Scarab Wasps

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by Frontier-Lawn, Jan 30, 2005.

  1. Frontier-Lawn

    Frontier-Lawn LawnSite Silver Member
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    last year Scarab Wasps were just on a cypress type bush in my yard. today a went to trim off a dead branch on a bush in the front yard and they were on that plant. then i went to fert. my citrus and they were on both of those trees what gives. i called the local bug co-op last year he came out and basically said theres nothing i could do on it. now I'm just feed up. there has to be something i can do.
     
  2. HayBay

    HayBay LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ontario
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    Frontier-Lawn,

    I took a look for scarb wasp and came up with the Black Flower Wasp.
    Heres a picture of the wasp and the Scarab Beetle Grub.
    Do they look familiar?

    The Pest Management solution states just ignore them

    We have a product where I am called Pounce. It takes care of wasps.

    POUNCE EC is a synthetic pyrethroid insecticide of low mammalian toxicity
    It is a stomach and contact insecticide with no systemic or fumigant effect

    black_flower_wasp2.jpg

    scarab_grub.jpg
     
  3. Frontier-Lawn

    Frontier-Lawn LawnSite Silver Member
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    no thats not them let me see if i can get a pic of one
     
  4. Frontier-Lawn

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  5. HayBay

    HayBay LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ontario
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    Looks similar to the yellowjackets we have here.

    Did you see a nest, wood/paper type in the plant?
     
  6. Frontier-Lawn

    Frontier-Lawn LawnSite Silver Member
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    nope they were upagansit the leaf or wood all huddled up
     
  7. Frontier-Lawn

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  8. Ric

    Ric LawnSite Fanatic
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    Dave

    Hope you are getting this much needed Rain Today. I don't have to tell you what a PITA the wild fires and burned up lawns are.

    I am bad with pictures for some reason but, I believe you have Cicada Killers. They are a type of wasp that lays it's eggs inside a Cicada and bury them about 10 inches deep in the soil. They are back because the Egg is almost impossible to kill or control. The best control for you is a aerosol can of flying insect insecticide from the super market. Cheap and effective, just spray the plant and all the Cicada Killers with it. Aerosol Wasp Spray might even be better, but the can is normally high pressure and shoots a long stream. In any case a general broad spectrum Insecticide will control them.
     

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