Beet, table-Wireworm

Ctenicera spp. and Limonius spp.

Pest description, crop damage, biology and life history


Management-biological, cultural, tactical


Management-chemical control: HOME USE

  • azadirachtin (as a mix with pyrethrins)-Some formulations are OMRI-listed for organic use.
  • bifenthrin (as a mix with zeta-cypermethrin)
  • cyfluthrin
  • zeta-cypermethrin

Management-chemical control: COMMERCIAL USE

  • chloropicrin (Telone)-Apply preplant only.
  • diazinon (Diazinon AG500) at 3 to 4 lb ai/A preplant broadcast and incorporate. REI 3 days. See label for chemigation instructions. Toxic to birds, fish and other wildlife.