Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Sevin Bait for grasshopper, slug, cutworm, and cricket control

Sevin insecticide bait for slugs, cutworms, grasshoppers and crickets

A commercially prepared dry 5% Sevin bait may be available at your local nursery or garden center.

For the best results the bait needs to be applied as follows:
• For slugs - apply in the evening
• For cutworms - apply in the evening
• For grasshoppers- apply in early morning
• For crickets - apply in the evening

If you are unable to locate this product or if you prefer to make your own, the following directions are provided.

Wet Bait – this should be prepared just prior to applying as it has a short shelf life.

     Wheat Bran (free of shorts) - 5 lbs.
     Sevin -
                 2 ½ fluid ounces of 27 % liquid or
                 12 oz of 50% wettable powder
     Water - 1 1/3 quarts
     Molasses - 6 oz
          Mix the insecticide and water together and apply over the bran; mix thoroughly.

  Dry Bait – Follow the above receipt substituting fuel oil or kerosene for water. This mix has a longer shelf   life than the wet formula. Do not store this where it may catch fire or self combust and burn down your house, garage or barn.

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