Orthene 97 Spray Insecticide

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Orthene 97 Spray Insecticide

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
Manufactured By: Amvac (Manufacturer Product Number: 12602)

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  • 10 of 10 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 Stars  Good general purpose insecticide
    June 3, 2013
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    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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  • 5 of 5 people found this review helpful:

    4 of 5 Stars  Orthene 97
    June 17, 2013
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    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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  • 4 of 4 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 Stars  Wow
    June 17, 2013

    getting past the smell was not difficult, the result, oh my, was great, I would recommend the product to anyone.

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 Stars  Orthene 97 Spray
    By John in Oak Park, Mi. on September 11, 2014
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    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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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 Stars  Excellent insecticide
    By Suzanne in Glendale on May 9, 2014
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    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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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 Stars  Orthene 97
    By John in Warner Robins, Ga. on September 10, 2014
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    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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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 Stars  Orthene 97 spray insecticide
    By Barry in Danvers,Mass. 01923 on July 9, 2014
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    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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  • 1 of 6 people found this review helpful:

    1 of 5 Stars  ANTS
    July 31, 2013
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    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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  • 0 of 3 people found this review helpful:

    3 of 5 Stars  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.

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  • 4 of 5 Stars  Excellent as always
    By Dr. in Dallas on March 6, 2015
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    A little Stinky. But the kill is Good. Thrips

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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.

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August 26, 2014Stephanie 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.

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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.

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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.

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May 16, 2015A. 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.


Orthene 97 Spray Insecticide is NOT specifically labeled for scale on staghorn ferns. We recommend that you contact your local cooperative extension office for a recommendation. They can determine if the fern has scale or fungus. Excessive moisture and poor air circulation could also play a part in the planted areas and they will determine if this is also a factor. Most scale treatments for staghorn fern applications will be the use of horticultural oils and/or insecticidal soaps.

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October 6, 2014Minerva 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.


Orthene 97 Spray Insecticide is used for insect pests on trees, ornamentals and turf not labeled for fungus diseases. Please look at our Fungicide Page for a list of fungus products. You will also want to know the type of fungus you are treating for. We recommend contacting your Master Gardner for assistance in identifying the type of fungus you are treating for. After identifying the disease, we will be more able to help you choose the right product.

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July 16, 2014James from Watertown Tn. asked:

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.

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July 19, 2014Dennis from Royal Palm Beach, Fl asked:

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.

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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.

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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?


Orthene 97 Spray Insecticide is used for insect pests on trees, ornamentals and turf and is not labeled for residential use or for termites. 
You will need to determine what kind of termite you have for us to direct you on the best treatment method. If you have drywood termites, you could drill holes into the galleries and inject a product like Termidor Foam to expand and eliminate the colony. You will only be injecting the foam into the studs and around where the activity is, not filling the entire wall void. It would be hard to determine exactly how many cans you would need withouth knowing where you are primarily seeing activity. If you have subterranean termites, you will need to do a trench treatment around the home to eliminate the colony in the ground with a product like Termidor SC. Termidor SC will last in the soil for at least 10 years to both eliminate your current termites and prevent any new ones from entering the home. The Termidor SC trench treatment would kill the existing termites in the wall of your home as well, but you could always do a spot treatment with the Termidor Foam to help speed up the process along with the trench treament. You can see how a homeowner can treat there home for subterranean termites in our article "How To Do A Termite Treatment"

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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.

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June 23, 2014Alika from Austin, Tx asked:

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.

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July 5, 2014Traci from Newton Al asked:

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?

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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.

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