Safari 20SG Systemic Insecticide with Dinotefuran

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Safari 20SG Systemic Insecticide with Dinotefuran

Safari Insecticide, a super-systemic insecticide with quick uptake and knockdown, controls a broad spectrum of ferocious and invasive pests, including Q- and B-biotype whitefly, hemlock woolly adelgid, emerald ash borer, mealybug, leafminer, fungus gnat, black vine weevil, glassy-winged sharpshooter, armored and soft scale and lacebugs some of the most costly pests that affect high value greenhouse and nursery crops such as poinsettia and hibiscus, as well as trees, shrubs and herbaceous ornamentals in the lawn and landscape market.




Safari Insecticide, a super-systemic insecticide with quick uptake and knockdown, controls a broad spectrum of ferocious and invasive pests, including Q- and B-biotype whitefly, hemlock woolly adelgid, emerald ash borer, mealybug, leafminer, fungus gnat, black vine weevil, glassy-winged sharpshooter, armored and soft scale and lacebug—some of the most costly pests that affect high value greenhouse and nursery crops such as poinsettia and hibiscus, as well as trees, shrubs and herbaceous ornamentals in the lawn and landscape market.

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  • 13 of 16 people found this review helpful:

    1 of 5 stars  White flies on coconut trees
    By Doug in Matlacha, FL on 04/27/2013
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    I followed directions and applied four times over a three week period. It didn't have any effect on white flies on coconut trees in SW Florida. I used Dominion 2L and it worked with one treatment in three weeks. Only cost $75 for three bottles to do 20 trees. Spent over $500 on Safari. Very disapointed. DMOPC was excellent to deal with on both products.

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  • 12 of 12 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  Safari
    By in Naples, FL on 07/30/2013

    Worked great on my Sago Palm Scale and the scale on my crotons.

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  • 6 of 6 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  Safari keeps the scale off of our Sago Palm
    By David in Sun City Center, FL on 06/04/2014
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    We noticed that our Sago Palm had terrible problems with scale last year. I read that the University of Florida recommended Safari to rid Sago palm's of scale. I apply it to the soil around our palm in May and September. It has worked well and our palm tree is again looking good. The price found here was the best that I could find and their delivery is quite prompt.

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  • 3 of 4 people found this review helpful:

    4 of 5 stars  Safari 20SG
    By Jeff in Blue Ridge, GA on 05/28/2014

    I bought two 3 pound bottles to tree my hemlock trees in Fannin County, GA. I recommend that you find a clean container to hold your water and this chemical. Mix thoroughly in it first and then transfer to your sprayer.

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful:

    4 of 5 stars  Saving Coconut Palms
    By William in Punta Gorda, FL on 05/19/2014
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    Injected Dinotefuran into the coconut palms via a 1/4" hole, 2" deep. (The trees are 9" diameter.) One hole per tree. With a syringe, I filled the hole(s) twice a day for two weeks. The trees sucked up the "medicine". After two weeks, the fronds had stopped dropping. It works !

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  Very Happy with Safari 20SG
    By Michael in Miami, FL on 04/22/2015
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    After using a Merit (Imidacloprid) soil drench for fig whitefly, I read about basal trunk applications of Safari for that pest and decided to give it a try. My Ficus has multiple trunks that together are about 6 feet in diameter and I was never clear how much Merit to use, nor was I confident that the roots, many of which are under a road, was really taking up the Imidacloprid. I knew that any not taken up by the roots could be leaching into our ground water, and that caused me great concern. Safari, while twice as expensive as Merit for the quantity I needed, is applied as a basal trunk spray, so almost all of the solution is absorbed by the trunk rather than soaking into the ground. The label -- which actually addresses multiple trunked trees like my Ficus -- said it would take 1-3 weeks for the chemical to be translocated throughout the tree but I began seeing a reduction in leaf drop (a symptom of fig whitefly infestation) within a few days. It has only been 1 1/2 weeks since the initial application but so far I am very pleased. With Merit, it would take weeks to see any reduction in leaf drop, if I saw any at all. With a tree as large as mine, a 12 oz container of Safari will only treat one time at a cost of around $120, but so far I believe the cost is worth it given that the application is supposed to be good for a year.

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  eradicating myaporum thrips in California with Safari
    By Richard in Pacific Grove, Ca on 03/04/2015
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    Too soon to tell if the basal trunk application will be successful but that's what local pest control companies would have done for SUBTANTIALLY more cost than buying the Safari from DoMyOwn PestControl. This company is easy to work with with outstanding customer service. I highly recommend them and doing your own pest control is not all that difficult and the cost savings is outrageous.

