What to use on chinch bug?

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by First Call, Jul 2, 2002.

  1. First Call

    First Call LawnSite Member
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    The Chinch bug spraying is big business here. They get like ants nests in places. I used to use Dursban, now thats gone. Diazinon ( no spell check ) and Seven XLR Pluss are not vworking very good. Call backs are killing me. I'm in Canada so some stuff you have in the States I can't get. Do you have any hints or suggestions. Tricks in applying,? anything :(
     
  2. tremor

    tremor LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,476

    Talstar is fast replacing Dursban for all surface feeding insects here in the States. I think this link will list the more common formulations.

    http://www.bluebooktor.com/asp/newfree_result_b.asp

    If not, this one is the most popular sprayable form for commercial LCO's.

    http://www.bluebooktor.com/Library/..\docs\label\L30370.PDF

    Rates will depend on pressure.
    When extreme populations of Chinch Bugs exist, I recommend a fairly high volume of delivery. Volumes as high as 100+ gallons per acre are sometimes justified if heavy thatch is present. A sticker isn't a bad idea either.
    Remember that Dursban had the ability to be delivered at very low volumes because of it's unique ability to "gas out" & "find" insect pests in the thatch. Other insecticides need fairly copious amounts of water to bring the chemical into the Chinch Bugs furthest reaches.

    Good luck.

    Steve
     

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