What is the plan for the areas designated as needing treatment?
In mid-to-late May all grass or turf-containing areas on residential/business properties in each treatment zone (see maps for the Warm Springs and West State Street zones) will be treated by ISDA with a granular formulation of Acelepryn to prepare the grass to kill grubs as soon as they begin feeding. In mid-July the same areas will be treated with a granular formulation of Merit (Imidacloprid) to kill feeding grubs that escape the initial treatment or later-hatching grubs. Gardens and any areas not containing grass will not receive these treatments. This will be the bulk of treatment needed. If, during inspections, adult beetles feeding on foliage or clear signs of adult beetle feeding are observed those properties will receive a foliar spray of Tempo (beta-cyfluthrin) (if only ornamental or shade plants are present) or Carbaryl (if edible plants are on the property).