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Simka writes,
05/17/2011:

Can I use Mallet 75 WSP for aphid control on trees near the street?

Can this product be used to make soil injections of the systemic insecticide to control tree aphids that secrete the sticky honey-dew substance? If so how do we apply to the tree? Is it safe for pets or kids roaming near a street tree? Do you recommend any alternative products? Thanks!

Answer:

Mallet 75 WSP is no longer available as it has been discontinued by the manufacturer. We recommend Criterion 75 WSP which has the same active ingredient at the same concentration and pretty much the same label.   You can apply Criterion as a soil drench to control aphids but it will take time to see the results as the tree has to trans-locate the product throughout the foliage which can take some time. Immediately before or just after the soil drench you can simply use a strong stream of water from a garden hose to dislodge the aphids from the tree. Using Criterion on this tree will be safe for the children and pets as long as they are out of the area while the soil drench is being applied.

Answer last updated on: 05/17/2011

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