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Grub Control

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by xtremelawn, May 22, 2012.

  1. xtremelawn

    xtremelawn LawnSite Member
    from USA
    Messages: 110

    When is the best time to apply grub control. My lesco rep says one thing and the Dept of Agg. says another. One says early May the the other says mid June. I think i will do it june 1st. When do you guys put it out for best results?
    I use Merit.

  2. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,721

    Depends on what kind or grub control product. What time is the average hatch of the new grub eggs in your area? I suggest early July for Merit and the imidcloprid products. But for Acelyprin you want to go a bit earlier say, mid June, as it is slow-acting.
  3. mikesturf

    mikesturf LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 797

    The $cott's guy on the radio commercial said to put it down in April.:confused:
    I always apply it in late June.
  4. jbturf

    jbturf LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,502

    well ur dept of ag is likely basing it upon science and history, while your vendor is basing it on what he has in stock

    figure from there
  5. DA Quality Lawn & YS

    DA Quality Lawn & YS LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,279

    One thing for certain guys, grubs are going to be bad this season.
    Too mild of winter and too much survived in terms of critters.
    I have been seeing so many ants this season, its not even funny.
    And I hear the Jap Beetles are migrating north.

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