Dean from Newberg, Or writes
Is Mavrik Perimeter effective in eliminating crane fly larvae in lawns? I am looking for an insecticide that is safe for honey bees, but will kill crane fly larvae. Once applied, how long does Mavrik last? Thank you.
Mavrik Perimeter is not labeled for crane flies. It is also not labeled for a broadcast treatment across your lawn. It is mainly used for use around ornamentals and the perimeter of your home. A granule insecticide, such as Talstar Xtra, would be a good option for you to use. It is labeled for crane fly larvae and because of how and where you are using it, bees should not be affected. Be sure not to apply this product when bees are not actively foraging, which would be during the day. This product does need to be watered in to activate.
Answer last updated on: 02/10/2016