ST GABRIEL ORGANICS 80080-2 Milky Spore Grub Control Mix Pest Controller
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- 20 Lb. Milky Spore, Grub Control Spreader Mix
- Organic Compound That Attacks Larvae Of Japanese Beetles
- Apply With Spreader Anytime From Spring Through Fall
- Kills Grubs For 15 To 20 Years, Providing You With The Ultimate Coverage
- Provides Up To 7,000 Square Feet Of Coverage
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Top Customer Reviews
When we moved to a home with a much much larger lawn space, we chose to use the granulated, spreadable product as it was easier to apply. We are into third season of application, and so far similar results: no grub problems, and minimal adult beetles, though we are still breaking out the soapy water pails in the heart of summer, especially for our bean plants).
The granulated product seems expensive at first because of the repeat applications, but given its coverage, purchasing -- and applying -- the powder form would probably come out to a similar cost.
While other reviews make claims of immediately seeing dead grubs all over the place, this has not been our experience -- nor should it be. The treatment works because it infests the soil with a disease that infects only Japanese beetle grubs and slowly kills them. They die in the soil and spread more spores in the process. If they were all to crawl out and die on the sidewalks and pavements, the milky spore approach would not work (nothing to continue spreading the disease). So if you apply, don't expect to immediately see dead grubs all over the place. But then that is the beauty of organic pest control approaches: you are not trying to eradicate immediately a pest, but bring the population under control in a more balanced, ecosystem-friendly way that has the added benefit of lasting longer.
PROS: Easy to spread but I would recommend a broadcast spreader instead of the drop spreader recommended by the manufacturer.
CONS: Description really needs to detail the application directions and how much the bag covers.
It is recommended that you use the product 3 times a years for 2 years for the most effective coverage. (I am planning to do this). Bag states it covers 7000 sq feet.
Well, it's been 10 or 11 years with no trouble from those pests. I'm not happy to have found evidence of infestation now, but after all this time, I believe it is worth another application.
So I must say thank god for milky spore.
In addition just to let you know that if you buy this make sure that you water it nicely into the soil every day or it seems the bacteria dont get far enough to kill the worms. You have to make sure you water it in everyday for atleast a week. I usually apply just a little more after my intitial application just to make sure that its in there. Once you see the worms turning black and becoming limp that means that it is working.
My suggestion is leave the worms in there (the soil) to die as the bag states that as they die the dead worms release more milky spore into the soil which is definitely a good thing. Give it a chance to work you wont regret it.
AND!!! It will ONLY kill Japanese Beetle grubs, so be sure you have identified the critter you're trying to kill. You could end up spending a lot of money for nothing if you made the purchase to kill brown beetle grubs, as it won't work! These folks are not forthcoming with disclosure on the effectiveness of their product.
It does work, so if you have Japanese Beetles, get the powder, not the granules. Then make your own dispenser using a sturdy shipping tube or old wrapping paper tube. Find a cap that fits, tape it on tight, drill about 7 quarter-inch holes in the end-cap, fill the open end with spore and tap it on the ground with every long stride, creating a "You sank my battleship" pattern on the lawn, then water each with a flower pot watering dispenser to get the spore moist and into the soil. About two years later, you'll be grub free. It lasts about 10 years. Good Luck!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Used this product this spring, and so far I have only seen a few of the Japanese beetles. Another applicaton in the fall should really help with the problem.Published 4 days ago by Brenda C
Works great! Have used milky spore at previous residences and it works great - never had a problem with grubs or beetles once it was used.Published 22 days ago by Golfmomma1
Got grubs? This will do the trick, treating your lawn without the damage of chemicals.Published 1 month ago by Mat
Does the job... no more Japanese Beetles in the vineyard--third year.Published 1 month ago by Country Parson
This works great. Applied it 4 years ago and haven't had any grub "issues" since. Excellent product, would highly recommend.Published 1 month ago by B McMullen
So far the Milky Spore seams to be working. Glad I purchased this product to save my lawn and garden from pesky little grubs and the skunks.Published 1 month ago by Jane B.