Adonis 2F contains Imidacloprid, the same active ingredient used in Premise and Merit.
Adonis 2 F is a new product containing Imidacloprid, the first non-repellent and most proven termiticide/insecticide on the market as well as foliar and insect systemic applications. Adonis 2F provides reliable structural protection from subterranean termites on residential and commercial structures. In addition to providing subterranean termite treatment and protection, it also provides superior exterior ant control. Since Adonis 2F is a non-repellent, social insects like ants and termites spread the product around their colonies which eliminates the entire colony, including the queens. Adonis 2 F is also labeled for termite pre-treatments. Adonis 2F is effective, easy to use, and economical.
Subterranean Termites & Ants (excluding Imported or Native Fire Ants, Pharaoh & Harvester Ants) and White Flies
For use in:
Commercial & Residential: Outside Only * Indoor Spraying is Limited to Spot Treatments for Live Termite Infestations For Use on Turf-grass, Landscape Ornamentals, Residential Fruit & Nut Trees and Interior Plantscapes
* This CANNOT Be Used Indoors for Ant or Pest Control
Yes, if used as directed on label
Professional Product Group 4 Insecticide
NOT FOR SALE TO:
AK, AS, CT, HI, NY, PR, SD
Termites: each 27.5 oz bottle will make 50 gallons of finished solution that treats 120 lineal feet 0.6 oz. per gallon of water (2.4 oz. per 4 gallons of water per 10 feet)**See product label for complete instructions
Non-Repellent termiticide and foliar and insect systemic applications.
Adonis 2F (Flowable) is a non-repellent liquid concentrate containing the active ingredient Imidacloprid. Imidacloprid is in the class of insecticides known as neonicotinoids, neuro-active insecticides that are modeled after nicotine. Imidacloprid works by disrupting inhibiting stimuli transmission within an insect’s nervous system. More specifically, imidacloprid blocks a certain type of neuronal pathways which are much more prevalent in insects than mammals.
When used as directed, ants and termites cannot detect Adonis 2F, allowing them to contact the active ingredient and spread it throughout the colony through regular activities, primarily food sharing. Imidacloprid works slowly enough for the entire colony to be compromised quickly and efficiently.
Adonis 2F also works as a foliar spray to kill ornamental pests on contact, or as a systemic insecticide, translocating from the root structure throughout a plant to kill insect pests feeding on treated plants.
Subterranean termites, drywood termites, ants; ornamental pests such as white flies, adelgids, mealybugs, scale; turf pests such as weevils, Japanese beetles, chinch bugs, mole crickets, and white grubs
PESTS CONTROLLED: Subterranean termites, Dampwood termites, Drywood termites, Wood-infesting beetles or borers, Powder post beetles, Anobiid or deathwatch beetles, False powder post beetles, Old house borers, Wharf borers, Ambrosia or bark beetles, Carpenter ants, carpenter bees, Northern and Southern masked chafers, Asiatic garden beetles, European chafer, Green June beetle, May or June beetles, Japanese beetles, Oriental beetles, Billbugs, Annual bluegrass weevils, Black turfgrass ataenius, European crane fly, Mole crickets, Cutworms (suppression), Chinch bugs (suppression), Adelgids, Aphids, Lace bugs, Leaf beetles (including Elm and Viburnum leaf beetles), Leafhoppers (including glassy winged sharpshooter), Mealybugs, Psyllids, Sawfly Larvae, Thrips (suppression), Whiteflies, White grub larvae, Armored scales (suppression), Black vine weevil larvae, Eucalyptus longhorned borer, Flatheaded borer (including bronze birch and alder borer), Leafminers, Pine tip moth larvae, Royal palm bugs, Soft scales, San Jose scale, Yellow pecan aphid, Black margined aphid, Pecan leaf phylloxera, Pecan spittlebug, Pecan stem phylloxera
Adonis 2F Insecticide / Termiticide is an excellent liquid termite treatment for subterranean termites and active drywood or dampwood termite infestations. Adonis 2F offers a low-cost alternative to Premise 2 Insecticide without sacrificing efficacy. Indoor applications of Adonis 2F are limited to spot treatments of active termite infestations.
