Fertilome Tree and Shrub Systemic Insect Drench

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Fertilome Tree and Shrub Systemic Insect Drench

Once Fertilome Tree & Shrub Insect Drench is applied it moves down through the soil, where it is absorbed by the roots of the plant or tree. Once absorbed, it moves up through the tree or shrub providing year-long insect protection. Fertilome Tree & Shrub Insect Drench even moves into new growth after application, thus protecting it, too. Use Fertilome Tree & Shrub Insect Drench as part of an overall tree and shrub health care program before problems start.




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  • 16 of 18 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  Fertilome Systemic Drench
    By Leslie in Shreveport, LA on 06/23/2011
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    This is the best product available!! I have tried most of the others and the only thing that worked was this because it is absorbed into the root system. No messy sprays, only once a year application and my crepe myrtles look AMAZING. No more aphids, mildew or yellow dying leaves. Thank you!  I will definitely buy a case next year and EVERY year after!!

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  • 14 of 15 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  Worked great!
    By Jco in Indiana on 10/17/2011

    I had arborvitae and Norway spruces dying from spider mites. I originally paid a nursery $165 to have them sprayed. They perked up but after a few months I noticed the needles graying and browning again. A friend told me about this and I now wish I had discovered this product first. I put some around my neighbor's white pine that had browning needles and a month later, this perked up remarkably. I am now using it on all my evergreens.

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  • 11 of 11 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  White fly on palm trees
    By Paul in South Florida on 08/19/2012

    This product is great for the death of the white fly on my palm trees

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  • 10 of 11 people found this review helpful:

    4 of 5 stars  Green trees!
    By Diane in Freeport, IL on 04/19/2011

    We have used this product for 3 yrs now and have found that the very destructive Japanese Beetles are less likely to eat the leaves of the trees treated with this product in early spring. We have a number of flowering trees and willow varieties that were ravaged one year so we asked our garden center if there was a way to keep the beetles off the trees. This product was recommended. It works to our satisfaction. As our trees get bigger, it takes a little more product to do the job, but it was well worth the result. Green trees! With no leaf damage!

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  • 7 of 7 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  This Product Works!
    By Melvin in Indianapolis, IN on 06/28/2014

    I ordered two cases of this product in the gallon size for use in controlling the emerald ash borer and applied it in late Winter/early Spring. Currently, the affected trees are showing healthy new growth and the adults were driven from the trees and expiring all round the property as the product traveled up the trees. The directions for use are spot on, though I modified the application a bit by using a gallon more water to insure that the product penetrated the soil quickly since the ground was still quite cold and Spring rains still lay ahead. This strategy was rewarded. If you need an excellent product for the EMB, this is one and I found it is also the most economical. In today's business climate, I can only hope that the manufacturer maintains the quality of their product. They have a winner!

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  • 6 of 7 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  Fertilome tree systemic
    By Bobby in surprise az on 04/06/2015

    i like the product but your prices are getting to high so i will buy some where else.

    Expert Response   Expert response:
    We hope that you are aware that we do have an Internet Low Price Guarantee, so that if you do ever find a product for a lower price (including any shipping/handling costs), then we are happy to match or beat the price. The prices on our site always include Free Shipping in the lower 48 States. We do also sell a variety of other products with the same active ingredient, imidacloprid, which may be appropriate for your applications. If you are just treating ornamental plants, then you can use Adonis 2F, which is very economical because of the lower use rates: http://www.domyownpestcontrol.com/adonis-2f-insecticidetermiticide-p-1758.html. Feel free to reply to this email or call us at 866-581-7378 M-F 9a-5p EST with any questions regarding your treatment or other product options.

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful:

    4 of 5 stars  Price conscious
    By Bob in Shillington, pa on 04/24/2014

    It's much less expensive than the Bayer product. I treat over 30 trees on my property each year. Last year was the first I used this instead of bayer. I did lose a white pine over this past winter, so I'll be keeping an eye on how it works this year. Other than the pine my ash, beech, birch, walnut, apple, cherry and maple all did fine

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  • 4 of 4 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  Great Product
    By Houston in Kansas City on 04/15/2014

    Have been using this or another name of same product for years now. We treat about 70 trees now and ever since we started our trees have been beautiful and healthy. NO BUGS! The thing I have noticed most is the gain in the girth of our trees. Great Stuff!

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  • 4 of 4 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  Fertilome Tree and Shrub Systemic Insect Drench - Gallon
    By in St Pete Beach, Fl on 06/13/2013

    The product was delivered on time and at the best price I could find anywhere. We are using this product to get rid of a white fly infestation on palm trees in Florida. So far, it has worked perfectly.

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  • 5 of 5 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  Great product
    By Happy! in Houston, TX on 04/17/2013

    Crepe Myrtles were covered in black junk and it was also all over the ground plants, mulch, rocks, chairs and fence. Applied this product and it certainly took care of it! yay! I am applying it in the spring this year as prevention.