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  Great product! Directions for use on palms would be helpful
    By Cheryl in Spring Hill, FL on 09/05/2016

    We just got around to using this product a few weeks ago. We used it to treat our sago palms for Cycad Aulacaspis scale. This product was what our County Extension recommended. There were no specific directions for what amount to use for sago palms, so we guessed at what strength to try. We used one teaspoon per gallon of water and used a hand pump sprayer to apply it. Within just a few days we noticed a big improvement in our palms. The scale became powdery and fell off when brushed, so we used a garden hose on high pressure to blast a lot of it off. We followed up the initial treatment with Safari a couple of weeks later, and the scale is nearly all gone from the palms now. We will treat a third time in a few more weeks, and I fully expect the Safari to eradicate the scale after that.

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06/23/2012 Tommy from Rockford, Va

QThere does not seem to be any instructions for use of Safari as a basal truck spray. ie. Hemlock Wooly Adelgid

ASafari can be applied as a basal trunk spray.  It is part of a supplemental label that is distributed by the manufacturer separately.  Here is a link to an application video with Safari from the manufacturer you should watch: http://www.valent.com/professional/products/safari/video.cfm

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04/13/2015 Kathy from Media, Pa

QWe plan on using this product on our ash tree for ash borer. When is good time to apply?

AYou  can apply the Safari 20SG Systemic Insecticide with Dinotefuran at any time as long as the ground is not frozen or when the plant is dormant. If you are already seeing activity then you can apply right away.

9 of 9 people found this answer helpful.
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06/19/2013 Michele from Tiffin, Ohio

QWhat is the half-life of this product with respect to the level of water PH when mixed?
We are trying to see how long it takes the product to start to degrade and lose its effectiveness.

AIf kep out of the heat Safari 20SG Systemic Insecticide with Dinotefuran will last between 3-5 years. The mixed solution needs to be used within 24 hours of mixing.

6 of 7 people found this answer helpful.
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02/27/2013 James from Boles, Ar The Tree Is In Ft. Smith Ar.

QWill Safari 20SG kill carpenter worms?
I'm arborist and own a tree service; I've come across a Red Oak that has a number of problems, besides the borers for which I recommended a systemic insecticide {safari or Bayer landscape} , the tree also has misltoe, Hypoxylon canker which are being removed if the damage is to great. However the other day I found a couple carpenterworms in the tree and am concerned that there is a bigger infestation in the tree and was concerned that the systemic insecticides would not affect the carpenterworm.

ASafari is not labeled for carpenter worm control and would likely only help provide control of the insects if they are sprayed directly before they bored beneath the bark. Systemic insecticides in general will not work for this pest because they live just beneath the bark. Unfortunately control is usually limited to only mechanical control by probing the tunnels with a wire to kill pupa, larva and eggs and then sealing the holes or destroying heavily infested trees.

6 of 7 people found this answer helpful.
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06/19/2013 John from Olympia, Wa

QDoes this kill bumblebees, honeybees or ladybugs?
Does this kill bumblebees, honeybees or ladybugs?

AYes, Safari 20SG Systemic Insecticide with Dinotefuran is highly toxic to bees and may harm other beneficials.

3 of 3 people found this answer helpful.
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Most Recent Customer Questions

10/09/2016 Cary from Milton, Fl

QWill Safari 20SG Systemic Insecticide work for scale on sago palms?
Do I need to prune all the branches off?

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Safari Insecticide, a super-systemic insecticide with quick uptake and knockdown, controls a broad spectrum of ferocious and invasive pests, including scale.  The dilution rate for a foliar spray would be 1.0 tsp per gallon of water to cover 200 sq ft. You do not need to trim infested branches unless they are so badly damaged that they cannot recover. We recommend that you speak with the manufacturer of Safari so they can provide additional treatment options and times using their product. Valent Corp 800.682.5368

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05/03/2016 Fred from Gilbertville

QHow much Safari 20SG do I add to a 1 gal sprayer to do a bark treatment?
treating walnut hull maggots on black walnuts.

A

Safari 20SG is only labeled for non-bearing nut trees and does not have labeling for walnut maggots. For other bark applications, the amount of product you need will depend on the size of the tree. Page 14 of the product label has instructions on this application. We would suggest contact your local Cooperative Extension office for assistance with this pest.

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05/01/2016 Henry from Lawrenceburg, Ky

QWhat is the mix rate for Safari 20?
I can't seem to find the mix rate for Safari 20 when used as a soil drench around ash trees to treat the Emerald Ash Borer. I did note that the mix could also be sprayed directly on the bark around the trunk of the tree. Which is more effective and requires the least amount of chemical?

