Skip to comments.OK All, I have a Pest Control/Gardening Question...
Posted on 03/08/2012 8:10:03 AM PST by US Navy Vet
Has anyone EVER used nemotodes or Milky Spore to control Japanese Beetles and/or Flea Larva?
You'll get some better answers here before long, but don't forget the county extension of your state's land grant university. They'll have authoritative info on all subjects horticultural as they pertain to your locale.
I use Talstar One. It kills everything.
Nematodes kill darn near every vegetable we put in the ground.
Yes. Works very well, but it is not a quick fix. It took me about two years before those critters were gone. Got rid of the moles as well, when their food sourse was gone.
If you don’t want to use chemicals,
look into “diatomaceous earth”.
Kills anything with an exoskeleton.
Excellent results. Will definitely use again.
Try putting up a picture of Helen Thomas. That would keep anything away.
I have 2 Hives of Honey Bees(anyone want Honey this year ;-)) and cannot use ANY Chemicals on my land. So I am Looking to Lady Bugs, Milky Spore and Nemetodes to do the trick. Japanese Beetles ATE my Garden Last year AND My POOR Doggys were in FLEA agony!
I garden the way my grandparents did, which was organic because you used what was available on the farm. I find liquid soap (not detergent) spread on leaves, sometimes, you might have to dip the leaves in the suds, works wonders for a bunch of nasty critters, including aphids.
I also plant extra for the birds, encourage swallows to build nests.
Sevin does work. Nemotodes are dangerous, will eat everything.
Then there’s paying the neighborhood kids a nickel per beetle, which works until they get old enough to say “that’s SO GROSS!”
This year I'm planning to try Milky Spore. I know it's a multi-year proposition.
Let’s nuke ‘em from space — it’s the only way to be sure.
BALONEY! Like most “organic” pest control remedies, DE is way over-hyped. (I've got bugs that LIVE in my bags of DE!) Most will work somewhat, never thoroughly, and usually for a very short period of time.
Despite all the hippie-talk about it, there's a very good reason why man-made fertilizers and pesticides were invented and became popular—the old ways didn't work as well!
timing is the key and you have to water the crap out of it to wash it in
I don’t think I’ve seen a Japanese Beetle around here in years. We were absolutely overrun with them in the 80’s. Something in nature has obviously adjusted and is controlling their population numbers.
Never used it; we spritz with diesel. It kills practically any and all pests and quite efficiently.
Plant a castor bean plant in your garden and the moles will leave.
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