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  • 4 of 4 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  Solution to scale on japanese blueberry trees
    By Sean in houston, TX on 11/07/2012

    Scale had just about taken over my japanese blueberry trees and I was spraying them with neem oil and other insectcides with not much luck; within 3 days of using fertilome insect drench everything changed and I believe my trees are going to make it. I plan to use this product in the future every spring and fall to make sure the scale doesn't endanger my trees again

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  • 5 of 5 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  fertilome tree and shrub insect drench-one gallon
    By Fred in plainfield, illinois on 05/14/2012

    The product was easy to open and reseal, and the price was one half the price of similar product in the stores! It's easy to do yourself and You can save a lot of money compared to hiring it done! Just be careful not to get the chemical on your person and apply when there is no rain forcast for 3 or 4 days! I have been protecting my ash trees for 3 years with this chemical to save them from the emerald ash tree borer bugs!

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  • 4 of 5 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  System Instect Drench--Great price/quick delivery
    By Paul in albuquerque, NM on 05/05/2012

    I've been using the Fertilome Tree and Shrub Systemic Insect Drench for leaf tip moths for several years. It works great on my 25 ponderosa pines. I ordered a case of this which arrived quickly (not sure exactly, but in about 1 week). Previously I purchased this product locally...I saved over $7 per bottle thru this site. Another benefit to this product is...no spraying which has the downside of killing both beneficial insects and you as it's breathed in! Just pour the product mixed with water around the base of the tree. Recommended!

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  Excellent Product, excellent company
    By Diane in Prescott, AZ on 03/09/2012

    I've used this product before, but wanted a bigger size at a reasonable price. DoMyOwnPestControl fit the bill perfectly. The item arrived right on schedule and was packed in a manner that made sure nothing could spill or leak. I was very impressed with the packing. I would definitely use DoMyOwnPestControl for this and other products espeically since the shipping is free and fast!

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  Works on queen palm scale
    By Vince in Central Florida on 12/10/2011

    This is the only product I have found to control scale on queen palms. This site sells the product for a great price that no local store can match and shipping was fast. Great experience!

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07/19/2011 A.

QWhat is the dilution rate of Fertilome Tree and Shrub Systemic Insect Drench to water?
Lost my instructions. Two weeks ago planted a small white cherry tree want to protect tree from insect attack

AYou didn't specify the exact product you were referring to but we believe you mean the Fertilome Tree & Shrub Insect Drench . You will use 1 oz of product per inch of distance around trunk diluted in one gallon of water. You can see the Fertilome Tree & Shrub Insect Drench product label on our website or by clicking on this link : Fertilome Tree & Shrub Insect Drench Product Label.

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02/07/2011 Milo

QDo you have a systemic insecticide that can be used on Pecan trees for boring beetles?
Boring beetles are infesting pecan and other trees in the Southeast. I would like to find a poison to inject into the ground around the tree drip line, so the roots would absorb it and take it up through the limb cambian layer and kill the borer larva. I believe the Imidacloprid will do the job. Websites in Texas advertise a service to do this, but they are secretive about the product. I do have an applicator's permit.

AWe believe the product you are looking for is the Fertilome Tree and Shrub Systemic. This product contains Imidacloprid and is labeled for boring beetles on pecan trees.

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08/06/2011 Karen from Jackson Tn

QWhat is the shelf life of Fertilome Tree and Shrub Systemic Insect Drench?

AYou can expect properly stored bottles of the Fertilome Tree and Shrub Systemic Insect Drench to last for at least 3 years on the shelf. Proper storage includes keeping the product out of direct sunlight and out of extreme temperatures where over heating or freezing could occur.

18 of 19 people found this answer helpful.
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08/01/2012 Jim from United States

QIt's first of August. Ok to treat for Emerald ash borer now?
I have your fertilome tree and shrub drench which I plan on using for my green ash trees to prevent emerald ash borer problems. 1) It is the 1st of August and we are in a drought. Is now a good time to apply? If not when should I apply? 2) I noticed that you no longer recommend Fertilome drench for emerald ash borer. Is that correct?

AWhen using Fertilome Tree and Shrub you should treat mid-fall and again in the spring with a a soil drench. You may need to moisten the ground prior to the treatment, use the higher volume of water as recommended on the label and keep the soil moist for the following 14 days after the treatment to encourage the tree to trans-locate the product. We are not sure where you saw that we do not recommend Fertilome drench for EAB but we think it is a fine product for this pest.

7 of 8 people found this answer helpful.
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04/07/2013 Nicki from Odessa Tx

QI have very large fruitless mulberry tress with bores. Do I pour this at the base of the trees or the spread of the trees?

