Ive not seen them up north at our farm but... I planted several peaches, apples and pears this spring. What do you spray on them to protect?
The same permethrin that you mix to spray on livestock?Saw the first few today - that means the masses are a week or so out - you'll know when the leaves on your trees are veins only.
As stated above - permethrin, sevin, or bonide are your friend - I prefer permethrin as it's a little more rainfast and the constant rains will make control tougher.
They won't hardly touch the pears but will devour the apples, peaches, cherries, and chestnuts!
yes sir - or your hunting clothes!The same permethrin that you mix to spray on livestock?
I have - in fact that's what I used today since my jug of permethrin is hiding from me. :banghead:Brett have you ever used triazicide
I personally haven't because the majority of my trees are of fruit bearing age and not all insecticides are safe for eventual human consumption.Have you tried horse fly spray for the little buggers ? Thats what I spray the basement and stuff with. It works great for getting rid of spiders.
Correct - both are labeled for fruit tree use.Bonide is a brand not an active ingredient, same with triazicide.
That'd be a good bagworm product too I'd imagine. It's probably too dilute because with that many actives in the jug, its probably not too stable unless its watered down. Malathion is not a friendly active in water and needs solvents. Stinks tooBonide's active insecticides are malathion and carbaryl. It also contains the fungicide captan so it's a one two punch doing both pest and fungus control but it's pricey and too dilute for my liking.