I spread theDylox and......

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by CRUZMISL, Aug 2, 2006.

  1. CRUZMISL

    CRUZMISL LawnSite Member
    from zone 6
    Posts: 186

    Well, it finally stopped raining long enough for me to spread the dylox and kill these damned grubs.

    See first thread here.

    http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=154351).

    I had to wait a few days because the soil was saturated. Anyway, I spread it and a few days later I have dozens of birds feeding on my lawn. It looks kind of strange. My neighbors probably think I'm feeding the birds. Do the grubs come to the surface before they die or what? Purely coincidental?

    Thanks,
    Joe
     
  2. indyturf

    indyturf LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Indy
    Posts: 1,873

    it amazing how the birds know there are grubs before you see any signs, the grubs are just under the thatch layer eating the roots. if it hasn't rained since you put down the dylox it needs to be watered in.
     
  3. CRUZMISL

    CRUZMISL LawnSite Member
    from zone 6
    Posts: 186

    Yes I watered it in. Funny thing is prior to the Dylox I had no birds.....:confused:
     
  4. NattyLawn

    NattyLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,643

    The grubs do come to the surface and die. The birds will then pick the Dylox infested grubs apart.
     
  5. CRUZMISL

    CRUZMISL LawnSite Member
    from zone 6
    Posts: 186

    Thanks for the reply. Good info to know. They should put this quote on the bag

    "when you have a flock of birds come feed on your lawn you know the Dylox is working" :laugh:

    Next year it's imacloprid for me. THis created a bunch of extra work I didn't need. Oh well, live and learn.
     
  6. olive123

    olive123 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 500

    usually the grubs come higher to the turf when it rains a lot.
     

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