Orthene 97 Spray Insecticide is used for insect pests on trees, ornamentals and turf. Its powerful active ingredient, Acephate, works in two ways. First, Orthene 97 Spray kills insects on contact, then it penetrates plant tissue for local systemic control. No worries about rain or irrigation because plants will absorb this product within 24 hours. This product is safe to be applied without a mask due to low vapor pressure, low oral and dermal toxicity, and volatility. Orthene 97 Spray is for non crop area ant control, sod farms, outdoor and perimeter spray, trees and shrubs, greenhouse and outdoor floral crops, ground covers, and golf courses.
|Active Ingredient:||Acephate - 97.4%|
|Target pests:||Insects: Aphid, Grasshoppers, Mealybugs, Orangedogs, White flies, Ants (excluding carpenter, fire, harvester and pharaoh), Black Vine, Weevil, Strawberry Root Weevil, Bagworm, Lace Bug, Leafroller, Birch, Moth Larvae, Webworms, Scales, and many more. Refer to product label for more species.|
|For use in:||Turf- use limited to golf courses and sod farms except when applying to mound or spot treatment for fire ant and harvester ant control. |
Trees and shrubs, greenhouses ( commercial only- on ornamental, floral and foliage plants and tobacco by floatbed application) , ground covers, and golf courses
|Application:||To be mixed with water and applied with a sprayer |
0.5 - 1lb per acre
Refer to product label for specific amounts according to certain types of pests
|Pet safe:||Yes, when used according to product label|
|NOT FOR SALE TO:||NY|
|Manufactured By:||Amvac (Manufacturer Product Number: 12602)|
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NOT FOR RESIDENTIAL USE
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11 of 11 people found this review helpful:
Good general purpose insecticide
June 3, 2013
I have used this insecticide for many years. It is easy to mix. I recently learned that it can travel through both the phylum and xylum (sp) plant tissues. That means that it can go both up and down in a plant, giving much better protection against insects. It has an EPA code word of CAUTION, so it isn't as toxic as many other insecticides.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful:
June 17, 2013
Orthene 97 is a good chemical control for thrips on roses. I've been using an organic pest control spray but still having problems with thrips. (Thrips are tiny and love to attack the buds and blossoms on roses.) I've used Orthene before and found it effective. Works very well.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful:
June 17, 2013
getting past the smell was not difficult, the result, oh my, was great, I would recommend the product to anyone.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful:
Orthene 97 Spray
By John in Oak Park, Mi. on September 11, 2014
Would give this product a 5 star rating. Used it on my rhododendron black vine weevil problem. Results are better than expected.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful:
By Suzanne in Glendale on May 9, 2014
I use this product sparingly for control of thrips on roses. Also kills beneficials so make sure to have a good miticide on hand in case spider mites result.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful:
By John in Warner Robins, Ga. on September 10, 2014
This is a very good product. I have used it in the past and have found it to be effective against fire ants. It is less expensive and more potent than "fire ant" insecticide available in stores.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful:
Orthene 97 spray insecticide
By Barry in Danvers,Mass. 01923 on July 9, 2014
Took care of my plants in a heart beat.I have azale's that are big and it wiped out the disease in short order thanks to them.
1 of 6 people found this review helpful:
July 31, 2013
I purchased this product to try and control sugar ants. It was a total waste of money! I wish somebody could tell me how to win at least one battle with this buggers! I gave it one star, because the field makes you put something in, but that is not accurate.
0 of 3 people found this review helpful:
Orthene on young pine trees
By Christoph in Spring Green, Wi. on July 20, 2014
Have used the Orthene for a infestation of what I believe are European pine borer. It is too soon to know the results, but I am hopeful that this will take care of it.
Excellent as always
By Dr. in Dallas on March 6, 2015
A little Stinky. But the kill is Good. Thrips
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June 26, 2013
Mike from Phx, Az asked:
QHow do you use Orthene 97 as a soil drench for controlling root aphids?
What are the mixing requirements for this product when applying as a soil drench?
AThe product label for Orthene Spray 97 Insecticide does not give instructions for using as a soil drench for root aphids only as a foliar application.
August 26, 2014
Stephanie from Munford, Tn asked:
QDoes Orthene 97 work on wasps?
AYes, Orthene 97 is labeled for wasps. You will use 1.2 oz. per gallon of water. It is recommended that you treat as early or as late in the day as possible because wasps are less active during these times. You will apply as a spot treatment to the nest, nest entrance and surrounding areas where wasps alight. Please let us know if you have any additional questions.
July 24, 2013
Juan from Bayamon, Pr asked:
QI want to use Orthene 97 to control pests on bonsai, what would be the amount of orthene per gallon of water?
The instructions in the label specify an amount of Orthene 97 per acre of land.
AYou want to use .2 fluid ounces of Orthen 75 into one gallon of water.
March 18, 2014
Suzi from Hobbs Nm asked:
QCan safely be applied to pecan trees? If so what's the best method for application?
