Milky Spore on Sale!

misskimmie(z4b Central NY)May 7, 2008

Hi, I just returned from my local Lowe's. ( New Hartford) Found milky spore on sale - regular price is about $27 for a 10 oz. can on sale for under $7. For those who don't know its a good way of killing Japanese beetles without using pesticides. It was too expensive so I did not buy any before. I came home with 5 cans. We had lot's of JBs last year and I'm finding lots of grubs anytime I dig.

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How do you use it? Do you mix it w/water or just sprinkle down? Do you find it very effective? I love the idea of doing it naturally.

    Bookmark   June 3, 2008 at 2:11PM
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misskimmie(z4b Central NY)

This is the 1st time I tried it, We had a "bumper crop" of Japanese Beetles last summer so I wanted to do something proactive, I didn't;t feel right butting the more aggressive chemicals in my yard especially since I plant to encourage birds. hummers , bees and butterflies. to answer your question I put down a spoon full of milky-spoor powder every 3 feet or so ( I followed directions on the can but I don;y exactly remember what I did) From what I understand, It takes a few years for milky spoor to build up for full potential. If a grub dies from it his decomposing body releases more milky spore into the soil. I learned about it on one of the the other forums on GW, Truthfully when I looked into applying it last year, the high price discouraged me, so I was happy to see it go on sale.

    Bookmark   June 4, 2008 at 10:29PM
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