Effective and easy to use.... sort of.
Black beetles surfaced within hours and met their maker. If I met Yates' maker I'd suggest making the bottle easier to pour from. The design causes spillage which was not ideal for such a potent liquid.
Paropsides Calypso on Lillypilly hedge
This product is Highly effective in eradicating Paropsides Calypso, both Adult and Larvae with virtually immediate results. Within 1 hour of spraying, clear evidence of the effectiveness of this product is undeniable.
30m of 2m hedge saved
Purchased in March 2019 at Bunnings .
Not effective on laen grubs
My lawn was invaded with lawn grubs. I followed instructions religously once with a sprayer and once with a can. 24 hours after last nights treatment I put some old carpet over the lawn, about one square metre. I looked under it an hour later and found 22 healthy grubs which I removed by hand. I have found it totally ineffective against lawn grubs.
Purchased in February 2019 for $20.00.
Great all rounder
Every spring and summer i use this product, and i love it. I have 3 acres of all types of trees and gardens and use it to rid of everything from sawflies to aphids and even keeps the spiders down, and pretty much spray it on everything except my fruit trees..
Thanks again yates. Love it
I agree with 'Shattered', - Baythroid is useless for getting rid of mole crickets.
I followed the instructions to the letter and overlapped the previously watered area with each pass of my watering can, which has fine holes.
Now in April, they are as bad as they are in summer but they shut down earlier.
A waste of $37.73.
So very disappointed.
Hinterland Gold Lillypillys Melbourne
Virtually every leaf of our Hinterland Gold Lillypilly hedge (approx 3.5M high) had been chewed and it was in a seriously sick state. We identified that some small light green beetles (Paropsides Calypso - I think) were the culprits. I sprayed with 2/3 the recommended dosage of Baythroid and it wiped them out almost overnight. Within 2 weeks new growth appeared with full recovery within 5 weeks. A few beetles have returned (12 months later) causing very minor damage and are just about to get another dose. It works!
Apparently useless against mole crickets
Due to a large infestation of mole crickets I purchased a 500mm can of Baythroid from Bunnings. After dutifully following the directions I actually tripled the recommended rate and applied two x 8Lt compressed spay applicator bottles to an area of 77 square meters. This was then washed in by bore water for a period of 20 minutes. During the evening I was very disappointed to hear the usual cacophony of noise coming from these creatures so took care to note which area they were located. The following afternoon I mixed the remaining 30mm in two batches in a watering can and applied to the areas I had noted the noise & washed in with the garden hose. Low and behold come 7.40 pm the noise was worse than ever & one location I had noted noise from one cricket & retreated now had five going off in less than one square meter. Does anyone have another solution? VERY disappointed.
Fast working and very efficient
Within an hour of spraying I was finding large numbers of dead grubs around the edge of the grassed area. As mentioned previously, it may be a little expensive but much cheaper than replacing the lawn. I’ve noticed huge variations in prices so spend some time looking around. I found the best way to apply was with a pressure sprayer as close as possible to the grass surface. I’m also going to do the re-application in a week and again in two weeks to ensure all I hatched eggs are also controlled. It’s not much point in only doing half the job. Thanks Yates for an excellent product.
One of the best non systemic insecticides still available
Like the other reviewer here, my only issue is the price. It's expensive but does go a long way. Fast acting and effectively non residual (withholding period is only a day for some crops). Broad spectrum of efficiency on most pests while still being safe for mammals.
Another idea would be to have an RTU container for those that dislike mixing it - the concentrate is very oily and rather malodorous. Still, by far it's my insecticide of choice for most arenas.
Excellent product works very well
I have used this product a couple of times to control Black Field Crickets. We had an invasion about 4 years ago, I sprayed this, and within a few hours, the noise was gone. In the past few days the crickets had returned and were unbearably noisy. I picked up a can of Baythroid from Bunnings, filled up my sprayer and within 10 minutes, I havd sprayed all my garden beds, and lawn. And the noise was gone.
Baythroid works on a huge range of insects, including lawn grubs, thrips and whatever else has been ruining my lawn. Ants and spiders, moths, catepillars you name it. Baythroid solves it. Whilst the crickets were the driver for buying, the bonus is that this stuff takes care of almost everything. Im sure that might upset some people, but I hate insects and its my house!
It would be great if it were cheaper, and that's the reason for only 4 stars. If you have an insect problem, check out Baythroid.
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