Acephate 97UP Insecticide

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Acephate 97UP Insecticide

Acephate 97UP is a cost efficient alternative to Orthene that is made from high quality ingredients. This formulation is low odor and controls over 125 different insects listed on the label in certain crops, greenhouses, turf, nurseries, and ornamentals. Acephate 97UP is great for Fire Ants, too!

Same active ingredient as Orthene.

Acephate 97UP is water soluble and provides systemic control of insects through root uptake. Insects eat the foliage of the plants and die. Acephate 97UP also acts on contact, but is more effective when insects ingest the insecticide.

ACEPHATE 97UP is an insecticide for control of pests on selected agricultural crops and in certain non-crop areas. The active ingredient in ACEPHATE 97UP is acephate, a water-soluble insecticide readily absorbed by plant roots and foliage to give systemic control of feeding insects. Insect pests are generally controlled more effectively by ACEPHATE 97UP through ingestion than by contact. To maintain control repeat application of ACEPHATE 97UP as directed.

Ground Application:

Apply in 20 to 100 gallons of water per acre by conventional ground equipment to ensure thorough coverage of the target crop.

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    5 of 5 stars  Great for fire ants
    By Bw in Fayetteville, NC on 05/21/2013

    I mix 9 tablespoons with 4 lbs of white corn meal, 3 cups of sugar and 1 large package of a red jellow mix. stir and stir. let is sit for at least 24 yrs. keep it in a SEALED container. You only need about 1/2 tablespoon on a hill of fire ants. Don't wet it, don't disturb them. They next day the mixure will appear pink and the ants are history. If it is a HUGE mound put a little more and you might need to wait about 3 days to get them all. It works !!

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  • 4 of 8 people found this review helpful:

    2 of 5 stars  Acephate 97UP Insecticide
    By Nat in hOUSTON, TX on 09/18/2012

    a decrease of the seen roaches, but definily it has not solved the problem. In the past i have used other products that were more effective but that was years ago. I could not in good faith recommend this product. when its all used up i will continue my search to find a better solution to my roach problem.

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  • 4 of 4 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  Efficient and on time
    By in Houston, Texas on 08/17/2013

    Very good service - quick shipping. Excellent. This is how all other retailers should work!!!

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    3 of 5 stars  Kills grasshoppers
    By Dick in Camp Verde, AZ on 10/09/2014
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    The product did a great job of killing the grasshoppers in my yard and on shrubs. It did not seam to harm my dog, but it did make her sneeze and wheeze for about three days. I would have liked to spray it again, but I am afraid of killing the birds that have come to eat the from my juniper tree. Next year I will spry sooner, if the product keeps that long.

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  Acephate 97UP Insecticide
    By Leo in Oviedo Fl on 11/27/2015

    Worked very well

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  • 3 of 5 stars  A Question about black spot
    By Garry in Winston on 05/14/2017

    I have used this on my roses to control aphids etc. Works GREAT! Will it help with "Black Spot" on Roses?

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  • 5 of 5 stars  Postponed use.
    By William in Granville, OH on 06/11/2017

    Arrived in a timely manner, for use on sawfly larvae on a blue spruce. Then I learned there are three active bird nests in the spruce, so I can't use it yet. No birds were eating the sawfly caterpillars because one of the nesting birds was chasing would-be predator birds away. Application must wait. The tree is badly damaged.

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06/01/2015 Jim from Libertyville, Il

QCan you tell me what two grams of Acephate 97 equals in teaspoons?
for thrips control on orchids. Thanks!

AAcephate 97UP Insecticide 2 grams equals 1/2 teaspoon.

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08/11/2013 Erhard from Burlington, Ontario, Canada

QWhat are the mixing instructions for Acephate 97UP in a greenhouse?
I have a greenhouse full of orchids

AYou did not mention what type of insect you are trying to treat but per page 22 of product label you would use between 4 - 8 oz in 100 gallons of water.  Please refer to the label for complete instructions on the particular pest you are treating for.

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06/02/2015 Kyle from Hobgood Nc

QHow log can Acephate 97UP be applied before a heavy rain and still be effective?

AAs long as Acephate 97UP Insecticide has had time to dry, which can take 2 hours or more, rain will not wash it away. 

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06/16/2014 James from Georgia

QWill Acephate kill horn worms on tomatoes
I need this answered immediately please....

AAcephate 97UP Insecticide is not labeled for Tomato plants. We recommend using Sevin Dust for hornworms on Tomato plants.

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03/20/2016 Robert from Augusta, Ga

QHow much Acephate 97UP insecticide do I mix per gallon of water?
Spraying outside perimeter of home and along baseboards for pest control and the directions have been misplaced. I need to know what ratio I should use...please advise


For outdoor and perimeter spray excluding residental turf with†Acephate 97UP Insecticide the rate is 1.2 oz per gallon of water.†It does only list wasps, ants, crickets, earwigs, and pillbugs†on the product label for this application, so it would not be the best product for general pest control and cannot be used inside for any reason.†For general pest control we would recommend something like Talstar P which is labeled for over 75 pests and can be used by inside and outside.

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07/18/2016 West from Dunn, North Carolina

QIs Accephate 97UP OK to spray on vegetables such as peas and beans, and if so, what is the rate per gallon of water?


Acephate 97UP†is labeled for application on beans and certain other vegetables, but the application rates will vary depending on what type of vegetation you are applying to and what pest you need to treat for.† Please consult the product label to see the recommended rates for your specific needs.†

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07/17/2016 Ben from Fallston. Md

QHow many ozs. of Acephate 97UP is needed in 1 gallon of water to treat beetles?


