Yes this will work. I would not think you need to reapply it unless
it rains. I hand remove the beetles using a wide mouth jar and 1/2"
of warm soapy water. When disturbed most beetles drop straight into
the jar and quickly drown. Seven may kill beneficial insects such as
ladybugs and spiders so use sparingly. Our J.beetle infestation lasts
about 2 weeks, then subsides. What others say, the milky spore
application did absolutely nothing, making it a waste of time and
money for my gardens.
When I was in the spraying game we considered using Sevin to protect
Monterey pines from borer beetles after pruning, however state
regulations required(among other things) that we notify all beekeepers
within a five mile radius. We found some other solution
If you do decide to use Sevin read, understand and follow the label.
You really should consult a licensed pest control advisor and hire a
Then if something goes wrong you won't be alone in court.
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