Identify this "bug" for me, will bag ortho treat it?

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by Whitaker24, Apr 11, 2010.

  1. Whitaker24

    Whitaker24 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 111

    have these type bugs all over the yard, and side of the house. Will the bag type ortho from HD kill this or not? What "bug" is it? Would a bug candle help? This is the 1st time I have seen Thanks for any help.

  2. SeedPro

    SeedPro LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,030

    Looks like maybe a Crane Fly to me.
  3. dKoester

    dKoester LawnSite Gold Member
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    Harmless. :waving:
  4. fastcat

    fastcat LawnSite Senior Member
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    mom skeeter
  5. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
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    That is a male mosquito. Completely harmless, and no, they don't bite.
  6. Think Green

    Think Green LawnSite Silver Member
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    It is the small mosquito's that bite and suck the blood.
    The larger of the two is the doubt!!

    Harmless and funny as all heck to watch the cat chase and jump on the glass at these things.
  7. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
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  8. 44DCNF

    44DCNF LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Male mosquitos have feather like antennae. That looks like a crane fly. They are also seen earlier in the year than the male mosquito, iirc.
  9. Think Green

    Think Green LawnSite Silver Member
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    Maybe they do up north,but down south they don't have feathery antenna. LOL!!!
    You ever get bitten by the Zebra mosquito? The things are so small you can't hear them buzz before the attack. They are the one's that will bite, and blister up the site.
    This is Arkansas, we breed the mosquito for the rest of the United States!!!
    That is why we are the Alluvial Flood Plains!
  10. jlbf0786

    jlbf0786 LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from Charlotte, NC
    Messages: 617


    ONLY 1/10 OF 1% of Insects/Bugs are actually harmful to plants, trees, and turf.

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