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White bugs... flies(?)

Discussion in 'Organic Lawn Care' started by DeepGreenLawn, Jul 24, 2008.

  1. DeepGreenLawn

    DeepGreenLawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,372

    I was spraying a lawn yesterday for dollar spot, it was BAD, well, as I was spraying I would come to a longer greener spot and step on it and notice a lot of white flies(?) going everywhere. Is this something I need to be concerned of?
     
  2. TforTexas

    TforTexas LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 260

    Probably just leafhoppers, not a real problem.
     
  3. DeepGreenLawn

    DeepGreenLawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,372

    I didn't seem to notice much damage so I didn't think so.
     
  4. JDUtah

    JDUtah LawnSite Silver Member
    from UT
    Messages: 2,636

    flies or moths? If they are small moths (1/4" wings).. out here.. they would prolly be sod webworm adults... you would want to note it and... wait.. this is the organic forum...
     
  5. DeepGreenLawn

    DeepGreenLawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,372

    no these guys are about the size of a pin head. tiny little buggers. I would compare them too.... maybe the middle part of a small ant, just white and more visible? A grain of pepper?
     
  6. JDUtah

    JDUtah LawnSite Silver Member
    from UT
    Messages: 2,636

    Kill em kill em kill em! IPM? Bah! Erradicate everything? YA! Haha sorry, just havin some fun. Not sure what they are, but I personally wouldn't be concerned, unless the turf isn't looking well.
     
  7. growingdeeprootsorganicly

    growingdeeprootsorganicly LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 766

    a picture might help a little?
     
  8. DeepGreenLawn

    DeepGreenLawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,372

    I don't think I could get a pic of these guys they are so small. I have seen them before but again, I never have associated them with damage, but then again, I have never cared much either until now.
     
  9. 44DCNF

    44DCNF LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,523

    What type of grass? What have the conditions been hot and dry, or wet? Maybe fungus gnats, but they usually appear black when flying.
    There are rhodesgrass mealybugs, whiteflys (no surprise), winged ants, wooly aphids, and more to choose from. I dont recall seeing anything like you say coming off of turf though.
     
  10. treegal1

    treegal1 LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,911

    hit them with some fish oil!!! that will fix them
     

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