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Peter from Venice, Florida writes

What product kills the Sri Lanka Weevil. Can we treat the soil where larvae live?

We know it lays its eggs in the soil so would like to kill the larvae before they hatch. When we returned from the North, we found they have eaten Live Oaks, dahoon holly, crepe myrtle.

Answer:

The only product that we know of that is recommended for the Sri Lanka Weevil is Talstar, but Talstar will not kill the eggs. (Talstar is not labeled for the Sri Lanka Weevil but is recommended by many universities that have done research on this pest) We recommend that you contact your local cooperative extension as they may have more information on the Sri Lanka Weevil that is invading your region.

Answer last updated on: 11/04/2011

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