Billbugs Insecticide

Sphenophorus spp. Insecticide

Description of Billbugs (Sphenophorus spp.):
Billbugs, also known as hunting billbugs, belong to the weevil family of the beetle. They mature at a size of 0.3 to 0.45 inches in length, are brown-to-black in color, and has a characteristically long beak. They are active during sunset until about an hour before sunrise. It's recommended to use an insecticide containing bifenthrin or deltamethrin to control adult populations.

Control Options for Billbugs

Legend:
Control
Suppression
No Control
Preventative
Curative
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Broadcast Treatment
Label Rate:
0.25 - 0.5 fluid ounces per 1,000 sqft
Cost Effectiveness:
Covers 192000 - 384000 square feet
at a cost of
$0.10 - $0.21 per 1,000 sqft
Instructions:
Treatment of adult billbugs should be made when they are first noticed in April and May. To optimize treatment timing, degree day models have been developed. For detailed information particular to your region, check with your State Cooperative Extension Service. Spring treatments for billbug adults will also offer control of over-wintered chinch bugs in temperate climates.
Preventative
Curative
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Broadcast Treatment
Application Interval:
Spring / Late Spring / Early Summer
Label Rate:
2.87 lbs per 1,000 sqft
Cost Effectiveness:
Covers 10000 square feet
at a cost of
$4.30 per 1,000 sqft
Preventative
Curative
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Broadcast Treatment
Label Rate:
0.6 - 0.9 fluid ounces per 1,000 sqft
Cost Effectiveness:
Covers 17778 - 26667 square feet
at a cost of
$1.68 - $2.52 per 1,000 sqft
Instructions:
Apply when pests become evident. Apply as a broadcast spray in a minimum of 2 gallons of water per 1,000 square feet. Delay irrigation or mowing for 24 hours after application for optimum control of surface-feeders such as cutworms and webworms.
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