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John from Salem, Ma 01970 writes,
05/21/2015:

Will Bayer Advanced 12 Month Tree and Shrub Protect and Feed II kill Winter Moth?

I have a large Maple Tree that is being devastated by the Winter Moth. I applied 8 pounds of Bayer Advanced 12 Month Tree and Shrub Protect and Feed II - Granules last month, before the leaves even opened, and it accomplished nothing. In fact, there are many Maples in my neighborhood, and my tree has suffered the worst - by far. It's not that my tree was week or unhealthy, on the contrary, it just seems to be especially tasty, with the most caterpillars of all! The tree is too large for me to spray, and my wallet just can't take to beating a professional would administer to spray. Anyhow, at this point (late May) the leaves are all gone anyways. The Winter Moth will soon burrow into the lawn, and emerge as Moths in the Fall. My question: Do you offer any product (perhaps Spinosad?) that applied to my lawn will kill the Winter Moth pupae?

Answer:

Bayer Advanced 12 Month Tree and Shrub Protect and Feed II is not labeled for Winter Moths. Spinosad is the recommended product and is available by Southern Ag Conserve Naturalyte Insect Control. Please read the product label for complete mixing and use instructions. 

Answer last updated on: 05/22/2015

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