bug deterrent...whats safe?

Discussion in 'Maples' started by STi, Jul 18, 2006.

  1. STi

    STi Active Member

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    what do you guys spray on your container trees?? i have neem oil but have read that it's a bad idea...how about mild dish soap/water? seaweed/water?
     
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    ashizuru Active Member Maple Society 10 Years

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    Hi,I use Provado Vine Weevil Killer, it is applied as a soil drench,it protects up to 6 months on soil pests, and 1 month on leaf pests besides killing vine weevils and their larvae, controls, green fly,blackfly,whitefly,sciaridfly and most sucking insects. It takes about a week to take affect on a large tree, then all the leaves etc. become poisonous, so eliminating the need to spray, hope this helps.

    Ashizuru
     
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    schusch Active Member Maple Society 10 Years

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    I used an oil based spray against aphids and it dried up the leaves, so oil based is no good for the leaves.
     
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    hmmm i don't think this stuff is sold in the states...my searches are coming up with retailers in the UK ..none in USA
     
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    jimmyq Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    planting and caring for a plant in it's best suited environment would likely be the best 'preventative" bug control. If infestation occurs after that is achieved, then perhaps judicious use of pest control product would be warranted.
     
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    Elmore Active Member 10 Years

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    Bayer Garden Provado Vine Weevil Killer 2

    Description: Systemic insecticide for the control of vine weevil in pots and containers

    Benefits: All year round protection from vine weevil with 3 applications.
    Easy to use liquid concentrate formulation.
    Suitable for use on all pot grown ornamental garden plants indoors and outdoors.
    Helps control greenfly, blackfly & whitefly for up to 6 weeks.

    Active ingredient: Thiacloprid


    I apply Orthene and BT when needed.
     
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    ok thx
     

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