Lawn Insects – Soap Flush

Lawn insects can be hard to find, especially when young.

One way to detect them is to use a soap flush.

Mix 4 tablespoons of dish detergent in a 2 gallon bucket. Pour the mixture over a six square foot area.

Caterpillars in hiding will quickly wiggle to the surface. If more than five are found in the water, it’s time to treat with a lawn insecticide.

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