Black Turfgrass Ataenius Insecticide

Ataenius spretulus Insecticide

Description of Black Turfgrass Ataenius (Ataenius spretulus):
The black turfgrass ataenius, in its adult form, is 0.2 inches long, jet black, and has grooves on the wing that run parallel. Female black turfgrass ataenius will burrow into the thatch layer and upper parts of the soil and lay 11 to 12 eggs. The hatch white grubs may be identified by their unusually small size. They are especially a pest on highly stressed cool-season turf.

Control Options for Black Turfgrass Ataenius

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:
In order to control the 1st and 2nd generation of black turfgrass ataenuis adults, respectively, treatments should take place in May and July. Time the May treatment to match with the full bloom stage of Vanhoutte spiraea (Spiraea vanhoutte) and horse chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum). Time the July treatment to match with the blooming Rose of Sharon (Hibiscus syriacus).
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.
Preventative
Curative
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Broadcast Treatment
Label Rate:
0.27 fluid ounces per 1,000 sqft
Cost Effectiveness:
Covers 4000 square feet
at a cost of
$4.78 per 1,000 sqft
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