Bonide Annual Grub Beater is for lawns only and cannot be used in a vegetable garden. ImidaPro 4SC is an option around edibles.
Bonide Annual Grub Beater can be used around flowers. Applying before egg hatch is key. For most white grubs this means applying pesticides while newly hatched grubs are feeding – in mid- to late summer and early fall. The label only states applications cannot exceed a total of 80 lb (0.4 lb of active ingredient) per acre per year. Waiting 3 months between applications is standard. We recommend contacting your local cooperative extension office for advice on treatment intervals in your specific area.
Bonide Annual Grub Beater is not labeled to be used around edibles. Since the active ingredient can stay in the soil for 5-7 years you would need to wait that long to plant in the soil treated with the Grub Beater or replace it completely. ImidaPro 4SC contains the same active ingredient is for use around edibles though.
Bonide Annual Grub Beater is not harmful when used as directed on the product label. Animals should be kept out of the area during application and until dry.
Bonide Annual Grub Beater is labeled for both grubs and mole crickets. When treating for both grubs and mole crickets timing of your application is most critical. Controlling mole crickets soon after they hatch will offer faster knockdown of the current population and will help to avoid extensive damage later in the year. It is always best to apply a grub preventative treatment prior to egg hatch and prior to seeing lawn damage. Here are two articles with more detailed information on mole crickets and grubs.
Milky Spore will not interfere with nematodes or any other beneficials or insecticides. It is a bacteria that only spreads through Japanese beetle grubs. If you are using a product that will kill the grubs directly, then we recommend using the Milky Spore first so it has time to start establishing through the existing grubs and then applying the insecticide at least 2 weeks later.
Milky Spore Powder can be applied at any time the ground is not frozen, the powder only needs to be applied once and takes up to 2 years for you to see results. The spore will reproduce and spread when grubs eat it. If you're using Milky Spore Lawn Spreader Mix, you will need to do one treatment in the Spring, one in the Summer and one in the fall this year and next year, the effect will be the same. The product will only work on white grubs that are actively feeding and not on the actual Japanese Beetles.
Bonide Annual Grub Beater is not restricted to NY. We can ship it there. The restrictions are not based on each active ingredient, but on each individual product.
As long as you keep pets and children out of the area while you treat and until the Bonide Annual Grub Beater treated area has been watered in and had time to completely dry, it is safe for pets and people to return and resume normal activity. Typically after 4-6 hours after watering in.
Bonide Annual Grub Beater would be an option available to you.
Bonide Annual Grub Beater would be safe on established grass when used as directed.
Unfortunately we do not have the spreader settings for that specific combo and the manufacturer does not list that spreader on their bag for Bonide Annual Grub Beater. Due to the thousands of granules on the market and just as many different types of spreaders, you will want to calibrate your spreader to the product you are using and its application rates. You can see a short video on how to accomplish this below.
How to Calibrate your Spreader