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    Default Has anyone tried this for SHB control?

    I just noticed that "Gardens Alive" is marketing http://www.gardensalive.com/product....a&eicioi=74223, and I was wondering if anyone with SHB problems has tried it yet.
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    What exactly is it?

    Keith
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    It's the standard human response -- poison can solve any problem.

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    *sigh* I just want to know what the stuff is.


    Keith
    Last edited by Keith Benson; 08-14-2007 at 11:47 AM.
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    Its a broad based spectrum insecticide that kills about everything in your yard.

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    From the description on the "Gardens Alive" website it would seem that the active ingredient is an insect hormone analog.
    48 years - 50 hives - TF
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joseph Clemens View Post
    I just noticed that "Gardens Alive" is marketing http://www.gardensalive.com/product....a&eicioi=74223, and I was wondering if anyone with SHB problems has tried it yet.
    Halofenozide is the active ingredient made my Dow Chemical Co. Personally, I wouldn't use it esp. with fish and creeks near my house.
    ~May your hive thrive
    Aisha

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    http://www.dowagro.com/PublishedLite...romPage=GetDoc

    Bjorn, not true. Its only specific to beetle and moth grubs. Where did you get the information that it will kill everything?

    Apparently its a synthetic molting hormone that targets only beetle grubs. It won't take care of adult beetles but it may be useful under hives where the larvae pupate in the soil. Seems to be safe and very specific to lepidoptera spp. The trade name is Mach 2.
    Last edited by Church; 08-14-2007 at 01:06 PM.

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    From what people say, Guardstar (the ground poision) doesn't work very well so I don't know why I would risk using this close to my hives. Of course I'm not one to throw poisons, hormones, etc. around willy nilly.
    Last edited by MichaelW; 08-15-2007 at 06:31 AM.

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    Beetles are coleoptera not lepidoptera. Evidently it's not that specific.
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    Unless you plan to cover the entire state, what's the point?

    They are going to be in your hives if they are in the area whether you cover the ground with poison or not. I have bees in solid granite, there are no larva growing in it, guaranteed! And without doubt, my worst yard for beetles.

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