AAccording to the Fertilome Tree and Shrub Systemic Insect Drench product label you should  pour the solution as close to the trunk of the tree possible

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Most Recent Customer Questions

07/13/2015 Bill from Bakersfield, Ca

QHow much water is to be mixed with one ounce of Fertilome Tree and Shrub Systemic Insect Drench?

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Fertilome Tree and Shrub Systemic Insect Drench does not have a set mixture rate per gallon water. Water is just the carrier. We recommend to take a 5 gallon bucket with 4 gallons of water and however much product is needed, then pour this solution around the base of the tree or shrub. Per the product label, you should use 1 oz. of concentrate per inch of distance around the trunk for trees, and use 3 oz. of concentrate per foot of height for shrubs. Consult the product label for complete application instructions.

3 of 4 people found this answer helpful.
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04/19/2015 Isabella from Tampa Fl

QHow often can apply the spray to my tree

AFertilome Tree & Shrub Insect Drench is applied as a soil drench so that it moves down through the soil, where it is absorbed by the roots of the plant or tree, not as a foliar spray. When using Fertilome Tree and Shrub you should treat mid-fall and again in the spring with a a soil drench. You may need to moisten the ground prior to the treatment, use the higher volume of water as recommended on the label and keep the soil moist for the following 14 days after the treatment to encourage the tree to trans-locate the product.

4 of 5 people found this answer helpful.
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04/18/2015 Ken

QIs the measurement of the tree trunk at soil level or at breast height?
The application rate depends on distance around tree trunk.

AYou would measure the trunk at chest height.

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01/11/2014 Catherine from Shreveport, La

QIs this appropriate to treat the new crape myrtle scale/pest?
There is a fairly new pest that is attacking and killing crape myrtles, eriococcus scale. Will this product protect my crape myrtles?

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Fertilome Tree & Shrub Insect Drench would be a good choice for scale protection.  Before applying drenches, it is important to remove or pull back any mulch or dead leaves so the insecticide solution is poured directly on the mineral soil. It is also important to keep the soil around the tree or shrub moist for the next 7-10 days after applications to encourage uptake.

3 of 4 people found this answer helpful.
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12/08/2013 Don from San Tan Valley, Az

QCan Fertilome Tree and Shrub Systemic Insect Drench be used on citrus, orange and lime trees?

AFertilome Tree and Shrub Systemic Insect Drench is not labeled for treating citrus trees. We do carry Fruit Tree and Vegetable Systemic Soil Drench. Please refer to the product label for more information on treating with the prodcut.

1 of 2 people found this answer helpful.
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11/11/2013 Heagle

QIs Fertilome Tree and Shrub Systemic Insect Drench harmful to kids playing outside?

AFertilome Tree and Shrub Systemic Insect Drench is not harmful to kids playing outdoors. You want to keep children and pets out of the treated area until the area has dried.

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09/28/2013 Betty from Gruver, Tx

QMy tree is 60" around, how much Fertilome Tree and Shrub Systemic Insect Drench do I need to use?

AYou will need to use 60 fl oz of the Fertilome Tree and Shrub Systemic Insect Drench in at least 2 gallons of water to treat a tree that is 60 inches around the trunk.

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06/11/2013 Tom from Narragansett Ri

QI have a hackberry tree which has been infested with NippleGall Psylids each year for several years.
The infestation causes premature leaf drop through most of the summer months. Since the tree is rather large I would assume that a systemic insecticide is the best approach. Do you believe that the Systemic Insect Drench would help to resolve the problem. I am afraid it might be too late to save the foiliage this year since the galls are already begining to appear on some of the leaves. Any assistace you can provide would be appreciated. Thanks

AA systemic is definitely what you would need as foliar sprays only help when they are in certain stages on the hackberry tree. The sytemic product would normally take a couple of weeks to translocate all the way through the tree so a foliar spray may help in the mean time until the product works its way through the center. The Fertilome Systemic Drench would be a great option and will typically last for a full year in the tree. We highly suggest using it again before symptoms start to appear to prevent your trees damage the next year.

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04/26/2013 Mary from Cedar Hills, Utah

QCan I use Fertilome Tree and Shrub Systemic Insect Drench on my peach and cherry trees?
If so, what are the application instructions for these fruit trees? And, if not, why is this product not for use on peach and cherry trees? And what similar product can be used?

AFertilome Tree and Shrub Drench is not specifically labeled for cherry and peach trees. However, we recommend contacting the manufacturer VPG 888-583-5296 to verify if you can use these products on those specific trees.

4 of 6 people found this answer helpful.
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04/23/2013 Larry from Osceola, Indiana

QCan I use Fertilome Tree once each year(usually in Spring) on my Eastern White pines to treat for pine borers?
For some reason, I thought I could only use it every other year. If necessary should or can it be used more than once per year?

AFertilome Tree and Shrub Systemic Insect Drench can be applied once per year. We recommend contacting the manufacture VPG at 888-583-5296 to find what time of year is best in your area.

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