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Cutter Got rid of the MOTHS!

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Saturn 4
Gigix4 4
SagaciousSighFiGurl 1
TinktheSprite 4

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TinktheSprite --- 343 days ago -

I sprayed two bottles for the second summer application of Cutter Backyard Bug Control Spray last night at 7, I sprayed all hard surfaces, the fence the siding, flower beds, lawn, and into the very wet forest as well. Mostly I use this every summer to get rid of mosquitoes, ants, and fleas. I have never had much of a problem with those since using it twice in the summer. But the MOTHS ARE GONE from the bushes! Remember, Cutter will prevent all insects including beloved Bumble Bees in your yard as well. So weigh it out since I have a very shady yard with few flowers for bees and butterflies, I'll take the trade off to save my sod. 

Saturn --- 343 days ago -

I got the same results with Cyonara ... for three days, then they were back.

Let me know if the Cutter spray keeps the moths in check for more than 3 days ...

I just picked up three 20 lb bags of NitroPhos Bug-Out that I'm going to spread later this afternoon, so hopefully it'll help to break the cycle. 

Gigix4 --- 343 days ago -

Oh me Saturn ... three 20lb bags should kill something. I just put out 20lbs today and will spray the Cutter stuff tomorrow. 

Saturn --- 343 days ago -


I'm not going to spread all of it today, but I bought some extra knowing that it probably won't be the last time I need some.

I'm really curious to know how that Cutter spray works ... 

Gigix4 --- 343 days ago -

I sprayed the Cutter about 10 days ago. I didn't see anymore moths for about 5-6 days, then they came back. I used 2 bottles of it, 1 in the front yard and 1 in the back. I've got 2 more bottles ready to go and may just try using 2 bottles in the front and 2 in the back.
Even when I use Cyonara, the directions say 1 oz per gallon and I usually use 1.5-2.0 oz per gallon. 

TinktheSprite --- 343 days ago -

Well. Moths do fly so. Again if neighbor's don't spray it will be a continuous battle. For now. There are very, very very few moths in my yard and bushes which means that many less eggs! 

Saturn --- 343 days ago -

I just spread a 20 lb bag of NitroPhos Bug-Out throughout the back yard and the front yard, but I doubt it'll do anything for the moths hiding in the shrubs, so I'll pick up some of that Cutter spray.

Sounds like you guys are having better luck with it than the Cyonara. 

SagaciousSighFiGurl (Mod) --- 343 days ago -

I used Cutter last year. I applied it a couple times. Anything is better than nothing I guess.

Here is what I don't get. My lawn never looks bad ot has brown patches or dead grass areas. Yet I have those things all over the place!! Why is there no damage to the lawn?? 

Saturn --- 343 days ago -

You must be doing something right, because if there's moths, there's usually Webworms. 

Gigix4 --- 343 days ago -

Maybe I am contributing to the "cause" but I have been also been spreading fertilizer (Hydro Phos) pretty regularly. I don't see any really bad spots in my yard, but knowing that I have those stinkin' sod worms and moths, I'm trying to keep what good grass I have, alive. 

TinktheSprite --- 343 days ago -

The pesticide, either spray or granules stay in the soil. My guess and my hope is that when the caterpillar hatches out of the egg it dies from the pesticide at ground level. I have never had lawn damage. but I have seen the moths. So maybe this works because I have always use bug granules and Cutter combination even before there were infestation of Sod Webworms. My neighbors have but got to it before they killed their lawn. If you see dead grass, it's too late. They have done the damage. The idea is to keep ahead of them. Again, my focus has always been against fleas, ants, and mosquitoes. 

Gigix4 --- 343 days ago -

Out of the 16 houses on my short street (it's a "U" shaped street), I am the only one that does my own lawn - the rest have lawn crews which I personally think are bringing them in from other lawns on their equipment. I may be fighting a losing battle. 

TinktheSprite --- 343 days ago -

My bug zapper is pretttttty quiet tonight! 

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