Adonis 2F is also an excellent exterior perimeter treatment for a variety of ants, including carpenter ants (do not spray indoors for ant control). Adonis 2F is an effective turfgrass treatment for many soil inhabiting pests such as chafers, Japanese beetles, billbugs, and mole crickets. You can also use Adonis 2F as a foliar spray for a variety of ornamental pests, or as a soil drench around trees and shrubs for pests such as whiteflies, scales, and mealybugs. Finally, Adonis 2F is labeled for use around many residential fruit trees, as well as pecans and grapes. (See product label for complete application instructions.)
The purpose of chemical soil treatment for termite control is to establish a continuous chemical treated zone (horizontal and/or vertical) between the wood and other cellulose material in the structure and the termite colonies in the soil. Use a 0.05% to 0.1% dilution based on current recommendations. For a typical control situation, use a 0.05% dilution. Use a 0.1% dilution when a severe or persistent infestation exists. Structures that contain wells or cisterns within the foundation of the structure can only be treated using the treated back?ll method described in the treatment around wells and cisterns section of the product label.
For most post-construction termite treatments, use 4 gallons of 0.1% finished solution per 10 lineal feet in a trench 6 inches wide by 6 inches deep to create a continuous barrier around the perimeter of the treated structure. In areas of concrete slab, the same volume should be applied by drilling holes 10” – 12” apart with a hammer drill and ½” x 18” drill bit. See our article How to Do a Termite Treatment for further details of trenching treatment. For soil treatments to be covered by concrete slab such as under carports, porches, or basement floors, apply at a rate of 1 gallon or sufficient volume of solution to accurately and uniformly cover 10 square feet.
In situations where necessary, conventional application methods can be supplemented through use of foam generating equipment, or similar devices, to provide a continuous treated zone. Make foam application alone or in combination with conventional application methods, provided that the labeled amount of active ingredient per unit area is used. See “Mixing Table – Foam” on product label.
For turfgrass applications, make applications preceding or during the egg laying period of the target pest. The active ingredient in this product has enough residual activity so that applications can be made preceding the egg laying activity. Application timing can be based on historical monitoring of the site, previous records or experiences, current season adult trapping or other methods. Most favorable control will be achieved when applications are made prior to egg hatch of the target pests, followed by suf?cient irrigation or rainfall to move the active ingredient through the thatch.
Each 27.5 ounce bottle yields approximately 45 gallons of finished solution for termite or perimeter ant treatments and treats approximately 1-2 acres of turfgrass, ornamentals, or groundcovers.
Standard Application Dilution Rates / Mixing Ratios:
* 0.3 fl. oz. (9 mL)/ gal. of water – 0.05% - some termite treatments, spot treatments of termite nests and other wood-infesting pests
* 0.6 fl. oz. (18 mL)/ gal. of water – 0.1% - most termite treatments
* 27.5 fl. oz. / 100 gal. of water – 0.05% - high volume termite applications
* 0.46 to 0.6 fl. oz. (14 to 17 mL)/ 1,000 sq. ft. – apply in sufficient water for uniform coverage – turfgrass applications, ornamental foliage applications
* 1.5 fl. oz. (45 mL) / 100 gal. of water – high volume foliar applications to ornamentals, residential fruit and nut trees
* 0.1 to 0.2 fl. oz. (2 to 6 mL) per inch of trunk diameter or shrub height – root drench for trees and shrubs
For use in the following areas:
Pre- and post-construction termite treatments around residential, commercial, and industrial buildings; turfgrass, landscape ornamentals, residential fruit and nut trees and interior plantscapes; turfgrass in residential lawns, business and office complexes, shopping complexes, multi-family residential complexes, golf courses, airports, cemeteries, parks, playgrounds, athletic fields; commercial and residential landscapes and interior plantscapes; residential area pome fruits and nuts: apple, crabapple, loquat, mayhaw, pear, oriental pear, quince, pecan, grapes
Adonis 2F Termiticide/Insecticide is not labeled for indoor use except for spot treatment of active termite infestations in voids.
