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HO LEE MOLE EE I got got worms!!!!

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by Moose's Mowing, Sep 17, 2012.

  1. Moose's Mowing

    Moose's Mowing LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 452

    how about this junk? says it contains Dylox and it's not safe for kids, pets, fruits or vegetables. Sounds like my kinda stuff. One bag covers 5000 sf. So 2 or 3 pallets of the stuff outta do my yard HA. No, but seriously, you think this stuff will work for me? It's bad for business when the lawn guy's lawn turns to dirt. (better not quit my day job)
  2. Tharrell

    Tharrell LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,967

    I thought I hit an armadillo back in 1977 on the beltline road, yeah I used to live in Decatur.
    It was at night so I got a bare glimpse.
  3. Ridin' Green

    Ridin' Green LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Michigan
    Messages: 17,019

    Not true. Read the link. I've used it to kill grubs plenty enough times now to know it does in fact work.

  4. StanWilhite

    StanWilhite LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,350

    Small world huh? :)

    I live 2 miles ("as the crow flies") from the intersection of hwy 67 and I65, just outside the Priceville city limits.

    Up until maybe 15 years ago I'd never seen an armadillo around here but they are pretty common now.
  5. caseysmowing

    caseysmowing LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,117

    I have lots of these grubs in my yard but no coons just moles. Lots and lots of moles. If I get rid of the grubs will the moles leave?? I have been there for 6 years and they are still there someone told me they would eventually leave.
  6. trooper8870

    trooper8870 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 241

    There is a product called Milk Spore or Milkey Spore, something to that affect that I picked up at local nursery. Its supposed to kill grubs and there larvae for up to 7 years. Its an organic powder, I do believe, and is safe to put on your lawn if you have kids and pets. You may want to check this out. I know damage to lawns by grubs, moles and other pests has been horrible in my area this year.
  7. jfoxtrot9

    jfoxtrot9 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 288

    Don't waste your money listening to this wrong advice. Use Dylox.


    At the bottom of the page (option 3).

    "Grubs are best controlled when they are small and actively feeding near the soil surface, usually late July to mid-August. However, with the development of new grub control chemistry (e.g., imidacloprid [Merit] and halofenozide [MACH2]), applications in June and July have sufficient residual activity to kill the new grub populations as they come to the soil surface in late July through August. Control of grubs in late-fall or early-spring is difficult, at best, because the grubs are large and may not be feeding. Only trichlorfon (Dylox) and carbaryl (Sevin) formulations are available for such rescue treatments. The key to good control is to make an even application and water thoroughly."
  8. Puttinggreens

    Puttinggreens LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from southeast PA
    Messages: 398

    Be sure to water in the product as the label states.

    Also, might want to keep the chickens away from the poisoned grubs once you apply the product.
  9. Ridin' Green

    Ridin' Green LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Michigan
    Messages: 17,019

    Yes, but it does state in the very firrst section that it kills grubs, not just the larvae, and I know it does, because I've treated yards with it and no other product, and the grubs were killed off. I could dig in the same spots that I had before applying it and find the now dead grubs after application. It will kill them unless the infestation is extremely severe, then yea, a stronger solution is in order, but the OP's yard is very similar to what I've used it on with excellent results.

    Also, notice that it says to use Dylox in early spring or late fall because they are harder to kill then, while they are easier in June through August which we are just coming out of now.
  10. Ridin' Green

    Ridin' Green LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Michigan
    Messages: 17,019

    Generally if you get rid of grubs there will be far less problem with moles. However, since moles also eat earthworms and such, you may still have a few around.

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