When using Acephate 97UP Insecticide, you would want to use .27 oz per 1000 sq ft in at least†2 gallons of water to treat for beetles.

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04/25/2016 Efrem from Hope Mills

QWhat is the Acephate 97UP Insecticide mixing ratio for use on centipede grass, and around green giant arbor vitae trees?
Treating fire ant mounds


Per the Acephate 97UP Insecticideproduct label you would use 0.75 oz per†5 gallons of water.† Apply 1 gallon of mix to each mound area by sprinkling the mound until it is wet and treat a four foot diameter circle around the mound.

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03/17/2016 Mb from Tallahassee, Fl

QCan Acephate 97UP Insecticide be diluted/poured at trunk of large trees for tent caterpillars and fall webworms?
Large birch trees (N Florida) have been getting worse each of last 2 years with tent caterpillars & webworms - horrible defoliage, etc. Treated w/Bayer Tree Insecticide at base of trees last year - did nothing. Too large to spray. What would be the dilution rate?


No, Acephate 97UP Insecticide is only labeled for soil drench treatments when treating for fire or harvester ants. The products that are generally recommended for tent caterpillars and webworms are only foliar treatments, such as Conserve SC.

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02/11/2016 Mark from Rio Rancho, Nm

QIs Acephate 97UP effective for controlling pine tip moths?
How much of this product (per gallon of water) should I use in my 2-gallon sprayer to control pine tip moths on my Pinon pines and Austrian pines? And if I apply it as a soil drench rather than direct spray to treat those same pine tip moths, what should that concentration be (amount per gallon of water, or per inch of trunk diameter, etc.)? Thank you for your help.


Acephate 75UP Insecticide can be used on ornamental trees and shrubs to control Nantucket Pine Tip Moth Larvae. Per page 19 of the product label, apply .75 lb (12 oz.) per 100 gallons of water as a full coverage spray at 14 day intervals as necessary to maintain control. Do not apply more often than 3 times in a growing season to trees and shrubs. This rate would be roughly 0.27 oz. per 1,000 square feet in at least 2 gallons of water.

Acephate 75UP does not have labeling for soil drench for pine tip moth larvae, however we do sell other products that are. Adonis 2F would be a great choice for soil drench for this pest in Spring. You will use Adonis 2F at a rate of 0.1 - 0.2 oz. per inch of trunk diameter at breast height for soil drench. You should use no less than 10 gallons of water per 1,000 square feet when drenching, apply directly to the root area, and remove plastic or any other barrier that would stop the solution from reaching the root zone.

For either application, it is recommend to speak to your local County Cooperative Extension office for recommendations on the best timing to treat for this pest in your area.

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06/03/2015 Jed from Kansas City, Mo

QIs Acephate 97UP Insecticide effective for a wooly aphid infestation on apple trees?
A couple other related questions: - Is this applied by spraying the tree, or by drenching the roots? - I have a vegetable garden right by the apple trees. Could this harm pollinators? Thanks for any help.

A Acephate 97UP Insecticide cannot treat wooly Adelgid. Bayer Advance Natria will treat Wooly Adelgid in apple trees.

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05/28/2015 Ed from Gahanna, Ohio

QHow much should I use?
I have Leaf miner on my boxwood shrubs which are about 20 in Diameter. how much and how often should I treat the shrubs. Thanks

AAcephate 97UP Insecticide should be used when the leafminers appear. You will repeat every 14 days as needed. The label also states that the product should not be sprayed 3 times in a tree or shrubs growing season. You will use 0.25 lbs per 100 gallons of water.

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04/05/2015 Iris from Hayes, Va

QAre pecans safe to eat when acephate has been used?
My tree has tent catapillars

AThe Acephate is not specifically labeled as safe to use on Pecans for tent caterpillars, however other nut trees are on the label and it states you cannot harvest any of it for a year after Acephate 97 has been applied. You could use something like Fertilome Triple Action to spray your tree with for tent caterpillars and it can be used right up to day of harvest. 

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09/03/2014 Dennis from Dillon, Co

QI have white pine weevils in 20-6' Colorado blue spruce trees. Will this product control them?
The trees are at 9200' in Colorado. How much Acephate should I buy to apply next spring? How is it applied?

AAcephate 97UP is not labeled to control white pine weevils.  The standard approach to manage white pine weevil is to spray insecticides in spring. This treatment is directed at the overwintered adults to kill them before they lay eggs. Current insecticides useful for this treatment would include products that contain bifenthrin (Talstar), cyfluthrin (Tempo) or permethrin (Tengard). Rates of use should be to the high-end of what is labeled, such as for bark beetles or borers. Timing is very important but difficult to determine. Sprays should be applied shortly before adults begin to feed on the terminal and lay eggs. You can contact your local cooperative extension office and speak to the master gardener on staff who can help you determine the correct timing. Treatment of the top of the tree during midsummer, after adults have emerged from the wilted terminals, can kill weevils as they feed in this site, reducing overall numbers that may cause problems in the subsequent year. Also, as many weevils crawl to the trees in spring, treatment of the lower trunk at the same time spring terminal applications are made may also help kill some of the migrating overwintered insects.

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04/30/2014 Janet from Port Townsend, Wa

QHow much Acephate 97UP in a two gallon sprayer for rhody weevils?
Suburban garden usage

AYou did not state specifically what plant you are trying to eliminate the weevils from, however in all areas of the Acephate 97UP Product Label, it states to use a rate of 12oz per acre for weevil eliminateion. This will come down to roughly 0.27 oz per 1000 sq/ft in no less than 2 gallons of water.

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