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    have had problems in the past in summer with birds digging for leatherjackets (daddy long legs larva)
    but we have same problem this early. possibly wet weather has led to a glut of worms.
    has anyone else got this problem or a suggested solution?
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    Massive problem for everyone - golf clubs too. I'd never suggest this - there are some stocks of illegal chemicals (that weren't illegal that long ago) that are still out there, if you happened upon the right people then you might have a solution - not that you could ever doing anything with it, as it would be illegal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rover View Post
    have had problems in the past in summer with birds digging for leatherjackets (daddy long legs larva)
    but we have same problem this early. possibly wet weather has led to a glut of worms.
    has anyone else got this problem or a suggested solution?
    Could they be digging for chafers, the pesticide which used to be available is banned now, nemotodes may work
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    Sounds like a Harry Potter plot, "don't mention the nameless one"

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    Could somebody pm the name of the banned pesticide...also..has anyone exoerience of the product detailed in the attached picture....

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    Quote Originally Posted by saspinall View Post
    Could somebody pm the name of the banned pesticide...also..has anyone exoerience of the product detailed in the attached picture....

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    Not completely sure but i think the commercial product was called Merit Turf.The chemical name is Imidacloprid,
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    My understanding is that Acelepryn was only approved for use on certain sports surfaces and unfortunately bowls was not on the approved list so it would be illegal to apply. Any reputable supplier would not sell it if it was known to be for bowls green use.

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