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The mixing ratio of Safari 20SG Systemtic Insecticide is 1.5 - 2.0 fl. oz. per inch of the trunk diameter. This needs to be mixed in at least 5-10 gallons of water. Remember, the important thing about using this product is that the water is a carrier. The amount of product is what is important. 

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04/23/2016 Sheila from Cameron, Ok

QHow long before Safari 20SG breaks down in compost pile?
I planted my vegetables in compost that had chrysanthemum plants added to it last fall. They had been foliar sprayed with Safari....would it have broken down by this spring?

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We have checked with the manufacturer of Safari 20SG and they stated there should not be any issue with using the compost for your vegetables with the time passed.

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04/21/2016 Rick from Oshkosh

QWhat is the amount of Safari 20SG to add to a gallon sprayer for emerald ash borer?
I have a gallon sprayer and Safari 20 G crystals but do not know exact amount to mix with a gallon of water

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You would use 12 – 24 oz of Safari 20G per gallon of water if you are using as a basal trunk spray on trees or large shrubs per the product label.  If you are trying to spray as a foliar or broadcast spray for treatment of small areas: 1/2 - 1.0 tsp per gallon.  If you are trying to apply as a drench to the soil there is not going to be an amount per gallon but an amount per inch of shrub height or truck diameter.  Pages 10-11 explain the rates for this.

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04/02/2016 Jeff from Nashville, Tn

QWhat is the best application method for control of boxwood leafminer using Safari 20SG Systemic Insecticide with Dinotefuran?
We have a huge boxwood leafminer problem here and Imidacloprid works ok. Timing the flying insects with so many clients is difficult. Can I control the larvae inside of the leaf with Safari? Can it be used as a foliar spray for this application or would I have to mix it as a basal drench? Thanks.

A

Yes, you can use Safari 20SG Systemic Insecticide with Dinotefuran as a foliar spray and systemic drench. As a drench you can use 0.2 to 0.4 oz per 1,000 sq ft, as a systemic drench you can use 3 to 6 grams per foot of height with sufficient water; please follow the label instructions. We also recommend using two different products, you could use Safari 20SG for your systemic drench application and something like Talstar P for a foliar application using 0.5 to 1 oz per 1,000 sq.ft.

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03/26/2016 Michele from Ogden Dunes, In

QWhat is the dilution and application rate of Safari 20SG to use for soil drench for euyonymous scale on pachysandra?
I want to apply Safari as a soil drench to a bed of pachysandra. What is the dilution and volume I should use - i.e., 3 tsp per gallon? and what volume of this dilution should I use per square foot of bed?

A

Per the product label for Safari 20SG Systemic Insecticide with Dinotefuran on ornamental shrubs/ground covers for Euonymus scale,you would use 3 - 6 grams (1.25 - 2.5 level teaspoons) per foot of height and apply 1 - 4 pints of drench solution per foot of height.    Pull back mulch before drenching..  Adjust drench volume based on soil type, soil moisture and thickness of mulch so that product is moved into root zone.  Please refer page 11 of the product label for complete instructions.

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02/29/2016 Frank from Asheville, Nc

QHow much water can I mix with the 3 lb jug of Safari 20SG Systemic Insecticide with Dinotefuranfor a low dose?
For hemlock woolly adelgid

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Per the Safari 20SG Systemic Insecticide with Dinotefuran product label for woolly adelgids: Mix 1/4 to 1/2 lb per 100 gallons for foliar spray.  For treatment of small areas: 1/2 - 1.0 tsp per gallon.  100 gals of spray mix will treat 20,000 sq ft of area when using a typical high volume sprayer. If using a low volume sprayer, adjust concentration to apply the same amount of product per unit area.

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02/24/2016 Kerry from Sunbury, Pa

QWhen can I apply the Safari 20SG Insecticide in central PA?
I first found emerald ash borer activity in my trees at the beginning of this winter and activity is going on now. We have over a month before the leafs will come out, could I basal spray trees now or should I wait until leafs come out?

A

Treatments should generally begin in early May to mid June and should be done every year to protect trees from the Emerald Ash Borers using a basal spray with Safari 20SG.

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02/11/2016 Paul

QWill Safari 20SG Systemic Insecticide kill bag worms when used a drench?

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Yes, Safari 20SG Systemic Insecticide will kill bagworms. The amount of product used will depend on where and what exactly you are treating.

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