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Will this pesticide affect seeding?

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by RicVa, Aug 31, 2005.

  1. RicVa

    RicVa LawnSite Member
    Posts: 12

    I normally am not an advocate of broadcasting pesticides, because I think that most "pests" balance the ecosystem out in one way or another. But, I currently have a lot of spiders in my lawn. There are at least two different types of good size, if not more. I have two children under 2 1/2 years of age, and a dog, and I do not want anyone getting bit by a spider.

    I am considering applying Ortho Max Insect Killer for Lawns. The active ingredient is Bifenthrin. My question - Will applying this pesticide in any way impact my seeding planned for 2 1/2 weeks from now? There is nothing on the label or website that indicates that it would impact seeding.

    I've also heard that having this amount of spiders could be a sign of something else like grubs, but I have seen no evidence of grubs.
  2. lawnguy26

    lawnguy26 LawnSite Member
    from Florida
    Posts: 208

    Bifenthrin will not effect your seeding. Insecticides are safe to use when establishing a lawn. It is the herbicides you need to be careful with.

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