Lawn Damage-Important Information!
May 2018 – Paul Tomlinson, our Plant Health Specialist
Due to the explosion in numbers of European Chafer there is severe damage being done to lawn areas. The Department of Environment has made a temporary change in policy regarding the treatment of this pest.
We offer a proactive treatment known as Insect Prevention- Acelepryn. The treatment can help prevent the growth of European Chafer in the future.
The stipulations for this temporary change in policy are:
If you have chafer damage, we can treat 100% of your lawn with Acelepryn only. We have been using this product for several years with great success. We are required to submit a photo of the damage and request a onetime permit to treat your property.
If there is no visible damage to your lawn but a property within a 250 meters radius has chafer damage, we can do a preventative treatment on 100% of your lawn. We are still required to obtain a onetime permit and photo of damage on neighbouring property.
This is a huge change in policy as it allows us to be proactive in trying to prevent an infestation from happening. As I mentioned, this is a temporary change and Environment will monitor the treatments and review the results.
This treatment is most effective when applied between early May and mid-June. It will not control the chafer that is there now, nothing will. It will help control the next generation which appears in late July/ early August. This will break the cycle. If you think chafer is present or close by, please call to arrange a Preventative Insect Treatment.
Learn more about the European chafer beetle species
Paul Tomlinson – I.P.M. Accredited