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Are these Grubs?

Discussion in 'Florida Lawn Care Forum' started by hilde123, Nov 13, 2011.

  1. greendoctor

    greendoctor LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,000

    Not true. In ag, certified applicators are allowed to to use chemicals I wish were legal for turf and ornamentals.
  2. GreenT

    GreenT LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 42,962


    Oh no.... I'm heartbroken.... :)

  3. the_bug_guy

    the_bug_guy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 99

    most of the chemicals above in the neonicotinoid ( made from nicotine for all you smokers) line are systemic in nature. in other words adsorbed by the plant and when the little jerks eat the grass or plant they die. that is why it works so well chinch bugs.... the adult chinch bug does not damage the grass it is the babies that they are making by the thousands do.

    The babies suck out the juices from the stolons and then throw up back into the plant and the stomach juices are what kills the st aug grass.

    but u have to get it into the plant before they hatch out. imidacloprid or lesco's bandit will take up to six weeks to be adsorbed by the plant. i use it as a back up using conserve and bifenthrin mixed to spray and the granular. that way u get a quick kill and a long acting systemic control for all your problem insects.

    your alternative is using azasol but at $50 an ounce and 6 ounces to an acre it is cost prohibitive except on someting you are going to lose because of major pest infestation.

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