Wednesday, June 25, 2014 1:00 AM
Mole crickets can do a tremendous amount of damage to lawns and golf courses in Neshoba County. These destructive insects hatch around the third week of June, so be prepared. One or two applications of Orthene, Dursban or Oftanol should control the crickets.
Chiggers, also known as red bugs, can be a problem in lawns. These insects usually attach themselves to humans in areas where clothing fits snugly, such as waist bands. Intense scratching results from chigger bites.
Check with a local pharmacist about soothing ointments for chigger bites. Mowing lawns and turn infested with chiggers will reduce their numbers. Sevin, Malathion and Pyrethrin applications offer good control.
Heavy rain has brought out millipedes and centipedes around houses and lawns. An application of Sevin in a band within 12 inches of house and patio walls will control these pests. Several applications at seven-day intervals may be necessary.