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Discussion in 'Organic Lawn Care' started by lwcmattlifter, Jul 5, 2005.

  1. lwcmattlifter

    lwcmattlifter LawnSite Senior Member
    from NC
    Posts: 859

    I posted this in the fert/pest section but did not get any answers so here goes. A client has chiggers around a heavily landscaped fish pond and waterfall. The chemicals I would normally use are both toxic to aquatic organisms. Anyone know how to get rid of these things without having to worry about toxic chemicals leaching into the pond?
  2. nocutting

    nocutting LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 530

    Hi, not sure if this will help?.......not knowing what a "Chigger" was , but haveing read up alittle I think I would use a combination spray [ nematodes ,garlic,& DE] nemas for the larval stages & DE-for adult stages and garlic as a repellant [ to give residual control].....I use a similar combo for "Comfort Sprays" for Fleas, ticks & mosquitos......."Good Luck" :waving:
  3. alwaysgreener

    alwaysgreener LawnSite Member
    Posts: 52

    Cyfluthrin works well on chiggers. It's one of the newer active ingredients so chiggers have not had a chance to develop resistance just yet. Cyfluthrin goes a long way and it is important to treat as much of the local area as you can.
  4. DLS1

    DLS1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,619

    Cyfluthrin has been around since the 80's.

    It is "extremely toxic to fish and aquatic organisms but is practically non-
    toxic to upland game birds and waterfowl" according to a search on the product.

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