How to Manage Pests
Active ingredient: Imidacloprid
Pesticide type: insecticide (neonicotinoid)
See example products below.
Drenching soil beneath infested plants is probably the best method when treating hedges, shrubs, or clumped groups of plants. Foliar application is not recommended because of negative impacts on natural enemies and bees. Soil injection is a good option for commercial applicators. Trunk injections can injure trees. The home-use product is measured into a bucket, diluted with water, and poured onto soil near trunks, as directed on the label. The amount of pesticide to use according to certain labels is calculated based on the cumulative feet of plant height. Cumulative feet is the sum of the heights of all plants to be treated. Be aware that imidacloprid applications have sometimes contributed to outbreaks of spider mites and certain other pests. Do not apply imidacloprid to plants with cottony cushion scale because the insecticide is highly toxic to beneficial predatory vedalia lady beetles and its use can cause dramatic increases in cottony cushion scale populations. Imidacloprid applied as a soil treatment can move up into flowers to injure or kill bees, other pollinators and beneficial insects. Avoid application to flowering plants that are visited by these beneficials. If used, don't apply until after bloom has been completed.
Precautions and Safety Equipment
Minimize your exposure to pesticides. Avoid contact with eyes. Wear eye protection, long pants, a long-sleeved shirt, and a hat that can be washed after each use. Always read label of individual product for additional directions.
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