Bio Advanced Complete Insect Killer For Soil & Turf Granules kills the most common lawn pests like ants, fleas, ticks, grubs, and more. This is a two-way formula that treats the surface and the soil. Surface insects are killed within 24 hours, while soil insects are controlled for up to three months.
Kills Over 30 Outdoor Listed Pests in Lawns & Around Home
Long-Lasting - Up To 90-Day Subsurface Insect Protection
Shh- I was recommended this brand over the Scott's brand for grub control from a Scott's sales rep checking product stock at my local Lowes. Excellent grub control for season long use and excellent surface insect control. I have my yard professionally core aerated at the end of May and time the application of this product at the same time. This product not only kills insects but comes with turf builder too. Once applied let it sit for 24 hours then water in. Take a sprinkler and a regular coffee cup and let the sprinkler run until half the coffee cup is filled with water. That way you know you watered it in correctly.
I have used this product for 2 years in the summer months. It effectively controls the flea outdoors. Our neighborhood is home to numerous feral cats and there are about 8 the come to my back yard that I feed. Before I used this product, I could literally see the fleas hopping from the ground, walkways and all over the outside of my house. At one time, I look down on my bare legs and literally had dozens climbing up my legs. that sent shivers down my spine. I decided to try the Bayer Complete Insect Killer that year and behold, after a couple of days, all the fleas were pretty much gone. even the oudoor feral cats were scratching less. I've been using this produce in the hot summer months and it has been a success. I live in California where the summers are dry so I don't have to reapply.
I tried multiple liquid insect/flea control products, but since I live in Florida it's challenging to find something that's effective to stand up to the brutal temperatures & Summer rains. I got these granules to put around the border of our back porch to keep the fleas/insects from getting on us. (We don't have any pets.) I followed the instructions & it seemed to work fairly well until the heavy rains came & washed them out. In this case I have to reapply. Still, at about $25 a 10 lb.bag vs. $30+ for an ineffective liquid it seems to be my only alternative. I imagine it will be more effective when the Summer rains subside.
After calibrating my Even Spread rotary, the product dispensed evenly and cleanly. I haven't seen any grub damage either in sod lifted (racoons looking for a meal) or dead spots. I put it down the last few days of May so I am hoping for protection through August when I may have to refresh the application or use Sevin in early September. My suggestion on calibration is to use a kitchen scale (by one for your garden use-don't take from your kitchen) and load the recommended amount for 1,000 sq ft. Lay out a 1,000 foot plot on your lawn. In my case it was 1lb. Set your spreader a little bit below the recommended amount so you don't run out. When done, tweak the spreader so you have the proper application for this product.
Is it safe for children to play in the yard after spraying this and waiting 24 hours or longer?
Yes, Bayer Advanced Complete Insect Killer For Soil & Turf - Granules are widely used by professional pest control companies because they are very safe. You should always have kids and pets inside the home or away while you are treating. After the treatment is done it is perfectly safe for children and pets to be back in the yard. Remember that these granules are only strong enough to kill small insects.