See above for termite treatments.
For control of ants in houses and other structures: Apply a 0.05 to 0.1% solution as a general surface, spot, crack and crevice or wall void application. Apply to surfaces on buildings, porches, patios and other structures, around doors and windows, eaves and attic vents, utility entry points, sof?t areas and other exterior openings (including foundation cracks or drilled holes) where the pests enter the structure or where they crawl or hide. Spray into cracks and crevices. Spray, mist or foam into voids where these ants or their nests are present. Apply the volume of spray mist or foam suf?cient to cover the area, but do not allow excessive dripping or run-off to occur from vertical or overhead surfaces.
Turfgrass applications: Apply in sufficient water to provide adequate distribution in the treated area. Do not apply through any irrigation system. Apply 0.46 to 0.6 fl. oz. per 1,000 sq. ft. (1.25 to 1.6 pt/A) using equipment which will produce a uniform, coarse droplet spray, using a low pressure setting to eliminate off target drift. Use higher application for faster knockdown and longer residual.
Applications to ornamentals: Application can be made by foliar application or soil applications; including soil injection, drenches, and broadcast sprays. Foliar applications offer locally systemic activity against insect pests. When making foliar applications on hard to wet foliage such as holly, pine, or ivy, add a spreader/sticker, if needed. Apply 1.5 fl. oz. per 100 gal. of water and apply before the onset of high pest populations. Reapply as needed.
Soil injection and drench: Apply 0.1 to 0.2 fl. oz. per inch of trunk diameter for trees or per foot of shrub height for shrubs. Apply uniformly as a drench around the base of the plant in not less than 10 gallons of water per 1,000 sq. ft. Direct application to the root area. Remove plastic or any other barrier that will stop solution from reaching the root zone. Keep soil moist for 7-10 days after application to encourage uptake.
Keep pets and children out of treatment areas until product is dry.
Not for use on edible crops.
Do not apply to ground that is saturated or frozen or during precipitation.
Do not use against native or imported fire ants, pharaoh ants, or harvester ants.
Do not use on sod farms.
Do not exceed a total of 1.6 pints (0.4 lb. of active ingredient) per acre per year.
When making soil applications to plants with woody stems, systemic activity will be delayed until the active ingredient is taken up throughout the plant. In some cases, this translocation delay could take 60 days or longer. For this reason, treat prior to anticipated pest infestation to achieve optimum levels of control.
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I purchased this product to use as a systemic insecticide for several large hibiscus plants here in Orlando. I was tired of weekly spraying for aphids and other assorted pests. This product worked as advertised. I followed the label directions and applied to each shrub as a soil drench and no more pests. I'm also able to enjoy the flowers longer now that I am not spraying them directly with an insecticide.
Another great product at a great price from a great company. Thanks DMOPC!!!
In reading the booklet that came along with the quart of product I purchased did not indicate how much Adonis I should use if I am only filling a gallon sprayer. So I called Adonis and spoke to a gentleman who advised me to use 1 tablespoon pere gallon. It worked they are all DEAD. And now my morning glories can smile at me each morning. Thank you to Adonis 2F
Have palm trees with white flies (limbo gumbo spiral fly). What is the best product and procedure?
Imidacloprid is the active ingredient you will need to systemically control whitefly on your palms. Adonis would be the product of choice for soil drench applications for whitefly infestations. It can take a few weeks for the Adonis to translocate through tall trees and you will most likely continue to see whiteflies in that time period. While you are waiting on the imidacloprid to translocate you should treat the foliage with a product such as Talstar P or with insectidical soap or insecticidal oil.
How do I apply Adonis 2F as a soil drench for ficus with whitefly?
How do I apply this as a soil drench? Do I use a sprayer? I have a very large ficus tree with white flies.
