Milky Spore Powder

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Milky Spore Powder

Milky Spore Powder is a natural, safe, effective grub control product that can remain in the soil for up to twenty years. This is an OMRI certified organic control of Japanese beetle grub control that is safe to use with other herbicides and insecticides that is safe to use around birds, bees, pets and fish and around pools and ponds. Milky Spore Powder contains Bacillus popillae, a bacterium that kills grubs by multiplying inside the grubs, causing them to die. The spores are then dispersed in nearby soil, which is how the product is able to exist in your soil for so long and even comes with a ten-year guarantee.

Please note: Your Milky Spore will arrive in a clearly labeled box. Inside that box will be a white bag that is flipped inside out that has Milky Spore printed on it. The manufacturer, St Gabriels Lab, is a very environmentally conscious company. They had too many bags for a different product that they produce and instead of throwing them away, they opted instead to flip them inside out and use them for the milky spore. This helps keeps costs down for everyone and keeps the bags from being wasted needlessly.

Use the Lawn & Garden Dispenser Tube to apply Milky Spore Powder.



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MILKY SPORE -- Frequently Asked Questions:

1. How fast does the Spore work and how long does it last?
Milky Spore begins working as soon as it is applied as long as grubs are feeding. Once grubs are infected they will multiply the Spore by several billion times and spread it further. In warm climates good control can occur in one to three years. In colder areas like New England, three to five years. Once established in a lawn, Milky Spore has been known to last 15 to 20 years.

2. Will freezing ruin the Spore? What about heavy rain?
No, Milky Spore is not affected by freezing or other adverse environmental conditions. Heavy rain may wash away newly applied Spore dust necessitating retreatment.

3. Will fertilizer or chemical pesticides that have dursban and diazinon in them affect Spore?
Dursban and diazinon have been banned by the EPA as toxic to the environment. Milky Spore is safe for the environment and is not affected by pesticides, fungicides or herbicides. They may be applied at the same time.

4. Can I use it in the vegetable garden?
Yes, Milky Spore is harmless to food crops. It is not a chemical pesticide. It may be used in gardens, around pools and wells.

5. Should we keep our pets off the lawn?
Milky Spore does not affect pets, beneficial insects, fish, bees, birds, other animals, plants, or man. It is not a poison.

6. Can I mix the Spore with water and spray it?
Neither the Milky Spore powder nor the Milky Spore Spreader mix should be mixed with water and sprayed.

7. Can I cut my grass after applying the Spore?
Do not mow or rake your yard until Milky Spore has been soaked into the soil.

8. What if I treat my yard and my neighbor does not?
Your lawn will be protected even if you are surrounded by untreated property. Eventually, the Spore will creep next door into adjacent areas by natural movement.

9. Won’t beetles fly in from my neighbors yard?
An adult beetle feeds only during it’s first two weeks. By the time they fly in from adjacent areas, any new grubs laid in late Summer will be affected by the Spore.

10. What about Moles?
Eliminating grubs with Milky Spore often cause Moles and Skunks to feed elsewhere. Unfortunately, they may head for your neighbor’s untreated yard instead. Milky Spore does not affect moles, it simply eliminates their food source.

11. Can I have too many grubs?
If you are rapidly losing your lawn due to too many grubs, more than 10 per square foot, you may be wise to use an insecticide along with Milky Spore.

12. How do I know if I have beetle grubs?
Grubs feed on the roots of your grass which can become brown and die. Simply lift the dead grass and look for white larvae curled into the shape of a “C” about the size of a penny. Active grubs can completely destroy a lawn. Use Milky Spore for safe, long-lasting control.

13. Do beetle larvae feed more aggressively in Fall?
Yes, grubs in fall are in the first instar stage and are feeding for growth to store body fat for winter. In the spring, grubs reach 3rd instar prior to molting and do not require as much food.

14. Are grubs infected by Milky Spore in spring when rising to the surface following hibernation?
Grubs become infected by swallowing a spore. They do not become infected by rubbing up against spores or passing through them. Since grubs feed less in Spring, the incidence of infection is not as great as in fall.

15. What are the application rates for Milky Spore?
Milky Spore Powder in cans is a one time application put down in spots in measuring teaspoon amounts every four feet apart creating a checkerboard pattern of spots throughout your yard. Each spot contains 100 million spores.
Milky Spore Spreader Mix in bags is applied with a drop spreader over every square foot of grass and requires six applications usually Spring and Fall for three years to build the number of spores in any one area to millions of spores.

