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Great for Lilly Pilly Calypso Beetles!!!
Tried Neem Oil spray and soaks.........didnt work!! Used one application of Baythroid Advanced Insect Killer for Gardens on my hedge which was completely chewed to pieces by these beetles and instant success. Hedge is recovering well with new growth and nothing eating it!!! Highly recommend this product.
Purchased in March 2021 at Bunnings Warehouse.
Best product ever to kill green beetles.(although is not specify on the packet). this bugs were eating my lilly pillies
Although the package don’t says anything about green beetles and every post I read says there is not a pesticide for them. There is an it’s this one. I read a post here . Follow the instructions and they are all death. I put 20ml of yatesbahthroid advance into 9l of water spray the lilly pillies and the floor(for the eggs) and I woke up in the morning and they were all death on the floor as you can see in the picture
Purchased at Bunnings Warehouse for $19.00.
Best product for managing damaged Lilly Pilly from Calypso beetle
My lilly pilly trees appeared to be eaten over night and were decimated. I sprayed the trees and earth with baythroid over 2 nights and had instant overnight success. I gave them a feed of Seasol 2 days after spraying and saw new growth in 2 weeks. This product is fabulous!
Purchased in September 2020.
Kills lilly pilly calypso beetles
My lilly pilly hedge was looking worse for wear after months of attack by an army of lilly pilly calypso beetles. I tried a number of other products that didn't work well enough to contain the beetles.
After just one spray of Baythroid two weeks ago and several dead beetles on the ground the next morning, I'm now seeing new growth all over the place and no new chewed leaves! It's been a lifesaver for this hedge.
One evening I sprayed Baythroid on the leaves and also on the ground around the bushes as I understand these beetles spend the day ...in the ground. (I have no drainage nearby so I figured it was worth a shot, but I don't think it's meant to be a good idea if you spray near drains). The first three photos below show some of the dead beetles the morning after I sprayed, and the last two photos show the new growth from this week (along with the old chewed leaves...).
Purchased in September 2020.
Followup review of Baythroid and Calypso Beetles
It’s one month since I used Baythroid on my Lilly Pillies and I’m delighted to report that new growth is appearing after a long period where these plants appeared to be dormant with no new growth at all.
Purchased in July 2020.
Baythroid worked well on Calypso Beetles
My Lilly Pillies have been decimated by calypso beetles. After reading the reviews about using Baythroid I decided to give it a go. I’m very impressed with the numbers of dead beetles I have found. I had a good look at the trees and found just one grub so I think I may need to do another application in a few weeks time.
Purchased in July 2020.
Black beetles GONE!!!
I sprayed my entire 350sqm lawn following the instructions using the Yates Baythroid Advance formula now available and wow.. the next morning since coming out, the lawn has Hundreds Of dead African black beetles all over it. Couldn’t be happier!! From my research I will apply another coat over the lawn in the next 2 weeks to ensue all larvae is dead. Amazing product highly recommended!!
Purchased in May 2020 at Bunnings Warehouse for $28.00.
Not effective for Mole Crickets
If you got this product to kill Mole Cricket's. Good luck. Like others on here, I used half a large can After three nights of trying to rid my 80m2 of infestation and felt bad knowing how toxic this product is to the environment and water systems. And it did not work. I corresponded with Yates help and they just questioned by ability to follow instructions. I did have success finding their burrows and making a strong mix and flushing it. They would come to surface and die. Although I found one got a second life and ran away? So it can’t be that effective on them? I hope this toxic product is just as effective on my mealy big than it is with mole crickets
Purchased in April 2019.
Great for lilly pilly bettles
Lilly pilly trees eaten by green beetles (parapsides calypso) at a fast rate.. bunnings and yates dont register this product for them, pretty much told me to remove them by hand..
Tried yates baythroid after reading positive reviews.. sprayed them just before dark (could see many beetles over 13 trees).. literally next morning, i saw them all dead in the soil, and have not seen one since.. incredible.. good idea to spray them once a year maybe.. yates should register this for lilly pilly beetles.. i used a weed sprayer, very effcient, sprayed trees all over casually..
Purchased at Bunnings.
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.
Purchased in April 2019 at Bunnings Warehouse for $37.50.
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 b...atches 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, moth...s, 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.
Questions & Answers
I have the Elephant Weevil on my Roses and quite possibly larvae within the root system. Can this product help with that?
Can birds eat the worms after spraying the lawn with Yates Baythroid Advanced Insect Killer for Lawns
Hi I bought baythroid advanced concentrate to get rid of rose aphids but even after extensive spraying I don’t see any change in aphids infestation after 24 hours.
I’m not sure about the use of this product on roses. Try a specific aphids spray. My experience was on Lilly Pilly
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