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What pesticide?

MrC

LawnSite Member
Location
Jersey
I was working on the lawn the other day and there were little bugs flying out of the lawn. They were too small and quick for me to identify. Can anyone recommend a pesticide that will deal with the flying insects, ants, and ticks?
 
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MrC

LawnSite Member
Location
Jersey
I've had some insect damage in the past so I would like to be preventive while my lawn is still healthy.
 

tremor

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
Stratford, CT
There is nothing that I am aware of that would fly out of your lawn this time of year that would also damage it unless Sod Webworms are early in your parts. These aren't "bugs" but rather snout moths. If this were the case, granular Talstar would prevent a problem. If larval stages were already causing active damage (probably impossible this early) then Dylox would clear it up.

We actually had some early webworm damage here in May last year. I smacked them down with Arena & had ZERO insect activity for the rest of the year.
 
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MrC

LawnSite Member
Location
Jersey
I went out today to water the lawn and a bunch of them flew out of the lawn. If anything they are a nuisance. They seemed to be about a 1-2 cm in length with transparent wings and a green body.
 

indyturf

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
Indy
Talstar is a good general insecticide. I use it for prim sprays and flea control. a little goes a long way!
 

americanlawn

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
midwest
MrC -- Sounds like leaf hoppers. Talstar is good, but CrossCheck (LESCO) works great and is less expensive. Broad spectrum too. Good for fleas, ticks, springtails, and many others.
 
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MrC

LawnSite Member
Location
Jersey
I'll check out the CrossCheck.

I don't know if it is a Mayfly, but it does look similar to that. No, I'm not near a any stream just a lot of trees.
 
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