Chiggers Insecticide

Trombiculidae spp. Insecticide

Description of Chiggers (Trombiculidae spp.):
Chiggers are the larvae of the Trombiculidate mite. They have just simply and commonly been called "red bugs." Their bites can be extremely itchy, therefore are an annoyance when walking through the lawn. They prefer thick, moist, and shady areas, therefore that's a good place to start when looking for them in the turf.

To check for them, you can put a 6x6 inch piece of black cardboard or paper in the lawn and stand it upright. After about 10 minutes, go back and they will be gathered near the top. They should be easy to spot on the dark background.

Control Options for Chiggers

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Control
Suppression
No Control
Preventative
Curative
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Broadcast Treatment
per
Label Rate:
0.4 ounces per 1,000 sqft
Cost Effectiveness:
Covers 3318 square feet
at a cost of
$3.01 per 1,000 sqft
Preventative
Curative
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Broadcast Treatment
Label Rate:
0.4 - 0.6 fluid ounces per 1,000 sqft
Cost Effectiveness:
Covers 26667 - 40000 square feet
at a cost of
$1.12 - $1.68 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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