Well, the war is still on. Last year, it was mostly in the front yard. This year they are working on destroying my back yard. Still spraying and the price of Cyonara is going up but still cheaper than re-sodding.
I sprayed my lawn with Cyonara two weeks ago and had good success ... for about a week and now they're back in force.
I talked to the owner of Kingwood Garden Center and he recommended using granules over Cyonara for better control. So I picked up three - twenty pound bags of Spectracide Triazicide and after I finish mowing today, I'll spread it and water it in.
The granules not only kill the surface moths, but they seep into the turf below the grass and kill the worm ... at least that's what they advertise. Plus, it's supposed to last longer then the liquid sprays.
My fingers and toes are crossed that they work ...
The neighbors on either side of me do not take care of their lawn. Aside from mowing/scalping, the lawns are lucky to get watered. If any lawn will get attacked by bugs and disease it will be their lawns. And then there's my healthy green lawn in the middle. sigh.
My neighbor to the left has them and to the left of her. I told her to please keep them on her side. I'm bringing out the bug zapper light. That seemed to attract several last year and zapped them. Then out comes the Cutter Backyard Spray as it's time for a second dose after the weekend. It says it takes care of Sod Websorms and mosquitoes as well.
From everything I have read about those pests, is to spray and do it late in the afternoon or early evening since that is their feeding time. Most sprays will indicate to keep people and pets off of the area until the spray has dried, usually about 2 hrs.
OK, I think I found something! Recently I killed a bunch of wasp. I had hlaf a can of Spectracide Pro Wasp Killer, ($3.97 at Home Depot)So I thought maybe they will work on these moths flying in my flowerbeds?
First I kicked the shrubs and made the moths fly out. But they were too fast for the thin spray pattern. So I just sprayed zig zaggy over the shrubs and plants and they took off flying like crazy. I did see 1-2 drop dead immediately. The others might die slower because the spray of the wasp spray is so concentrated and might have only misted them.
The moths aren't in my lawn at all. They can stay in the flower beds. I have treated both beds and lawn with Bug B Gone granules and now the Pimetherine(sp?) in the wasp spray. That will hopefully kill and larva as they try to crawl to my lawn? I hope I don't wake up to dead shrubs. LOL
Nitro-Phos Bug Out MAX works good as well as far as granules. I coated the lawn yesterday before the rain. Good timing as long as it didn't wash most away before it dissolved. They're very small granules so think we're OK.
I think you should be okay. I emptied my rain gauge last night. We got 2" this morning. Then I emptied it during a rain break. Then another 1-1/2" this afternoon. The break was enough to let it soak in some.
I have used NP Bug Out since the Spring and just changed over to Bug B Gone in case bugs get sensitized to chemicals. The 10# bag covers 10K sq ft. I don't have a 10K sq ft lawn, probably not even half that! but I used up the whole bag! LOL Just waiting for when I can spray the Cutter. DIE bugs, DIE!
I'll be mowing in the morning as well. It's humid and gross outside right now. Just like August! I am going to spray next. But I know it really doesn't help as long as the neighbors aren't spraying. If I have them in my yard, they are in their yard, too!