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Tony writes,

Is Tempo Dust 1% a good product against Cicada Killers?

I get holes in my lawn. These CK's dig in leaving a thumb width trail of dirt (soil) outside the hole. I have a contract with a insect pest control outfit, the "technician" shows up once a week to squirt powder in the holes. By the time he comes back, I have 15 to 30 more holes to deal with. I need an insecticide that I can use on a daily bases to control and rid these annoying flying two and a half inch "Killer Cicadas" around me, and they are destroying the appearance of my lawn. This is the second year in a row I'm having this problem. Will this Tempo Dust 1% help me rid these Cicada Killers.


Tempo dust would be a good choice to help control the cicada killers. Tempo dust offers a pretty fast knockdown though you should note that it does not offer an instant knockdown. You may want to consider using a instant knockdown spray such as Eco PCO Jet-X. Eco PCO Jet-X provides instant knockdown and kill of stinging insects. The Jet Spray can be sprayed up to 15 ft. Cicada Killer wasps thrive in disturbed environments, such as landscaped yards and places where bare soil is exposed. You can discourage the wasps from nesting in your yard by cutting your grass on the highest setting and by adding a thick layer of mulch to flower beds during the Cicada Killer Wasp season. These wasps do not like over saturated lawns either, so over watering during their season will help prevent them. Unfortunately there is no fool proof way to prevent cicada killer wasps.

Answer last updated on: 07/24/2011

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