LEATHERJACKET CONTROL

LEATHERJACKETS

leatherjacket control
What are leatherjackets?

Leatherjackets are the larval stage of the crane fly or daddy-long-legs, they are about 2.5cm (1" long), greyish black in colour, legless and with no distinct head.
When can we treat for Leatherjackets? 
  • Autumn application - Late August through to the end of October
When you start to see daddy-longlegs in your garden which is normally towards the end of August you will know that in a few days they will be laying eggs in your lawn. 
This is when the young leatherjackets are active in the soil and is when they are most susceptible to the Treatment we provide.

  • Spring application - Early April to the end of May
If you have seen Leatherjackets on your lawn at any other time of year i.e. in the spring/summer then we will need to treat twice.

We recommend two treatments per year for LeatherJacket infestations, spring and autumn as this will give you maximum protection.


Non-chemical control

We use a 100% biological control for controlling leatherjackets in lawns. This is watered into the turf or soil. The treatment enters the bodies of leatherjackets and infects them with a bacterial disease. To be effective, the soil needs to be well drained but moist.

Make sure the lawn does not dry out after we apply the treatment and keep it well watered for at least two weeks. THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT!


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