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Jake the snake

Oley, PA

What is the best insecticides to use that are cost effective? I'm looking to kill squash bugs and cucumber beetles.

7/21/2017 8:50:23 PM

baitman

Central Illinois

I buy the 3/4 gallon size,and store it in a poorly lit ,cool area
http://www.domyownpestcontrol.com/bifen-it-p-226.html?sub_id=553

7/22/2017 8:48:09 AM

HankH

Partlow,Va

Bifen IT

7/22/2017 10:21:34 AM

rick j.

stoughton WI

I'm switching from bifenthrin to permethrin, same class of insecticide. From what I have read on it. Permethrin will last longer and it acts as a repellent also. Says it will kill eggs as well as grubs and adults. $22 a quart. Permethrin is what they are using for mosquito and tick repellent on clothes and will last up to 2 weeks even after being washed. It is also toxic to bees like all the rest of the stuff we use.

7/22/2017 12:52:03 PM

HankH

Partlow,Va

thanks rick

7/22/2017 1:47:28 PM

rick j.

stoughton WI

After doing some more research, bifenthrin and permethrin are equally as good. Permethrin breaks down faster in sunlight than bifenthrin. I talked to one grower that uses it and he likes bifenthrin xts better. The bifen xts is higher concentration than bifen i/t.

7/23/2017 3:02:24 PM

baitman

Central Illinois

I emailed domyown about spraying trees with bifen during this heat wave,they said never spray above 80F I just thought it had to be close to sunset.

7/24/2017 8:34:17 AM

sparcmat

Winston Salem, NC

80? guess 4 am spraying then? it was 78 every morning last week when I woke up

7/24/2017 2:35:19 PM

rick j.

stoughton WI

A good buy would be bandit (imidiclorprid) merit same thing. For $150 you get 16 1.6 Oz packs. Lasts me 3 years. You can use as a systemic and a contact. And I know it works great and won't go bad, because it's in powder form. 1 teaspoon per gal as a contact will kill everything. Except the woodchuck in the neighbors yard.

7/24/2017 3:18:14 PM

HankH

Partlow,Va

Used Bifen IT in hot conditions for 4 or 5 years, at 1tsp per gallon I have seen no affects on pumpkin plants. It was over 90 at 7pm last time I sprayed.
This year I am alternating Imidiclorprid with Bifen and having much better results on cuc beetles. I always have a terrible cuc problem and I am sure the imidiclorprid is the reason.

7/24/2017 10:26:30 PM

baitman

Central Illinois

you can buy 27 oz of imidiclorprid for $91

http://www.domyownpestcontrol.com/adonis-75-wsp-p-1802.html

7/25/2017 8:27:54 AM

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