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Sean from Miami, Fl writes,

Can Phantom be applied to trees/plants/bushes to treat aphids, scales, etc.?

I think Talstar P works for trees/plants/bushes but I am curious if Phantom can be used instead? I am going to purchase Termidor for perimeter ant control and I would like to buy another product for using in between the biannual Termidor treatments. I would also like to spray my plants for scales and aphids to to cut off the food sources for white-footed ants (which I have). I would like to use the same chemical for my intermediate spray and on my plants so I don't have to buy a 3rd product. Can Phantom be used that way?


No, Phantom Termiticide/Insecticide cannot be used on bushes, shrubs, or ornamentals. Phantom Termiticide/Insecticide should only be used outdoors as a perimeter treatment. In this situation, Talstar P would be the preferred treatment for aphids on your plants. Simply mix 0.5 oz. per gallon of water and thoroughly spray the target plant to ensure full coverage.

Answer last updated on: 08/14/2014

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