Astro Insecticide - Questions & Answers

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  • Asked by Duane from Bruel Nebraska
    06/25/2018
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    How long after an application of FMC Astro Insecticide before kids, people and pets can be in the treated area?
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    After an application of FMC Astro Insecticide has had time to dry completely it will not be harmful to children, pets or people in the treated area. In general, it will take a couple of hours to dry completely.    

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  • Asked by Michael from Ny
    09/20/2014
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    Question about applying astro insecticide
    hi, can you let me know the setting to spray fmc astro using a dial n spray hose end sprayer. how many ounces per gallon should i set it at. i am basically spraying my lansdcape for tock and flea control. thanks
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    FMC Astro Insecticide is mixed 0.4 - 0.8 oz per gallon of water when treating lawn pest. Therefore, a easy recommended setting would be 0.75 oz on a hose end sprayer.
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  • Asked by Denise from Charlotte, N C
    05/07/2018
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    Can I use FMC Astro Insecticide on my peach tree?
    I want to be able to eat them.
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    Yes, FMC Astro Insecticide is labeled to be used on peach trees. Do not harvest fruit within 14 days of application. 

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  • Asked by Amanda from Corydon
    09/18/2019
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    What is the residual activity of Astro Insecticide for basal bark treatment?
    When spraying the bark of a tree for borers how long can I expect this product to have it's intended effects? One week, two weeks, one month?
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    Astro Insecticide only has a residual of about 30 days on outside surfaces.  It should only be used for prevention on healthy trees applied directly to the bark and branches up to 15 feet.   Infected trees should be cut down (before the newly hatched beetles fly out of the trees in the spring/summer) and the wood burned or chipped, while other still healthy trees should be sprayed annually to protect them. Because of the natural boring behavior of the beetle they are protected from topically applied insecticides and systemic insecticides (those injected into the tree or applied as a root drench) have proven ineffective

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  • Asked by Andrew
    03/24/2019
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    What is the rate for Astro Insecticide for a 50 gallon skid sprayer?
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    Per the Astro Insecticide product label for ticks: Mix 1.6-3.2 fl. oz. of Astro in 16 to 100 gallons of water and apply to 4000 square feet of lawn. Use the lower rate to knock down existing fleas and the higher rate where faster knockdown or greater residual is desired.

    For example:

    Small Lawns 2,000 sqft Use 0.8 to 1.6 fl oz in 8 to 50 gallons of water

    Small Lawns 4,000 sqft Use 1.6 to 3.2 fl oz in 16 to 100 gallons of water

    Medium Lawns 6,000 sqft Use 2.4 to 4.8 fl oz in 24 to 150 gallons of water

    Large Lawns 12,000 sqft Use 4.8 to 9.6 fl oz 48 to 300  gallons of water

    Lawn should not be longer than 3 inches at the time of application. Repeat application should be limited to no more than once per seven days. Application in combination with compatible surfactants may enhance penetration. Arid climates generally require the higher volumes.

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  • Asked by Duane from Stow, Ohio
    06/04/2015
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    How many quarts FMC Astro Insecticide at .05qt per 1 gall water to treat a 10' pine tree?
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     FMC Astro Insecticide  should be mixed at .4 oz per gallon water to treat your pine tree per FMC manufacturer. Keep in mind water is the carrier so if it is more than 1 gallon water that will halp carry the product further.
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  • Asked by Herbie from Itasca, Tx
    09/20/2016
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    What is the best lawn mixing ratio using FMC Astro Insecticide for Army worms?
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    FMC Astro Insecticide is mixed 0.4 - 0.8 oz per gallon of water when treating lawn pests. 

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  • Asked by Martina from Olathe, Ks
    06/28/2016
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    How long a does FMC Astro Insecticide take to dry on lawn under trees when trees are sprayed?
    How long does this take to dry when sprayed in trees? How ling should animals be kept off lawn under the trees when trees are sprayed?
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    FMC Astro Insecticide should be dry completely within a few hours after treatment.  It would be recommended to keep pets out for at least 3-4 hours to ensure the area is dry.

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  • Asked by Edgar from Woolford, Md
    07/09/2015
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    Is FMC Astro Insecticide tolerated by cherry trees?
    I need to apply to ornamental green cherry trees now, against Japanese beetles.
    A

    We would recommend using Sevin to treat for Japanese beetles on Cherry trees for Japanese Beetles if you plan to eat the fruit.

    Cherry Trees<span font-size:13.3333330154419px"="">: Mix 3.0 fl. oz. of product per gallon of water and spray upper and lower leaf surfaces and between fruit clusters and on small limbs and trunks to the point of runoff where pest appear. Repeat applications as necessary up to a total of eight times per year for tree fruits or five times per year for small fruits, but not more often than once every seven days.

    If you do not eat the fruit, you could use the FMC Astro Insecticide at a rate of 4 to 8 ounces per 100 gallons of spray, or 1.6 oz. per gallon of water for low volume or spot applications. See the product label for complete application instructions.

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  • Asked by Robert from Vado, Nm
    09/25/2018
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    How long can I leave my mix of FMC Astro Insecticide and water in my 4 gallon back sprayer and the mix still be effective?
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    Once FMC Astro Insecticide is diluted with water, you should use the finished solution within 24 hrs of mixing for the most effective results.

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  • Asked by Susan
    04/10/2019
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    Is it necessary to use a respirator or wear a mask when spraying Astro Insecticide above my head?
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    According to the Astro Insecticide product label, you would want to wear chemical-resistant headgear if there will be overhead exposure. 

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  • Asked by Karen from Denver, Co
    05/08/2018
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    Will FMC Astro Insecticide kill Western Spruce Budworms?
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    FMC Astro Insecticide is not labeled for budworms so we cannot advice on this use.  There is a great article by Colorado State here that is helpful.   Chemical treatments containing Bt (e.g., Dipel, Thuricide, acephate (Orthene) or carbaryl (Sevin) appear to be recommended.

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  • Asked by Andrew
    10/16/2018
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    Does FMC Astro Insecticide have a shelf life or expire?
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    FMC Astro Insecticide has a three year shelf life from the date of purchase if stored away from extreme temperatures.

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