16. Can I broadcast the Spreader mix?
No, Milky Spore Spreader Mix is too light to be used with a broadcast spreader. It must be placed in concentrated areas on the lawn and that is why it must be used with a drop spreader.

17. Can I wait to water in the Spore?
Yes, you can wait 36 to 48 hours before watering in the Spore. Make sure you water the Spore before raking or mowing your lawn. The whole idea is to soak the Spore into the soil where it will become available to grubs feeding on the roots of grass. Simply use an oscillating hose sprayer for 15 to 20 minutes over the entire treated area. There may still be some white residue but this is chalk used as carrier for the spores.

18. What is the difference between the Spreader mix and the powder?
The main difference is that in using the six part spreader mix program you are essentially spreading the spore over an entire lawn rather than in concentrated areas. In doing this the number of spores in any one location is significantly less than the concentrated spot method.
Grubs become infected by swallowing a spore and this occurs by happenstance when feeding on grass roots. The more spores in a given area, the greater chance for infection. Each infected grub dies and releases 3 billion new spores into the soil.

19. How do I know if I have Japanese Beetle Grubs?
St. Gabriel Laboratories provides a free grub analysis for it’s customers. Simply place six grubs in a non-crushable container with some moist earth and grass roots. Don’t punch any holes in the container as grubs do not need much air. Send the container to: Free Grub Identification Program St. Gabriel Laboratories 14044 Litchfield Drive Orange, Virginia 22960 Tel: (880) 801-0061

20. What is the shelf life of Milky Spore?
The older the Spore, the more effective it becomes.

21. What if I get Milky Spore in my eyes? What if I breathe it in?
Milky Spore itself is not toxic. However, Milky Spore contains chalk and a powder carrier. Care should be taken not to get any dust in one's eyes as it is an irritant.

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  • 11 of 11 people found this review helpful:

    2 of 5 stars  Not so good
    By Bruce in Colts Neck on 10/06/2015

    Product packaged in plastic fertilizer bags that had been turned inside out. A lot of work to spread the product on my lawn.

    Expert Response   Expert response:
    We apologize for any confusion. The manufacturer, St Gabriels Lab, is a very environmentally conscious company. They had too many bags for a different product that they produce and instead of throwing them away, they opted instead to flip them inside out and use them for the milky spore. This helps keeps costs down for everyone and keeps the bags from being wasted needlessly. Milky Spore Powder can be a bit of work to apply, but the results will be awesome!

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  • 9 of 9 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  Milky Spore
    By Gabrielle in Chesapeake on 11/10/2015

    We used this product 15 years ago. Not once did we have a mole trail in all the years. There finally vented back. We have a surprise for them. We put Milky Spore. This is great stuff. Stand by it 100%. Your company is was also excellent to deal with.

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  • 8 of 8 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  A must have product!
    By Clare in Harwich, MA on 07/22/2016

    Have been using Milky Spore for years to kill off grubs all around my properties. It does last as long as they say and is fast to take hold. Would definitely recommend to all to use, it is safe for pets,humans and all wildlife.

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  • 8 of 9 people found this review helpful:

    4 of 5 stars  Product as advertised, funny packaging
    By Susan in Glenn Dale, Maryland on 10/20/2014

    We received the product, but it was in recycled rose food bags, which really threw me! I called "DoMyOwnPestControl" and their service rep knew all about the recycled packages and reassured me that I had the correct product. The coverage of the product was exactly as advertised. We won't know until next summer if the beetle population is reduced and the moles head out for yards with more grubs.

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  • 6 of 7 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  Milky Spore Powder
    By A.t. in West Palm Beach, Florida on 02/10/2014

    Received my order quickly & the price was excellent. I use this powder at least once a year and it works great.

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  • 5 of 5 stars  Milky Spore application
    By Diane in Knox, Indiana on 09/24/2017

    I had purchased this about 5 years ago and used on my lawn, as I had moles bad, had several runs and the grass was dying. Treated my lawn like I said 5 years ago and have not had an issue with the moles since. My son is having an issue with mole in his yard, and since I had such good luck when treating my lawn, I purchased this order for my son to use on his yard. Am very well pleased with the results you get from applying the Milky Spore and would recommend it if you have a mole issue

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  • 5 of 5 stars  Best Stuff EVER!
    By Gp in Malabar, FL on 09/02/2017

    We farm in 25 gallon pots due to wet soil conditions. 1 tsp of milky spore per pot keeps the garden grubs away for 2 years or so!

