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.
NOT FOR INDOOR RESIDENTIAL USE
|Active Ingredient:||Acephate - 97.4%|
|Target pests:||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 others
* See label for complete list
|For use in:||Turf-grass: Golf Courses, Sod Farms (except when applying to mounds or spot treatment for fire ant and harvester ant control)
Trees & Shrubs: Greenhouses (Commercial Only - Ornamental, Floral & Foliage plants, and Tobacco by Float-bed Application), Ground Covers and Golf Courses
* See label for complete list
|Application:||0.5 - 1 lb. per acre
* See label for complete application instructions
|Pet safe:||Yes, if used as directed on label|
|NOT FOR SALE TO:||NY|
|Manufactured By:||Amvac (Manufacturer Product Number: 12602)|
GENERAL USE RESTRICTIONS
For use on turf, use limited to sod farms and golf courses, except when applying to mound or spot treatment for fire ant and harvester ant control.
Do not apply with low pressure handwand except for control of fire ants as a mound treatment and when used on ornamental trees, shrubs and floral plants grown for non-agricultural or non-commercial use.
Not for indoor residential use. For greenhouse use, use is limited to commercial greenhouses for use on ornamental, floral and foliage plants and tobacco (floatbed application).
This product and its degradate are highly toxic to bees exposed to direct treatment on blooming crops or weeds. Do not apply this product or allow it to drift to blooming crops or weeds while bees are actively visiting the treatment area.
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16 of 16 people found this review helpful:
Good general purpose insecticide
By in Windham, NH on 06/03/2013
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.
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By in macon, ga on 06/17/2013
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.
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By in Barry, TX on 06/17/2013
getting past the smell was not difficult, the result, oh my, was great, I would recommend the product to anyone.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful:
Orthene 97 Spray
By John in Oak Park, Mi. on 09/11/2014
Would give this product a 5 star rating. Used it on my rhododendron black vine weevil problem. Results are better than expected.
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By in Dothan, Al on 07/31/2013
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.
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By Suzanne in Glendale on 05/09/2014
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.
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By John in Warner Robins, Ga. on 09/10/2014
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.
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By William in 16924 hwy 385 Burlington Colo. on 08/22/2015
I received my 2 pounds of 97 and have already used some for grasshopper control,very good THANKS
1 of 1 people found this review helpful:
Orthene 97 spray insecticide
By Barry in Danvers,Mass. 01923 on 07/09/2014
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.
By Venita in Newton, Kansas on 08/09/2015
We used it to spray to kill bag worms in our evergreen trees and it did the job and we only had to spray once to do the job.
Excellent as always
By Dr. in Dallas on 03/06/2015
A little Stinky. But the kill is Good. Thrips
0 of 4 people found this review helpful:
Orthene on young pine trees
By Christoph in Spring Green, Wi. on 07/20/2014
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.
By Faye in Monroe, NC on 09/11/2015
We have used Orthene for years. It is good for all species of pests. Could not find it at our farm stores so I was pleased to be able to order it online.
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08/26/2014 Stephanie from Munford, Tn
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.
06/26/2013 Mike from Phx, Az
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.
07/16/2014 James from Watertown Tn.
QHow many gallons can a can of Orthene 97 Spray Insecticide make?
I have bag worms.
AOrthene 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.
07/24/2013 Juan from Bayamon, Pr
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.
06/23/2014 Alika from Austin, Tx
QDoes Orthene 97 work on Leaf Cutter ants if so whats the ratio for 1 gal of water?
AOrthene 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.
08/16/2015 Cathy from Corpus Christi, Tx
QCan Orthene 97 be washed out of soil in a pot or ground?
My neighbor sprayed my soil by my vegetable pots with Orthene while I was out of town. Now I am worried about eating my vegetables.
A We would not recommend consuming any edible plants that have been sprayed with Orthene 97 Spray Insecticide, except for those listed on the product label and at the indicated Pre-Harvest Interval. You may use a product such as D-Tox Flowable Charcoal to absorb some of the pesticide in other areas where it may have been applied.
We would not recommend consuming any edible plants that have been sprayed with Orthene 97 Spray Insecticide, except for those listed on the product label and at the indicated Pre-Harvest Interval. You may use a product such as D-Tox Flowable Charcoal to absorb some of the pesticide in other areas where it may have been applied.
08/13/2015 Joe from Lexington, Sc
QWould Orthene 97 Spray Insecticide work on a White Oak tree?
I will be spraying the area where we have removed dead bark because of slime flux. If so, how much do I use per gallon of water?
A Orthene 97 Spray Insecticide can be applied to White Oak. You would dilute 1 teaspoon per gallon of water.
Orthene 97 Spray Insecticide can be applied to White Oak. You would dilute 1 teaspoon per gallon of water.
06/26/2015 Don from Abbeville, Al
QCan Orthene 97 be used on zipper peas or other type peas?
Most gardners in our area use it, but I am unsure. Thanks.
ANo, 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.
05/16/2015 A. from Broussard
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.
10/06/2014 Minerva from Miami, Fl 33175
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.
07/19/2014 Dennis from Royal Palm Beach, Fl
QHow do I convert Oz weight to percent dilution in water?
APlease 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.
07/05/2014 Traci from Newton Al
QHow long do you wait to pick peas and butter beans after spraying Orthene 97 Spray Insecticide?
AOrthene 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?
04/15/2014 Abraham from Corsicana,tx
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?
03/18/2014 Suzi from Hobbs Nm
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.
09/02/2013 Jared from Newnan, Georgia
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.