bugs - Knowledgebase Question

New Richmond, Oh
Question by doritiller
June 17, 2009
What is the best non-toxic way to get rid of box elder nymphs and bugs on my low shrubs?

Answer from NGA
June 17, 2009


Hand picking or squishing is the least toxic. Permethrin is the oldest, and most common, of the pyrethroid insecticides. It is widely available and is sold under a large number of different brand names. Permethrin is effective against many beetle, bug, and caterpillar pests. Because it controls so many different insect pests and is labeled for use on most plants, this is probably one of the most useful insecticides for home gardeners to keep on hand. Good luck with your garden!

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