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What’s my best option for killing insects on my lawn?

I want to apply insect killer to my lawn to control fleas, ticks, chiggers, etc. Considering length of effectiveness,water needs after application, price, etc., which is better, granules or liquid? Thanks, FC

Answer:

Good question. The attached links are very helpful in addressing your question. Just click here, or here, or here. To reduce and control ticks and chiggers you should make sure your lawn is well-manicured. A chemical spray of acaricides will help. Make sure the product is labelled for outdoor use. Regarding fleas….spraying with synthetic pyretroids such as cyfluthrin and fenvalerate will help. Focus on bushes, mulch and other moist and shaded areas. Good Luck! - Extension volunteer

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