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Insecticide tables

Editor’s note
Due to the width of these tables, they may be easier to read in the publication PDF you can download from this page.

The following tables contain information describing active ingredients, products and target insects of insecticides currently labeled for turfgrass insect control. Insecticide labels are subject to change. These tables should be used only as a reference, with the current insecticide label serving as the authoritative guide for precautions and use requirements.

Reference to products in this publication is intended to convey objective, unbiased information and not an endorsement of the product over other similar products with similar results. Brand names are listed as a convenience for the reader, and their use does not imply endorsement by the University of Missouri or discrimination against similar products not mentioned. Other brand names may be labeled for use on turfgrasses. Individuals who use pesticides are responsible for ensuring the intended use complies with current regulations and conforms to the product label. Be sure to obtain current information about usage regulations and examine a product label before applying any chemical. For further assistance, contact your local extension specialist.

Table 1
Subsurface feeding insects: Labeled insecticides for use on turfgrasses.

InsecticidesAcephatexBifenthrinCarbarylyChlorpyrifosxChlorantraniliproleClothianidinClothianidin + bifenthrinCyantraniproleCyfluthrinDeltamethrinDinotefuranFipronilHalofenozideImidaclopridImidacloprid + bifenthrinIndoxacarbLambda-cyhalothrinPermethrinSpinosadThiamethoxamThiamethoxam + lambda-cyhalothrinTrichlorfon
Insecticide Resistance Action Committee codes1B31A1B284A3
4A
28334A2B18A4A3
4A
223354A3
4A
1B
Billbugs adult
control
only
larvae
control
only
adult
control
only
controlcontrolcontrolcontroladult
control
only
adult
control
only
adult
control
only
 controlcontrolcontrol adult
control
only
  controlcontrolcontrol
Black turfgrass ataeniuscontroladult
control
only
larvae
control
only
adult
control
only
controlcontrolcontrollarvae
control
only
adult
control
only
adult
control
only
control controlcontrolcontrol adult
control
only
 adult
control
only
controladult
control
only
control
Crane flies controlcontrollarvae
control
only
controlcontrolcontrolcontrol  control  controlcontrolcontrol   control  
Green June beetles  controlcontrolcontrolcontrolcontrolcontrol  control controlcontrolcontrol suppression  controlcontrolcontrol
Japanese beetles  controlcontrolcontrolcontrolcontrolcontrol adult
control
only
control controlcontrolcontrol suppression  controlcontrolcontrol
Masked chafers  larvae
control
only
controlcontrolcontrolcontrolcontrol  control controlcontrolcontrol suppression  controlcontrolcontrol
May/June beetles  controlcontrolcontrolcontrolcontrolcontrol  control controlcontrolcontrol suppression  controlcontrolcontrol
Mole cricketscontrolcontrol control suppressioncontrol controlcontrolcontrolcontrol controlcontroladult
control
only
controlcontrolcontrolsuppressioncontrolcontrol
x Not for use on residential lawns
y Only spot treatments allowed on residential turf.

Table 2
Surface feeding insects: Labeled insecticides for use on turfgrasses.

InsecticidesAcephatexBifenthrinCarbarylyChlorpyrifosxChlorantraniliproleClothianidinClothianidin + bifenthrinCyantraniproleCyfluthrinCypermethrinDeltamethrinDicofolxDinotefuranHalofenozideImidaclopridImidacloprid + bifenthrinIndoxacarbLambda-cyhalothrinPermethrinSpinosadThiamethoxamThiamethoxam + lambda-cyhalothrinTrichlorfon
Insecticide Resistance Action Committee codes1B31A1B284A3
4A
28333UC4A18A4A3
4A
223354A3
4A
1B
Armyworms (Fall)controlcontrolcontrolcontrolcontrolcontrolcontrolcontrolcontrol control controlcontrol controlcontrolcontrol control controlcontrol
Bermudagrass mites control control  control control suppressioncontrol   control control     
Chinch bugscontrolcontrolcontrolcontrolsuppressioncontrolcontrolsuppressioncontrol   1 suppressioncontrol  control suppressioncontrolcontrol
Cutwormscontrolcontrolcontrolcontrolcontrolcontrolcontrolcontrolcontrol control controlcontrolsuppressioncontrolcontrolcontrol control controlcontrol
Greenbug aphidscontrolcontrolcontrolcontrol controlcontrol controlcontrol    controlcontrol  control controlcontrol 
Mealybugscontrolcontrolcontrolcontrol controlcontrol control control control controlcontrol controlcontrol controlcontrol 
Sod webwormcontrolcontrolcontrolcontrolcontrolcontrolcontrolcontrolcontrolcontrolcontrol controlcontrol controlcontrolcontrolcontrolcontrolcontrolcontrolcontrol
x Not for use on residential lawns
y Only spot treatments allowed on residential turf.

Table 3
Nuisance/occasional insect pests: Labeled insecticides for use on turfgrasses.

