I have not been heavily into the lawn service aspect of property management for over 12 years. I do a little, but I avoid applying insect controls or much pesticides. But I worked at Lawn Doctor for 7 years, and I've applied many, many tons of lawn pesticides. I figured it out recently, and I've done somewhere around 15,000 separate lawn applications in those 7 years. We used to use Dursban(Chlopyrifos) for surface feeding insect control, Oftanol for preventative grub control(then Merit in the mid 90's), and originally Triumph for curative grub control(til it was banned), then Sevimol(Sevin + Molasses! LOL!), then Dylox. But after I left, they banned Dursban for lawns, as well as Diazinon as I remember. So to replace them, they introduced Pyrethrin, Permethrin, Cyalofluthrin(spelling?), Gamma Beta something or other, and lots of other insect controls. There always seems to be something new on the labels of insect controls at Lowes! But I tried using Spectracide's Triazicide last year for Aphids on peppers, but it didnt do squat! It was absolutely pathetic. But....it was also the nastiest stuff I've ever applied! I was doing it outside, and it was burning my throat and nasal passages like friggin' mustard gas! So it will obviously control humans, just not insects! So they banned the effective insect controls and replaced them with ineffective ones that seem more dangerous to humans...Great! I had a customer last year who applied grub preventative in June(Merit), but then had grub damage in September! But I was also listening to NPR recently, and the host said that tests are showing that Merit(imidicloprid) may be causing the honey bee decline by weakening them and making them more susceptible to the diseases killing them! Its also used for lots of other types of I/C. So what 'new' insect controls actually work without killing the applicator? Have you heard about the bee issues with Merit?