what to except after the tal-star application for beatles

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by ant, Jul 1, 2007.

  1. ant

    ant LawnSite Silver Member
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    what should i expect after a application of talstar for jap. beatles?( besides dead beatles under the plants)..what do you tell your clients?
  2. heritage

    heritage LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,268

    If you just use talstar with a sticker you will get 2-3 weeks of control and a really quick knockdown.

    If you read the Merit 75 WSP Label,(.53 oz per 100 Gal) then decide to tank mix it with the talstar, you will get a couple months control from a foliar app.

    I have never been asked about the dead beetles that lay under the tree, recycling into the soil/earth....so I don't have an anwser.

    Does the Allectus SC have an Ornamental Label?

    Happy Jap. Beetle Hunting!

    Pete D.
  3. ant

    ant LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,442

    my client e mailed me this to day
    And also, there are a lot of beetles too. Im concerned that the spray you used several weeks ago might have been washed away in the rain…what do you think?
    i sprayed him 7/13 vwith talstar
  4. indyturf

    indyturf LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Indy
    Posts: 1,873

    We can't control the weather! I would offer her a second app at a discount.
  5. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 12,230

    Our local insect professor said that new beetles will fly in after about 7 days. Spray again--charge again. Japanese beetles mate and die after about 30 days--then problem is over for the year--except for their grubs.
  6. lawnservice

    lawnservice LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 589

    might just be time to increase their service? some folks think that one spray will protect them for ever and from everything.

    funny, earlier this spring a woman called to ask if we could spray her birch tree. She said it looked dead and hadnt had any leaves in a couple of years and all the branches were falling off in the slightest wind.
    Sooo....what do you want us to spray on it? I asked.
    She said she didnt care what I sprayed as long as the tree came back to life,

    "oh, you want that magical mystery Resurrection Oil sprayed on that tree....that product is hard to find!"

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