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TAG: insect control

Fire ant do’s and don’ts

July 19, 2022By
Fire ant mounds have many entrances, while other ants have a single, central entrance hole. (Photo: Quality-Pro)

Experts share tips to help pros keep red imported fire ants in check and how there are different strategies to take to manage this pest. read more

UC Riverside scientists test pheromone lure for deadly palm tree pest

May 31, 2022By

Scientists at UC Riverside will test pheromones to lure a deadly palm tree foe to contact insecticides as a part of a $1.1 million research project. read more

Get grubs gone

October 10, 2019By
Taking a preventive approach to dealing with grubs is often the most effective control method. Photo: Bayer

Here are a few tips for controlling European chafers and Japanese beetles, two prevalent types of grubs lawn care operators may encounter. read more

Bug off: Treat and control billbugs

August 15, 2019By
Photo: Dean Mosdell, Syngenta

Technical managers from Syngenta and Nufarm share management advice for billbugs, one of the most widespread and damaging insects for turfgrass. read more

Chinch bug mug

January 16, 2019By
Chinch bug damage (Photo: David J. Shetlar)

Chinch bug damage to lawns can range from subtle to dramatic, resulting in brown turf that can be confused with drought stress or leaf spot disease. Here, David J. Shetlar, Ph.D., professor emeritus of urban landscape entomology at The Ohio State University, offers some recommendations for how you can ID and control a chinch bug infestation. Identify the culprit. Chinch... read more

Mirimichi Green releases ‘natural’ insect control products

December 12, 2017By

Mirimichi Green released four “natural” insect control products designed to control mosquitoes, fleas, ants, roaches, no-see-ums, chiggers and spiders. The products are Mirimichi Green Pest Control for use on landscapes; Mirimichi Green Growers Pest Control for use in gardening and crop production; Mirimichi Green Irrigation Pest Control for use in irrigation systems; and Mirimichi Green Personal Repellent for spraying on... read more