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  Natural Way to Fight Japanese Beetles
    By Sandy in Michigan on 04/22/2017

    Package arrived in due time. Product was well packaged. I used Milky spore about 12 years ago. It seemed to work well for many years. However, I noticed more bettles last year and decided it was time for another application.

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful:

    4 of 5 stars  Good product, good service
    By Dan in University Park, PA on 10/06/2016

    Milky spore is my great hope in the battle against japanese beetles. Its non-toxic and long lasting characteristics (10-20 years) are especially nice, I think. The big box is handy for big yards, just be ready to spend some quality time putting the product out on your lawn, one spoonful at a time. The company accidentally sent me the wrong size box, but immediately re-sent the right stuff without any delay or hassle. While I was bummed to get an incorrect order, I was pleased with their response and plan to order from them again in the future.

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  Jap Beetles
    By Mark in Longcreek, SC on 09/22/2016

    Have taken a couple years and 4 treatments and this summer they were only in the 100s. Last couple years they were 1000s and 1000s on fruit trees and bushes. I think this last treatment which I plan to do soon will solve the problem. Not a quick fix, works well over time. Also got rid of all my friendship rose bushes. Them little buggers love them.

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful:

    4 of 5 stars  Milky Spore Powder
    By James in Denver, CO on 08/06/2016

    I received your package , it had Just enough powder to make one row of product. Last time i was able to cover The entire back yard with one package; I used the applicator as previously. However, the one row seems to be protecting the plants.

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  • 3 of 3 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  White Milky spore
    By Joe in brigantine, N.J. 8203 on 06/15/2016

    Works great, gets rid of grubs for a long time/

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  A second order after a year
    By J. in MA on 04/11/2016

    I applied my whole lawn with Milky Spore. There are a few small brown spots this year, which should be expected. Order some more to make it up for such spots.

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  • 5 of 5 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  Helps to keep moles away!
    By Dale in topeka, ks on 08/28/2015

    I initially spread about 4 feet apart like the label says and it took a while to spread itself. I have some moles again up by the house so I bought some more and spread it in about 3 feet apart or somewhat a little closer to make it work faster, sooner. Even in the garden area's.

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  • 3 of 4 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  Great product
    By Charlene in Titus on 04/07/2015

    Arrived shortly after order in excellent condition

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04/27/2013 Kimberly from Nashville, Tn

QWill milky spore harm earthworms?
I have an edible garden with rich soil, likely due to my vast number of earthworms. I want to get rid of the grubs, but I do not want to harm my earthworms. Can Milky Spore help me with that?

AMilky Spore will only harm Japanese Beetle Grubs and will have no effect on any other insect.

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02/27/2013 Anonymous from Ct

QWith milky spore, it takes 3 to 5 years. Should I use another product in addition to get faster results?

ANo. Do not use any other products for grub control when using milky spore. It does take up to 2 years to see the full effect of the product but it will start working on the grubs right away. When you apply Milky Spore the existing grubs must eat the spores and digest them which in turn will multiply and spread the spores. If you kill off the existing grubs the spore will not have a way to multiply.

77 of 79 people found this answer helpful.
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03/14/2013 Doug from Middlesex, New Jersey

QHow much Milky Spore do I need for a 10000 square foot lawn that has had grubs in the past?

AYou will need 40 oz of Milky Spore Powder to treat a 10,000 sq ft lawn.

51 of 52 people found this answer helpful.
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07/25/2015 Leslie from Olmsted Falls, Ohio

QWhat would be the best way to apply Milky Spore Powder, and what amount do I need?
My yard is 80'x500', or 40,000 sf. I have an infestation of Japanese Beetles. What is a checkerboard pattern? When to apply?

A

You will need 4 of the 40 oz boxes of the Milky Spore Powder for a 40,000 sq ft area. You should use the Milky Spore Lawn and Garden Dispenser for the correct application method. You will apply one shake of the dispenser in spots every four feet in rows four feet apart. This is considered a checkerboard pattern.