ANo, Orthene 97 Spray Insecticide is not safe to use on nut trees or any other edibles. However, we do have products that can be safely and effectively used on pecan trees such as Martin's Dominion Tree and Shrub. Martin's Dominion is a systemic similar to Orthene 97 and can also be used as a foliar spray. Be sure to read the product label before use and if you have further questions you can reach us at 866-581-7378.
June 26, 2015
Don from Abbeville, Al asked:
QCan Orthene 97 be used on zipper peas or other type peas?
Most gardners in our area use it, but I am unsure. Thanks.
A No, according to the product label Orthene 97 Spray Insecticide is not labeled to treat anything edible. We would be happy to make a product recommendation for treatment, please let us know what type of insect you are treating for.
May 16, 2015
A. from Broussard asked:
QCan Orthene be used on staghorn and footed ferns without causing damage?
I have fern scale on staghorns and footed ferns. Can Orthene 97 be used without causing damage to ferns? Also, how to mix? How much/gallon of water? Thank you.
October 6, 2014
Minerva from Miami, Fl 33175 asked:
QIs this product safe to use on orchids (vandas)?
when my vanda blooms the flower looks burned and it doesn't open. They told me that it must have some type of fungus so they recommended the orthene insecticide.
July 19, 2014
Dennis from Royal Palm Beach, Fl asked:
QHow do I convert Oz weight to percent dilution in water?
A Please refer to pages 5 - 17 on the prodcut label for dilution rates. The label tells the teaspoons per gallon of water, ounces and application instructions. At the top of page 5, there is a chart to help break down the lbs, to ounces to teaspoons for your application. You may also contact the manufacturer directly at 888-462-6822.
July 16, 2014
James from Watertown Tn. asked:
QHow many gallons can a can of Orthene 97 Spray Insecticide make?
I have bag worms.
A Orthene Spray 97 Insecticide is not for residential use. The amount of product that the can will make will depend on the application. We cannot find any systemic insecticides that are labeled for bagworm control. Acephate 75 was labeled for bagworm control but due to new EPA regulations they were forced to change the label and exclude using the product as a systemic. You should also note that systemic products are not the best choice if you already have damaging pests present because the products can take weeks or even months to translocate through large trees from soil applications. The best treatment for bagworms is a direct foliar spray with Talstar. Talstar P is the #1 recommended product for bagworm control. TalstarP is known to have a very low toxicity for mammals making it safe to use around people and pets. Please visit the Talstar P product page where you can review the product label as well as the MSDS. Talstar P applications should start in April and continue monthly through June for bagworm control. Be sure foliage is sprayed thorughly to the point of runoff to achieve adequate coverage.
July 5, 2014
Traci from Newton Al asked:
QHow long do you wait to pick peas and butter beans after spraying Orthene 97 Spray Insecticide?
A Orthene 97 Spray Insecticide is not labeled to be sprayed on any type of edibles. What exactly are you treating for so that we can make a better recommendation?
June 23, 2014
Alika from Austin, Tx asked:
QDoes Orthene 97 work on Leaf Cutter ants if so whats the ratio for 1 gal of water?
A Orthene 97 is not labeled for the eradication of leaf cutter ants. Leaf cutter ants can be a difficult pest to get rid of. The colonies are large and the ants make their own food so poison baits only have limited effects on this species of ants. According to several university websites, Maxforce Complete Bait Granules containing hydramethylnon are some what effective, though they will usually eliminate only about 30% of a large colony in one treatment and will need to be reapplied several times. Deltagard granules is one of the only products actually labeled for leaf cutter ants. The product label recommends treating the mound directly and lightly watering the granules in. Again it may take several treatments to get the desired results. We also recommend contacting your local cooperative extension office to see if they have any recommendations for products that have worked for other people in your region.
April 15, 2014
Abraham from Corsicana,tx asked:
QCan I spray Orthene 97 on termites?
I found some termites on my bathroom walls and I am Taking the walls down this coming Friday 4/18/14 can I spray Orthene 97?
September 2, 2013
Jared from Newnan, Georgia asked:
QMy outdoor lantanas have mealybug. If Orthene 97 is in pellets, how do I make it into spray, by what ratios?
I'm completely confused to how to determine how many pellets to use to get a good mix for 1 gallon of ready to use spray? My lantanas and Orchids are outside, btw. Also, aphids are destroying my Crepe Myrtles. Black soot everywhere.
A Orthene 97 is not a pellet formulation. This formulation is more like a powder. Orthene 97 is not labeled for congtrollign mealybugs on ornamental plants. If you would liek to use a product that works systemically you may want to consider using Dominion 2L which is labeled for mealybugs as well as aphids.
July 29, 2013
Edward from Los Angeles, Ca asked:
QWhat would be the correct ratio of Orthene 97 to water for a handheld sprayer to control Thrips?
Wanting to apply on the top leaves of Ornamental Ficus Nitida?
A The Orthene 97 Spray Insecticide is not labeled for thrips on ornamentals so we are unable to provide mixing instructions. We do carry a product called Adonis 2F which is labeled for use on ornamentals for thrips as a foliar spray or soil drench.