I hesitate to put this topic out for discussion, but with some trepidation of being considered an idiot, I do so. Here in the Municipality of Saanich we have one or two retailers selling grub control with Sevin, one with "endosulfan", and one with "permethrin". I believe the latter product is for adult weevils, not the grub. Several garden centers don't carry this sort of thing and tell me they expect Saanich to pass a new bylaw in the forthcoming year, possibly in January, outlawing all retail pesticides, as several other close by municipalities have done, except for more benign substances. I am wondering, lamely, if there is anything I can do to control weevil grubs in the soil in winter, and what the Forum community's views are [I am fairly sure what they are, but am just checking] on these chemicals. I would like to control weevils but don't want to kill earthworms and everything else. I saw in a former year's thread on rhododendron problems that one of your regular contributors had ceased planting rhodos and azaleas [perhaps he is a landscape specialist] owing to the weevil pest. I have read many of the posts on weevils and how to inspect for them at night, etc., and read of the use of nematodes as well, which I have not yet tried in the appropriate season.