“Don’t Bug Me,” so Say Your Bugs!

You wake up and head to the kitchen to get some coffee.  Yikes, ANTS! It’s not too early to protect your home from those uninvited guests.  Place Terro Liquid Ant Baits now to ward off those pesky intruders from making your home their home!  They will be looking for moisture, food and shelter as the weather warms up.  Ants will take this food back to their nest, where it will poison the colony.  This will be the most effective way to kill all the ants, even the hidden ones you cannot see.

Warm weather awakens unwanted INSECTS outside too!  Use Bon-Neem by Bonide, which is an organic  Fungicide, Miticide and Insecticide, anytime when the temperature is below 80 degrees.  Because it’s organic you can use it up to the day of harvest.  It can be used on fruits, vegetables, herbs, nuts, roses, spices, flowers and shrubs.  It will stop powdery mildew and is effective on aphids.  

All Seasons Horticulture and Dormant Spray Oil by Bonide is an oil which can be used to smother and kill garden insects:  Aphids, Scale Insects, Fungus Gnats, Mealybugs, Apple Aphids, European Red Spider Mites, Leafminers, Thrips, Whiteflies and more.  But it must be used early in the season, at the dormant stage, before buds show green tissue.  It can be used on Fruit Trees, Shade Trees, Evergreens, Ornamentals, Flowers and Houseplants.  Follow the directions carefully.  Some trees require that the spraying be done during the Green Tip Stage or the Delayed Dormant Stage or the Growing Season.

Captain Jack’s Deadbug by Bonide is an organic product that will kill INSECTS on contact.  It can be used on fruits, vegetables, berries, citrus, grapes, nuts and ornamentals.  Rid your landscaping of: bagworms, borers, beetles, caterpillars, codling moths, gypsy moths, loopers, leaf miners, spider mites, tent caterpillars, thrips and more!  It is non-systemic so it is safe to use on vegetation you will eat.  It contains Spinosad, which is derived from a naturally occurring soil dwelling bacterium and has been used successfully worldwide.

Do you have a water garden, bird bath, flower pot, unused swimming pool, rain barrel, culvert, wet gutter, hole in a stump or rotting tree or wet area in your yard?  Then you have the perfect breeding area for pesky MOSQUITOES, which will limit your outdoor activities this summer.  It’s not too early to eliminate the problem!  Add granular Mosquito Bits to areas where water sits as a biological mosquito control, every 7 to 14 days.  It is not harmful to aquatic life, fish and plants.     

For a longer period of suppression use donut-shaped Mosquito Dunks, which will work for 30 days or longer.  Bonide Mosquito Beater is a granular, microbial insecticide in small pouches that is effective against mosquito larvae in standing water.  It must be reapplied every 7 to 14 days when conditions favor mosquito breeding.

Come in to Zergott’s Garden Center to stock up.  We carry Bonide Bug & Slug Killer, Bonide Beetle Killer and many other products for insect control.

Posted on April 8, 2015 .