InsecticidesAcephatexBifenthrinCarbarylyChlorpyrifosxClothianidinClothianidin + bifenthrinCyfluthrinCypermethrinDeltamethrinFipronilHydramethylnonImidacloprid + bifenthrinIndoxacarbLambda-cyhalothrinMetaflumizoneMethopreneMethoprene + hydramethylnonPermethrinPyriproxyfenSpinosadThiamethoxamThiamethoxam + lambda-cyhalothrin
Insecticide Resistance Action Committee codes1B31A1B4A3
4A
3332B203
4A
223227A20
7A
37C54A3
4A
Antscontrol acontrolcontrolcontrolcontrolcontrolcontrolcontrolcontrolcontrolcontrolcontrolcontrolcontrolcontrolcontrolcontrolcontrolcontrol controlcontrol
Centipedes controlcontrolcontrol  controlcontrolcontrol  control control   control    
Chiggers  controlcontrol control controlcontrolcontrol   control       control
Cricketscontrolcontrol control  controlcontrolcontrol controlcontrolcontrolcontrol   control   control
Earwigscontrol controlcontrol  controlcontrol  controlcontrolcontrolcontrol   control    
Fleascontrollarvae
control
only
controlcontrol  controlcontroladult
control
only
control control adult
control
only
   control controlcontrol 
Grasshopperscontrol controlcontrol controlcontrol control  controlcontrolcontrol       control
Leafhopperscontrolcontrolcontrolcontrol control  control  control        control 
Millipedes controlcontrolcontrol  controlcontrol   control control   control    
Pillbugscontrolcontrol control controlcontrolcontrolcontrol  control control   control    
Sowbugs controlcontrolcontrol controlcontrolcontrolcontrol  control control   control    
Spiders  control   controlcontrolcontrol        control    
Spittlebugscontrol control  control              control 
Ticks controlcontrolcontrol controlcontrolcontrolcontrolcontrol control control        
Yellowjacketscontrol     controlcontrol         control    
aLabeled only for fire ant control in residential and commercial lawns.
x Not for use on residential lawns.
y Only spot treatments allowed on residential turf.

Table 4
IRAC codes, chemical classes and modes of action for insecticides.

Insecticide Resistance Action Committee codeChemical classMode of action
1AcarbamatesAcetylcholinesterase inhibitors
1Borganophosphates
2BfipronilGABA-gated chloride channel antagonist
3pyrethroidsSodium channel modulators
4AneonicotinoidsNicotinic acetylcholine receptor antagonists
5spinosynsNicotinic acetylcholine allosteric activator
6avermectinsChloride channel activators
7Ajuvenile hormone analoguesJuvenile hormone mimics
7Bfenoxycarb
7Cpyriproxyfen
11B1Bacillus thuringensisMicrobial disruptors of insect mid-gut membranes
11B2
18AdiacylhydrazinesEcdysone agonist/molting disruptors
20hydramethylnonMitochondrial complex III electron transport inhibitor
22indoxacarb metaflumizoneVoltage-dependent sodium channel blockers
28diamidesRyanodine receptor modulator

Table 5
Common names and trade names of biological turfgrass insecticides.

Insecticide Resistance Action Committee codeCommon nameTrade name
11B1B.t. var. aizawaiXentari
11B2B.t. var. kurstakiBiobit, Crymax, Dipel, Juvelin, Lepinox
UnclassifiedBacillus popillaeMilky Spore
UnclassifiedNematodes: Steinernema spp. and Heterorhabditis spp.Millennium, BioVector, Nemashield

Table 6
Common names and trade names of turfgrass insecticides with IRAC code.

Insecticide Resistance Action Committee codeCommon nameTrade name
1AcarbarylSevin SL, Sevin 80WP, Sevin 10G
1BacephateOrthene T&O 75, Orthene T&O 97
1BchlorpyrifosDursban 50W, Dursban Pro
1BtrichlorfonDylox 6.2G, Dylox 420SL, Dylox 80 T&O
2BfipronilChipco Choice, Chipco Top Choice
3bifenthrinAllectusz G, Allectus GC Granular, Allectus GC SC, Allectus SC, Aloftz GC SC, Aloft GC G, Onyx, Onyx Pro, Talstar F, Talstar GC Flowable, Talstar GC Granular, Talstar One
3cyfluthrinTempo 20 WP, Tempo Ultra SC, Tempo Ultra GC
3cypermethrinDemon WP, Demon Max
3deltamethrinDeltaGard GC, DeltaGard T&O, DeltaGard G
3lambda-cyhalothrinLambda, Battle GC, Demand CS, Demand EZ, Demand G, Scimitar CS, Scimitar GC Tandemz
3permethrinAstro
4AclothianidinArena 0.25G, Arena 0.5G, Arena 50WDG,  Aloftz GC G, Aloft GC SC, Aloft LC G, Aloft LC SC
4AdinotefuranZylam 20SG
4AimidaclopridAllectusz G, Allectus GC Granular, Allectus GC SC, Allectus SC, Imidacloprid, Merit 0.5G, Merit 2F, Merit 75WP, Merit 75WSP, Mallet
4AthiamethoxamMeridian 0.33G, Merdian 25WG,  Tandemz
5spinosadConserve SC
7As-methopreneFirestrikez, Extinguish, Extinguish Plusz
7BfenoxycarbAward Fire Ant Bait
7CpyriproxyfenDistance Fire Ant Bait
18AhalofenozideMach 2 2SC, Mach 2 1.5G
20hydramethylnonFirestrikez, Extinguish Plus, SiegePro
22indoxacarbAdvion Ant Bait, Advion Fire Ant Bait, Advion Insect Bait,  Provaunt
28chlorantraniliproleAcelypryn, Acelypryn G
28cyantraniproleFerence
NonedicofolKelthane, Dicofol

z Allectus = imidacloprid + bifenthrin; Aloft = clothianidin + bifenthrin; Tandem = thiamethoxam + lambda-cyhalothrin;
Firestrike = s-methoprene + hydramethylnon; Extinguish Plus = s-methoprene + hydramethylnon.