Same as Merit 75 but for much less!
Criterion 75 WSP contains 75% Imidacloprid -- a systemic insecticide for controlling insect pests on sod, lawns, landscape areas and ornamental trees and shrubs. In addition to protecting the health of turf and landscape ornamentals from within the plant, Criterion 75 WSP provides fast knock-down, broad-spectrum control, and long lasting grub and insect control with preventative and curative properties. Criterion 75 contains imidacloprid for consistent performance and flexible application timing.
|Active Ingredient:||Imidacloprid 75%|
|Target pests:||Ground and ornamental pests including Aphids, grubs and Chinch Bugs on lawns, trees and shrubs. See label for complete list.|
|For use in:||foliar and systemic insect control in turfgrass, landscape and ornamental trees and shrubs|
|Yield:||There are 4 x 1.6oz water soluble packets in each envelope.|
|NOT FOR SALE TO:||NY, CA, WA, DE|
Criterion 75 water soluble packet (WSP) is a liquid insecticide concentrate which can be used at very low rates and applied as a foliar spray, soil broadcast spray, soil injection or soil drench to control grubs, weevils, and other soil and turf inhabiting pests. Soil applications are taken up by plant, ornamental, and tree roots into twigs, stems, and foliage. Criterion 75 WSP includes detailed instructions for application to turfgrass, ornamentals, trees, shrubs, flowers, groundcovers, and in and around commercial or residential buildings. Most applications of Criterion 75 Systemic Insecticide require the use of a one or two gallon pressurized sprayer. There are 4 x 1.6 oz water soluable packets in each envelope.
The coverage area of 1 envelope of Criterion 75 WSP will depend entirely on the type of pest you are treating and the area that is being treated. Here are some general guidelines:
There are 4 x 1.6 oz water soluble packets in each envelope.
For Turf grass-: 1.6 oz (1 packet) per 8,250 sq ft to 11,000 sq ft.
For Foliar applications of trees, shrubs: 1.6 oz (1 packet) per 300 gal water
For Systemic applications of trees: 1.6 (1 packet) per 24-48 cumulative inches trunk diameter
For Systemic applications of shrubs: 1.6 (1 packet) per 24-48 cumulative feet shrub height
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10 of 10 people found this review helpful:
Great Alternative to higher priced Merit 75 WSP
By Sheryl on November 4, 2010
Product worked in EXACTLY the same manner as the higher priced Merit 75 WSP. Took care of my ficus shrubs, that were infested with white fly. Two weeks after application, I'm already seeing new growth. Will continue to treat every six-months as recommended.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful:
Treatment for Emerald Ash Borer
By Judy on May 17, 2011
The price is good for the product and it is very easy to use. It's effectiveness is too early to know. The active ingredient is the same as the more expensive products for the treatment.
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By Vince on July 22, 2011
this is the best product on he market for soft body pest control at the root zone
1 of 1 people found this review helpful:
Used on my hemlock trees
By Janis on March 22, 2012
So far I am happy all the little white eggs or that what I think they are seem to be falling of the tree. It to soon to tell if the adlige (spelling) will be gone. I also sprayed all my evergreen. So I hope it works.
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By John on July 14, 2012
I found this same product useing the generic name for$40. On different site. I would think to try to carry is product at the lesser price. Thank you
good product, good price, good service
By Mary on May 7, 2013
I get what I need at about 1/2 the retail cost, it comes quickly and it works.
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June 26, 2011Clark asked:
QCan Criterion 75 WSP be used to control hemlock woolly adelgid?
If so, how much of the product would I need to treat an 18" hemlock?
AYes, you can use Criterion to treat a hemlock for the woolly adelgid. You should follow the soil drench instructions on the product label. You should apply 1 pouch or 1.6 oz of criterion for every 24 to 48 inches of trunk diameter. You should apply the pouch in at least 10 gallons of water to apply the drench. It really does not matter how much water you use, it just matters how much product you are applying over the area. The more water you apply it with the deeper the ground will soak it up. Slightly less than 1 pouch should be used for an 18" wide hemlock.
May 17, 2011Simka asked:
QCan 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!
AMallet 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.
July 11, 2011Russ asked:
QWhat product and when should I apply it to curtail emerald ash borer?
I am trying to keep the green ash borer from destroying a couple of my trees, one is already a goner, the two others look ok right now, should I wait till next spring or give them a dose of something now? My ash trees are roughly 12' in diameter. Any advice is welcomed.
ACriterion WSP is the most popular choice for emerald ash borers. You need 1.4 level teaspoons of Merit per inch of diameter. This is the highest rate and should be used for all boring insects. The amount of water that is used will vary depending on soil conditions and volumes that are easy for applicators to use. The minimum amount of water that should be used is 1 pint per inch of tree diameter but you may use 1 quart -1 gallon of water per inch as well. Denser soils such as clay do not accept water as readily, so the lower volume of water is suggested. Since sandy soils can accept more water, using the higher volume of water is preferred. Treatments should begin in May or June and should be done every year to protect trees from the EAB.
September 30, 2010Luke asked:
QIs Criterion 75 WSp the same as Crosscheck insecticide?
ANo. Criterion 75 WSP has imidacloprid as the active ingredient and works as a systemic insecticide. Crosscheck contains bifenthrin as the active ingredient and contains a fertilizer.
August 26, 2011Price from Eagle Point, Or asked:
Will this product help control tent caterpillars in my large American Elm trees?
ACriterion 75 WSP is great for preventing tent caterpillars in the spring when they are not as active. You should use Criterion as a soil drench around the root system of the tree. For issues you have right now, you should use Talstar from a powered sprayer directed at the tree limbs and the webbing from the tent caterpillars.
August 25, 2011Marc from Boca Raton, Fl asked:
QWhat is the mix rate of Criterion for Ficus?
I have a very full 6 foot ficus shrub comprised of about 30 plants. How would I apply the product to treat a thrip infestation. Specifically, how much product in how much water to drench the roots?
AFor systemic root drench applications of shrubs: 1.6 (1 packet) per 24-48 cumulative feet shrub height. The minimum amount of water that should be used is 1 pint per foot of shrub height but you may use 1 quart -1 gallon of water per foot of height as well. Denser soils such as clay do not accept water as readily, so the lower volume of water is suggested. Since sandy soils can accept more water, using the higher volume of water is preferred.