Pumpkin and squash-Wireworm

Limonius spp.

Pest description, crop damage and life history


Management-biological, cultural, tactical


Management-chemical control: HOME USE

  • bifenthrin (often as a mix with zeta-cypermethrin)
  • cyfluthrin
  • zeta-cypermethrin

Management-chemical control: COMMERCIAL USE

  • bifenthrin (Brigade WSB) at 0.05 to 0.1 lb ai/a in furrow with seed or transplant. Refer to label. REI 12 hr.
  • bifenthrin/IBA (Empower 2) at 0.04 to 0.1 lb ai/a. PHI 3 days. REI 7 days. Do not exceed 0.3 lb ai/a per season. Retreatment interval 7 days.
  • bifenthrin/avermectin (Athena) at 0.06 to 0.12 lb ai/a at plant. REI 12 hr. Do not exceed 0.056 lb ai/a avermectin or 0.3 lb ai/a bifenthrin per season.
  • Chenopodium ambrosioides extract (Requiem 25EC) at 4 to 6 pints formulated product per acre, soil application. REI 4 hr. OMRI-listed for organic use.
  • chloropicrin (Telone)-Preplant.
  • chlorpyrifos (Lorsban 50W) at 1 oz ai/cwt seed. Pumpkin only. RESTRICTED USE IN OREGON.