------------------------- U of MN Extension Service FO-01008
Revised 2000

Managing Lawn and Turf Insects
Managing Lawn and Turf Insects


Tables

Table 1.1. Conventional insecticides for turf pests
Insects acephate bendiocarb
(Turcam)1
carbaryl
(Sevin)1
chlorpyrifos
(Dusrban)1
cyfluthrin
(Tempo)1
ethoprop
(Mocap)1
white grubs   x x x   x
Ataenius x x   x   x
bluegrass            
billbug x l x l x a x a x a,l  
sod webworms x x x x x x
cutworms x   x x x x
armyworms     x x x  
leafhoppers x x x x    
greenbugs x     x    
chinch bugs x x x x x x
ants   x x x x  
a=adult, l=larvae, 1=an example of a trade name, inclusion does not imply endorsement

Table 1.2. Conventional insecticides for turf pests
Insects halofenozide imidacloprid
(Merit)1
isofenphos
(Oftanol)1
metaldehyde trichlorfon
white grubs x x x   x
Ataenius x x x   x
bluegrass billbug x l x l x a,l    
sod webworms x   x   x
cutworms x   x   x
armyworms x   x    
leafhoppers          
greenbugs          
chinch bugs     x    
ants          
a=adult, l=larvae, 1=an example of a trade name, inclusion does not imply endorsement


Insecticide CAUTION: Read and follow directions and precautions on the container labels. Avoid contaminating the skin and clothing. Do not breathe the dust or spray. After applying insecticides, change clothes and wash thoroughly with soap and water. Store pesticide in a safe place where children and pets can't obtain them. Dispose of empty containers safely.


Table 2. Biorational insecticides using natural organisms (bacteria, nematodes, plant products, and microbial products) for turf pests
Insects azadirachtin Bacillus thuringiensis var. kurstaki* Steinernema glaseri nematodes* Heterorhabditis bacteriophora nematodes* Bacillus popilliae spinosyn
white grubs     x x only Japanese beetle  
bluegrass billbug     x x    
sod webworms x x x x   x
cutworms x   x x   x
armyworms x x x x   x
leafhoppers            
greenbugs            
chinch bugs     x x    
a=adult, l=larvae, 1=an example of a trade name
* Garden centers may apply their name to the packaging, but the ingredient profiles and name of the active ingredient must be included on the packaging.


Table 3. *Common and trade name of pesticides apporved for homeowner's use. This is an incomplete list and inclusion does not imply endorsement.
common name trade name manufacturer
acephate Ortho orthene Chevron/Ortho
Bacillus thuringiensis Sod Webworm Attack Ringer
var. kurstaki Dipel Dust Rigo Company
Bacillus popilliae Grub Attack
Milky Spore Disease
Japademic Doom
Ringer
Reuter labs
Fairfax Laboratories
carbaryl Liquid Sevin
Liquid Lawn and Garden Insect Control
Chevron/Ortho
O.M. Scott
chlorpyrifos Dursban Lawn Insect Spray
Dursban Lawn and Garden Insect Control
Dursban Grub and Insect Control
Dursban 1E
Chevron/Ortho/O.M. Scott
Chevron/Ortho/O.M. Scott
Chevron/Ortho
Rigo Company
halofenozide Scotts Grub-B-Gon O.M. Scott/Ortho
imidacloprid Scotts Grubex O.M. Scott
isofenphos Scotts Oftanol Grub Control O.M. Scott/Chevron/Ortho
* Garden centers may apply their name to the packaging, but the ingredient profiles and name of the active ingredient must be included on the packaging.



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