38 of 41 people found this answer helpful.
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05/01/2013 Gina from Ma

QMy lawn is now just dirt and dead grass; does it matter when I apply Milky Spores? Should I still apply it?
I plan on reseeding in the Fall because there is no grass there now is it worth putting Milky Spore down (I am assuming no new eggs will be laid on just dirt.)

AMilky Spore can be applied any time the ground is not frozen. That being said, the spore can only reproduce and spread when grubs eat it. If there are no grubs at the time of application the Milky Spore will not be able to reproduce and move through the property.

33 of 34 people found this answer helpful.
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Most Recent Customer Questions

08/16/2017 Brooke from Boulder, Co

QCan I apply Milky Spore Powder while it is raining?

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In most cases, Milky Spore Powder is not affected by rain or other adverse environmental conditions, although heavy rain may wash away newly applied Milky Spore.† For best results, it is recommended to apply when it is not raining and you are not expecting heavy rain within 24 hours of application.

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08/09/2017 Joe

QWill Milky Spore Powder kill mole crickets?

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No, Milky Spore Powder is only labeled for Japanese Beetle Larvae (grubs).

A good option for mole crickets is Talstar Xtra Granules. This can be broadcast across your lawn and watered in after application. This will last for 2-3 months in the soil. The rate is 2.3-4.6 lbs of product per 1000 square feet.

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08/07/2017 Stephanie from Mead

QAt what rate should a drop spreader be set for Milky Spore Powder?
I understand it takes 40oz/10,000sq-ft.

A

Milky Spore Powder is a powder not designed to be applied with a†drop spreader.† The manufacturer has designed a very convenient Dispenser to apply the powder. You would simply pour the†Milky Spore Powder†into the†Dispenser Tube, break open the seal at the bottom of the tube and apply the†Milky Spore Powder†in a spot application: one teaspoon of powder every four feet in rows four feet apart to achieve a checkerboard pattern of spots throughout the treated area. Once you have completed the application, you should water in the powder in all of the treated area for about 15 minutes. Only one application is required, but may take one to four years to gain optimum control.

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07/16/2017 Tin from Leola,pa

QDoes Milky Spore Powder need to be watered in?

A

Yes, MIlky Spore Powder must be watered in within 48 hours of application.††

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07/07/2017 Alle from Millington, Il

QCan I use a grass seed spreader to spread Milky Spore?
I have about 3 acres that need to be treated.

A

The Milky Spore Powder should be dispersed with the†Lawn and Garden Dispenser Tube. The Milky Spore Spreader Mix can be with a drop spreader such as the†Scotts Turf Builder Classic.

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06/27/2017 Sue from North Branch, Mi

QIs the application process for Milky Spore Powder different than for Milky Spore Lawn Spreader Mix, applied with a drop spreader?
I'm confused, I spread milky spore with a drop spreader in april this year. Now I have milky spore powder and was planning on using the application shaker for two more applications instead of the drop spreader. But, now I'm reading you need only spread the powder once? Are you able to clarify for me?

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The application is different for Milky Spore Powder and Milky Spore Lawn Spreader Mix. Milky Spore Powder is applied using the Lawn & Garden Dispenser Tube. This only needs to be applied once. The Milky Spore Lawn Spreader Mix is applied with a drop spreader. This is applied three times a year for two years.

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06/21/2017 Kerry from Chase City, Va

QWhat happens if it does not rain after I have treated the yard with Milky Spore Powder?
I need to treat about 4 acres of yard so I will be dependent on the rain to wet the powder.

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You can wait 36 to 48 hours before watering in the Milky†Spore. Make sure you water the Spore before raking or mowing your lawn. The whole idea is to soak the Spore into the soil where it will become available to grubs feeding on the roots of grass.†

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06/13/2017 Lynn from Warren, Michigan

QCan I apply lawn fungicide after I applied Milky Spore one week ago?

A

Yes, it is safe to apply a lawn fungicide to an area treated with Milky Spore a week ago.†

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05/08/2017 Tony from Thompson, Ct

QCan I add loam and reseed after I treat with Milky Spore Powder?
Grubs killed my entire lawn. Looks bad with no grass...

A

Yes, you can.†The Milky Spore Powder will not affect grass seed or any other products.†

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05/07/2017 Don from Clemmons, Nc

QTo apply Milky Spore Powder to my gardens where the dirt is the best, do I have to remove any mulch prior to application?

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Yes, Milky Spore Powder should be applied directly to the soil. We would recommend removing the mulch from the area before applying the product.

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