Merit control sod web worm?

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by ChicagoLawn, Sep 9, 2005.

  1. ChicagoLawn

    ChicagoLawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 126

    Just wondering if Merit controls sod webworm?

    Thank you in advance.
  2. lawnservice

    lawnservice LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 589

    merit is not labeled for sod webworm
  3. lawnguy26

    lawnguy26 LawnSite Member
    from Florida
    Messages: 208

    I'm sure you would get some control of sod webworms with Merit. Merit may not be labeled for sod webworms but it is labeled for use on turf and that's all that matters. However, sod webworms are easy to kill (difficult to prevent) I would go with a much cheaper product such as Cross Check.
  4. ChicagoLawn

    ChicagoLawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 126

    Thanks for the insight........

    I realize that Merit is not labeled for webworm just wondering if anyone had luck with control for webworm, but apparently not.

    I will use Dylox where needed. This is the first year in many that webworm outbreaks are so widespread.

    Appreciate the time!
  5. naturescape

    naturescape LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,696

    I offer preventive grub control. Have been using Merit with fertilizer. Next year, it will be Mach 2, probably with no nitrogen applied during summer. Mach 2 is also labeled for sod webworm.

    Anyone here use Mach 2? How effective is it on webworms?
  6. kcchiefs58

    kcchiefs58 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 54

    while sod webworm is not on the label for merit, but is on it for mach 2 as these products are a little pricy why not try tempo for sod webworm. it is alot cheaper and works great
  7. Shadygrove

    Shadygrove LawnSite Member
    Messages: 26

    Merit will not touch the webworm don't waste your time or money thinking it will. mach 2 is labeled for w-worm army worm and cut worm but the residual is about 2 weeks after application. Normally in our area those particular worms are not an issue during the application timing for grubs
  8. lawnservice

    lawnservice LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 589

    agree, for control over webworm their are other products that work very well for less cost.
  9. lilmarvin4064

    lilmarvin4064 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 757

    You could also use acephate, a.k.a. Orthene, Lescofate, etc. It's dirt cheap if you and your customers don't mind the smell.
  10. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,497

    Economically, if it is a sod-webworm/grub situation, then Dialox is a good choice. If it is a sod-webworm/chinchbug stuation, then Carbaryl (Sevin) is a good choice.

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