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beetle problem

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by ant, Aug 6, 2003.

  1. ant

    ant LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,466

    how are you guys handling your beetle problem?
    they seem to be out in full force this season as predicted..
  2. heritage

    heritage LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,358

    We used one of 3 products for japanese beetles this year.
    1) a spring soil injection of merit 75wsp. on seasonal contracts with a history of this problem.

    2) orthene spray or talstar spray on addendum customers and new customers. (orthene early stage of life cycle/ talstar if late in life cycle)

    Also note we do not use merit on any plants that spider mites attack because we have found that the merit only makes the problem worse.

    Hope this helps

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