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Sevin dust?

Discussion in 'Gardening' started by sourland, Jul 18, 2012.

  1. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Has this stuff lost it's potency? The plants on my deck have become infested with small caterpillars. They look somewhat like, but are not, cabbage worms. I dusted them with Sevin three days ago. I swear the caterpillars are dustbathing in the insecticide and giggling at me.
     
  2. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    I haven't had any problem with it but Sevin has been around since I was young. Maybe some things are finally getting immune to it?

    I use the spray though, not the dust.
     
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  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    RR, I think that Sevin has been around since I was young. [​IMG] I'm going to buy some sort of spray tomorrow.
     
  4. Bunnylady

    Bunnylady POOF Goes the Pooka

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    Just as there are lots of bacteria that are resistant to certain antibiotics, there are lots of pests that are resistant to pesticides. Many insect populations are highly resistant to Carbaryl (the active ingredient in Sevin). Almost 30 years ago, I had some Carbaryl-based flea powder that, as I recall, was harder on the cat than it was on its fleas. [​IMG]
     
  5. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Went to town and got some Ortho 'flower, fruit, and vegetable' spray. The active ingredient is acetamiprid. Sprayed my plants down real well. Came back later and the caterpillars are singing 'Dancing in the Rain' and using the spray to wash off the Sevin powder. What will kill these mutant creatures? [​IMG]
     
  6. Bunnylady

    Bunnylady POOF Goes the Pooka

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    Two bricks?

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    Acetamiprid is used to control sucking-type insects, so my guess is that it is a toxin that must be ingested rather than a contact poison. It may take a while.
     
  7. duckinnut

    duckinnut Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What does have potency after so many years? Doesn't everything become impotent after so long?
     
  8. Bunnylady

    Bunnylady POOF Goes the Pooka

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    Is this the voice of experience here?[​IMG]
     
  9. ChickNhood

    ChickNhood Chillin' With My Peeps

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    lmfao...hahahahahahahahahahaha

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    Hahaha

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  10. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    2 bricks is my next resort.
    Speak for yourself. [​IMG]
    Trust me, [​IMG]lady, they SUCK big time.
     

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