SOW BUGS: Controls

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by Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler)

Originally published in The Orchid Doctor in 1980 and 1988

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Also called pill bugs; use Diazinon as a drench at 1 ttpg. ; or Sevin at 1.25 ttpg. A86-251

Use slug bait containing Mesurol; they do eat Phalaenopsis leaves, leaving only the fibers. OIE86Jan-10

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SOW BUGS: Control Drench with 1 ttpg. Diazinon WP. A77-995Drench with 1 ttpg. of Diazinon 50%WP. A78-112; or, 1 lb. of Diazinon per 100 gals, water. A80-4In cymbidium pots, spray with Zectran, emulsified concentrate at 1 ttpg. heavily. A73-991 0
SOW BUGS: In Fir Bark Control by dusting the surface of the pot mix with Sevin dust 5%. A82-1061 0
SOW BUGS: In Plants Under Lights Insects that feed on decaying organic matter do not damage roots, so leave them alone if the roots are all right ; if not, than use a Malathion drench, preferably outside because of the smell. A84-1061 0
SOW BUGS: On Mounts It is claimed that they wreak havoc by eating the fresh root-tips (California); control by spraying with Diazinon or Sevin. A83-614; could be bush snails? RMH 0
SOW BUGS: Or Woodlice Control: they are difficult to eradicate because their coat protects them from contact poisons; they feed on delicate new shoots and seedling growth; use a carbaryl insecticide such as a Sevin dust; trap them in inverted pots filled with hay or straw, or in half potatoes scooped out and laid flat side down on benches; Paris green (handle with caution) and bran at four oz. to one lb. bran spread under the pots. OR77-263 0

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