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.
Yes, FMC Astro Insecticide is labeled to be used on peach trees. Do not harvest fruit within 14 days of application.
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
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.
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.
FMC Astro Insecticide is mixed 0.4 - 0.8 oz per gallon of water when treating lawn pests.
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.
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.
Once FMC Astro Insecticide is diluted with water, you should use the finished solution within 24 hrs of mixing for the most effective results.
FMC Astro Insecticide has a three year shelf life from the date of purchase if stored away from extreme temperatures.