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What pesticide?

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by MrC, May 7, 2007.

  1. MrC

    MrC LawnSite Member
    from Jersey
    Messages: 189

    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?
  2. ampeg76

    ampeg76 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 297

    if they are not damaging the turf or biting your family, why bother?
  3. MrC

    MrC LawnSite Member
    from Jersey
    Messages: 189

    I've had some insect damage in the past so I would like to be preventive while my lawn is still healthy.
  4. tremor

    tremor LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,476

    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.
  5. MrC

    MrC LawnSite Member
    from Jersey
    Messages: 189

    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.
  6. indyturf

    indyturf LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Indy
    Messages: 1,901

    Talstar is a good general insecticide. I use it for prim sprays and flea control. a little goes a long way!
  7. americanlawn

    americanlawn LawnSite Fanatic
    from midwest
    Messages: 5,954

    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.
  8. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,723

  9. MrC

    MrC LawnSite Member
    from Jersey
    Messages: 189

    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.
  10. Shades of Green LService

    Shades of Green LService LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,011

    Any product w/ AI Bifenthrin.

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