|WHAT IS MILKY SPORE?
Spore is a naturally occuring bacterium that affects Japanese Beetles at the grub stage of
life. Milky Spore was first developed by the USDA in the 1930s to combat the
Japanese Beetle but Milky Spore controls the June bug and Oriental beetles as well.
HOW DOES MILKY SPORE WORK?
grubs are feeding, they injest the bacteria. The bacteria begins to multiply inside the gut of the grub killing it in about 14 days. Once the grubs begins to decompose, billions of new bacteria are released into the soil.
HOW FAST DOES THE SPORE WORK?
Spore begins working upon application wherever grubs are feeding. Warm climates can achieve complete control in 2-3 years. Colder climates may require 3-5 years.
HOW LONG DOES IT LAST?
Once established in your lawn Milky Spore can last 15 to 20 years.
WILL FERTILIZERS AFFECT THE SPORE? HOW ABOUT CHEMICAL PESTICIDES?
Fertilizers and herbicides will not affect the Spore. Chemical grub controls do not harm the bacteria, however, the use of chemical controls willl slow the rate of spread of the bacteria. The use of chemical grub controls along with Milky Spore can be effective, but only spot spray with chemical control.
CAN MILKY SPORE BE USED IN THE GARDEN?
Milky Spore is harmless to food crops.
HOW MUCH MILKY SPORE DO I NEED?
Spore is applied 10 pounds per acre. However, more can be applied for faster
HOW DO I APPLY MILKY SPORE?
Milky Spore is applied using a level teaspoon amount every three feet in rows three feet apart forming a grid-like pattern when. St. Gabriel Laboratories manufacturers a dispenser for easy application.
SHOULD CHILDREN AND PETS BE KEPT OFF THE TREATED LAWN?
Milky Spore is not a poison. It will not affect man, animals or contaminate well water.
CAN I CUT MY GRASS AFTER APPLICATION?
After application water the Milky Spore into the soil for about thirty minutes. After the spots have been watered in, the lawn may be mowed.
WILL FREEZING RUIN THE SPORE? WHAT ABOUT HEAVY RAIN?
No. Once applied, Milky Spore is not affected by environmental conditions.