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Bush bugs

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by Helen Allen, Jul 26, 2005.

  1. Helen Allen

    Helen Allen LawnSite Member
    Posts: 7

    Can you spray RAID or other bug killers into bushes? I know that lawn services offer services that rid bushes of bugs, and I am going to get some help with shrubs, trees & bushes in the fall. But until then, I have these tiny white bugs like a cloud over all my bushes, (and I have many around my house). I don't want to harm the bushes, but the bugs are making me crazy. Thanks for any help!

    SHOWCASE LAWNS LLC LawnSite Member
    Posts: 238

    Either Hire A Tree Company To Come Out And Spray Some Pyrethryn Or Pyrethroid On The The Bushes Or Buy A Bug Zapper Or Two At Home Depot And Place It Near The Bushes .
    You Will Spend A Lot Of Money With Little Effect By Using Raid. Plus , More Than Lokely You May Damage The Bushes And Give Yourself A Good Dose Of Bug Killer In The Process.
  3. out4now

    out4now LawnSite Bronze Member
    from AZ
    Posts: 1,796

    Ageed, don't spray Raid on it. Hire a pest control man that can correctly identify what bugs you have and then select a proper way to treat for them.
  4. NickN

    NickN LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Alabama
    Posts: 1,010

    Those are white flies you're seeing.Spray Orthene(by Ortho) on the shrubs.It's a systematic insecticide that is absorbed by the shrub.As the flies feed,they ingest the insecticide.
    Also,Sevin dust is a good insecticide for contact kills.It works well on white flies.Be sure to get under the leaves as much as possible also.

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