Most people use a 5 gallon bucket or a large watering can to apply Adonis as a soil drench. You will need 0.1 to 0.2 fl. oz. (3 to 6 mL) of Adonis 2F per foot of shrub height or 0.1 to 0.2 fl oz per inch of trunk diameter for trees. The amount of water that is used will vary depending on soil conditions and volumes that are easy for applicators to use. The minimum amount of water that should be used is 1 pint per foot of shrub height (or inch of trunk diameter for trees) but you may use 1 quart -1 gallon of water per foot of height (or inch of trunk diameter for trees) as well. Denser soils such as clay do not accept water as readily, so the lower volume of water is suggested. Since sandy soils can accept more water, using the higher volume of water is preferred. After the soil drench has been applied you should water it in with at east 1/2 inch of water. Note: Water simply acts as a carrier and it is important that even distribution of the product is achieved. Thus, more water may be used if the applicator feels runoff will not occur and proper penetration of the root zone is achieved. Insecticides applied to the soil are taken up by the roots and translocated throughout the tree or shrub. Root/soil drenches offer the advantage of requiring no special equipment to apply (other than a bucket or watering can). However, surface layers of organic matter, such as mulch or leaf litter, can bind the insecticide and reduce uptake. Before applying drenches, it is important to remove or pull back any mulch or dead leaves so the insecticide solution is poured directly on the mineral soil. It is also important to keep the soil around the tree or shrub moist for the next 7-10 days after applications to encourage uptake. We also recommend using a product with an active ingredient that is different than the soil drench for a foliage application while you are waiting for the Adonis to translocate through the ficus. Talstar P is the most popular choice for foliage application on ficus for white fly.
Is Adonis 2F effective for green bore ash tree applications?
What would the recommended water :chemical ratio be for the once a year dosage
Adonis 2F is labeled to use on trees to help protect against boring beetles. Treatments should begin in May or June and should be done every year to protect trees from the Emerald Ash Borers. Most people use a 5 gallon bucket or a large watering can to apply Adonis as a soil drench. You will need 0.1 to 0.2 fl. oz. (3 to 6 mL) of Adonis 2F per inch of trunk diameter for trees. It is recommended that you use the higher rate for boring beetles. The amount of water that is used will vary depending on soil conditions and volumes that are easy for applicators to use. The minimum amount of water that should be used is 1 pint per inch of trunk diameter for trees but you may use 1 quart -1 gallon of water per inch of trunk diameter for trees. Denser soils such as clay do not accept water as readily, so the lower volume of water is suggested. Since sandy soils can accept more water, using the higher volume of water is preferred. After the soil drench has been applied you should water it in with at east 1/2 inch of water. Note: Water simply acts as a carrier and it is important that even distribution of the product is achieved. Thus, more water may be used if the applicator feels runoff will not occur and proper penetration of the root zone is achieved. Insecticides applied to the soil are taken up by the roots and translocated throughout the tree or shrub. Root/soil drenches offer the advantage of requiring no special equipment to apply (other than a bucket or watering can). However, surface layers of organic matter, such as mulch or leaf litter, can bind the insecticide and reduce uptake. Before applying drenches, it is important to remove or pull back any mulch or dead leaves so the insecticide solution is poured directly on the mineral soil. It is also important to keep the soil around the tree or shrub moist for the next 10-14 days after applications to encourage uptake.
What concentration of Adonis 2F should I use for grubs in my turf?
I noticed two different concentrations on the product label.
You will need to use 0.46 to 0.6 fl. oz. (14 to 17 mL) of Adonis per 1000 sq. ft. You should use the higher concentration for faster knockdown and a longer lasting residual. For optimum control, make applications preceding or during the egg laying period of the target pest. The active ingredient in this product has enough residual activity so that applications can be made preceding the egg laying activity. Application timing can be based on historical monitoring of the site, previous records or experiences, current season adult trapping or other methods. Most favorable control will be achieved when applications are made prior to egg hatch of the target pests, followed by sufficient irrigation or rainfall to move the active ingredient through the thatch.