Leatherjacket Infestation

Asked June 18, 2020, 7:32 PM EDT

Think I’ve got a significant leatherjacket infestation. They’ve all but destroyed several patches in my back yard. Will a product like BioAdvance Complete Insect Killer work on them? Any tips on dealing with them at this time of the year?

Oakland County Michigan

1 Response

Hello,

Here is a reference on leather jackets that lists which grub controls to apply and when in Michigan. There are a couple that you can use right now—

https://www.canr.msu.edu/news/look_out_for_european_crane_flies_and_turf_damage_in_october_around_grand_r

Here is a reference that explains the life cycle of these crane fly larvae- https://ecommons.cornell.edu/bitstream/handle/1813/42421/european-crane-fly-FS-NYSIPM.pdf?sequence=1...