali

    Decali LawnSite Member
    Posts: 62

    BT works well but kind of slow
  4. airtractrdrivr

    airtractrdrivr LawnSite Member
    Posts: 126

    WE use Sevin 80WSP (carbaryl) on most of the pecan trees we spray for webworms. Works good, works fast, and is way cheaper than BT's. Orthene is good, too, if you can stand the smell. I definitely wouldnt use it in a residential area. Not around here, anyway.
  5. GrazerZ

    GrazerZ LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 671

    I use Talstar, its a pyrethroid and works very well. Cheap its not, but its great for a range of pests.
  6. KLR

    KLR LawnSite Member
    from Zone 6
    Posts: 171

    all the above mentioned products will do the trick

    tempo should have done a good job controlling armyworms...sure you used the correct rate?
  7. steve in Pa.

    steve in Pa. LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 294

    we just use sevin. It has been doing a good job for use. have a customer with 187 arbs that get sprayed every year.
  8. philk17088

    philk17088 LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 17,386

    Good stuff and works on mites too, so no additional miticide needed.
  9. TOMMY1115

    TOMMY1115 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 169

    Isn't sevin on it's way out though???

    Anyway, Onyx has been real successful on bagworms.
  10. airtractrdrivr

    airtractrdrivr LawnSite Member
    Posts: 126

    May be, I havent heard that. Doesn't matter, I will keep using it until it's gone, if it gets pulled. It's cheap, and it works.

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