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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6 of 6 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.
4 of 4 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:
By Suzanne 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 3 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.
Orthene 97 spray insecticide
By Barry 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.
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June 26, 2013Mike 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.
July 24, 2013Juan 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, 2014Suzi 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.
September 2, 2013Jared 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.
AOrthene 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.
April 15, 2014Abraham 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?
July 29, 2013Edward 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?
AThe 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.
June 22, 2013Kevin from Bernie, Missouri asked:
QTreating different types of beetles at my storage business.
Will this kill them in the ground, so they don't make it into the buildings? I can't change all the lights to the orangish, yellow lights, costs to much. I have another location , half mile away that there not a problem. I've killed them before ,they just die in buildings, defeats the purpose, then they come back, also more and more stink bugs. What can I do , customers don't like to see bugs?
AOrthene 97 Spray Insecticide is labeled to be sprayed on turf, trees, and ornamentals. We recommend using a residual product like Demand CS to control beetles. It is safe to use indoors and out. Demand uses micro-encapsulated technology which means that when you apply it, it leaves thousands of micro particles that bind to the surface offering long-term protection and fast insect knock-down. In fact, Demand CS is up to 200 times more active on flies, mosquitoes, and other insects than other insecticides.