Monitor your lawn for mole crickets

Published: Thursday, July 18, 2013 at 09:42 AM.

Baits are most effective when the fast-growing nymphs need a lot of food from late June through September.  The sooner baits are applied after damage is noticed, the more effective they’ll be.  Baits may be applied by hand, but be sure to wear rubber gloves.  For sprays, a garden hose attachment applicator will do the job, one that requires 15 to 2- gallons of water passing, through the hose to empty a quart jar, or you can use a pressurized pump-up sprayer, make sure water/chemical ration are correct and the sprayer has been calibrated.  Regardless of whether you use a spray or bait, a second application in two weeks will provide better control.

For specific pesticide recommendation, check with your garden center, or Gulf County Extension Service @ 639-3200 or visit our websitehttp://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu  or www.http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu  and see Publication  EENY 235.



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