Bonide Systemic Insect Control - Questions & Answers

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  • Asked by Mick from Mckinney, Texas
    06/19/2015
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    Is Bonide Systemic Insect Control safe to use around pets?
    The restrictions on the label states "Do not apply this product in a way that will contact people or plants." Common sense is I would not spray directly on person or pet. But it is the product safe after it drys on the soil and leaves? Our cat loves to sleep under the rose brushes. Can't be too careful.
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    Bonide Systemic Insect Control is pet and people safe once dry.  Pets and people should be out of the area until it is dry.
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    102 of 123 people found this answer helpful.
  • Asked by Ron
    08/01/2016
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    How close to rain falling can you apply Bonide Systemic Insect Control?
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    Bonide Systemic Insect Control should be applied when rain is not expected within 24 hours after application.

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    53 of 55 people found this answer helpful.
  • Asked by Ricki from Stillwater, Mn
    07/11/2013
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    I have a bottle of Bonide Systemic Insect but directions are gone. How much do I mix to put on potted plants?
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    The label states:

    Mixing Instructions for Roses, Flowers, Ornamentals, Shrubs & Shade Trees

    Aphids & Grasshoppers: 2 Tbs (1 fl oz) per gallon of water

    Japanese Beetles: 4 Tbs (2 fl oz) per gallon of water

    Other Listed Insects Commonly Found on Ornamental Plants: 3 Tbs (1 1/2 fl oz) per gallon

    Spray entire plant covering both sides of foliage thorougly.

    Please let us know if you have any other questions.

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    40 of 48 people found this answer helpful.
  • Asked by Carol from Fort Pierce, Florida
    09/11/2011
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    Is Bonide Systemic Insect Control organic?
    I have butterflies around and also bees. Will they be affected?
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    Bonide Systemic Insect Control is not an organic or natural product. Bonide Systemic Insect Control contains the active ingredient Acephate. Acephate is a non-selective insecticide that can kill any insect that comes into contact with treated areas. You can limit harm to bees and butterflies by not applying Bonide Systemic Insect Control when these insects are visiting the area to be treated. Many people who are worried about hurting these beneficial insects also choose to use products that will not leave a residual such as insecticidal soap, pyrethrins or neem oil.
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  • Asked by Shannon from Richville, New York
    06/29/2012
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    Can I use Bonide Systemic control on my vegetable garden? Will it be safe to consume the harvested vegetables?
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    Bonide Systemic Insect Control is not labeled for use on edible plants and any edible plants treated with the product should be discarded. We do carry a full line of products you can use on edible plants and you can see them by clicking on this link: Edible Garden Products. Be sure to click on the "product label" link located in the product description box of each product to see what plants can be treated by each product.
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  • Asked by Don from Herndon, Va
    07/03/2016
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    How long after application is Bonide Systemic Insect Control rain fast?
    In the specific application of Bonide Systemic Insect control to Holly with the intention of attacking Cottony Camelia Scale, how long after the application can the product be considered rain tight? Are there any specific times when the product in more or less effective against the pest? Would there be a more appropriate product?
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    Bonide Systemic Insect Control is rainfast after the product has dried completely. This is generally within 2-3 hours. It is recommended that you do applications in the early morning or late evening to avoid the high temperatures during the day.

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    27 of 28 people found this answer helpful.
  • Asked by Scott from Newport News, Va
    07/02/2014
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    What is the mixing ratio of Bonide Systemic Insect Control for a systemic treatment?
    I have a Mimosa with webworm and want to do an in-ground/root system systemic treatment. The label does not provide these instructions.
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    Bonide Systemic Insect Control is not labeled to be used as an in ground/root system treatment. You would mix 3 Tablespoons per gallon of water on the tree for webworms.
     If you have any additional questions, please let us know.
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    22 of 29 people found this answer helpful.
  • Asked by Kim from Water Mill
    04/30/2017
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    Will Bonide Systemic Insect Control kill spider mites?
    Bonide Systemic Insect Control is labeled
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    Bonide Systemic Insect Control is labeled for two spotted spider mites and the label instructs to mix at 3 Tbs (1 ½ fl oz) per gallon of water and apply as a spray.

    Please refer to the product label for instructions.

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    21 of 27 people found this answer helpful.
  • Asked by Patricia
    07/29/2016
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    What time of day is it best to use Bonide Systemic Insect Control?
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    The best time to apply Bonide Systemic Insect Control would be during the cooler times of the day. Morning or evening.

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    21 of 24 people found this answer helpful.
  • Asked by Margaret
    05/30/2011
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    Can I use the same sprayer to apply the Bonide product that iI use for RoundUp?
    I have a good sprayer that I use for Round-Up. If I put the spray concentrate for Bag Worms in this sprayer will it hurt the Leland Cyprus trees?
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    It is perfectly fine to use any other product out of the same sprayer that you use RoundUp in, as long as you triple rinse the sprayer and wash it out thoroughly.  If you do not wash it out thoroughly, then you could damage or kill the tree with the residual RoundUp left in your sprayer.  You should always triple rinse the sprayer if you are changing the product that you are using.  Triple rinse means to rinse out the inside of the sprayer 3 times, and also fill it with water and run clean water through the hose for at least 1 minute to make sure that there is no residual left in the hose in addition to the tank.
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  • Asked by Rick from Green Bay, Wi
    12/23/2011
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    How long will it take Bonide Systemic to work for whiteflies and aphids in my hibiscus trees?
    I have whiteflies and aphids in my hibiscus trees, they came indoors for the winter. How long will it take for this product to take affect and how long will this product last, will I need to purchase it again?
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    Bonide Systemic can take several weeks to translocate through trees. The exact amount of time depends on the species of tree, the size of the tree, how much water the tree is getting and of course the health of the tree. It is recommended that while you are waiting for the systemic product to translocate that you use a different product for an immediate kill of the pest insects such as Horticultural oil, Insecticidal soap or Talstar P. Systemic products last for 3-4 months in most cases.
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  • Asked by Michael from Oak Island, Nc
    01/06/2013
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    What is the difference between Bonide's "Systemic Insect Control" and "Annual Tree & Shrub"?
    What is the difference between Bonide's "Systemic Insect Control" and "Annual Tree & Shrub"? I am hoping to treat aphids and mealybugs in my southern shrubs and small trees - pittosporum, camellia, indian hawthorne, magnolia, and azalea.
    A
    Bonides Systemic Insect Control contains the active ingredient Acephate which does not last as long as the imidacloprid in Annual Tree and Shrub. Both products will do a good job but Annual Tree and Shrub will last longer.
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  • Asked by Tony from Sterling City
    05/08/2014
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    How long does the Bonide Systemic Insect Control last once sprayed on young pines?
    I need to know how often I should spray young pine trees in order to assure there is always some of the insecticide still there working on any possible bag worms, pine tip moths, etc. ???
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    Systemic products like the Bonide Systemic Insect Control last for 3-4 months in most cases.  In a young growing tree you can apply it that often to make sure the product gets into the new growth.
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  • Asked by Joel from Boiling Springs, Pa
    09/11/2016
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    Do I need to spray both sides of the leaves with Bonide Systemic Insect Control or can I just spray top since it is systemic?
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    When using Bonide Systemic Insect Control, it is recommended that you spray both side of the leaves for the best results.

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    12 of 13 people found this answer helpful.
  • Asked by Herb from Wareham ,ma02571
    07/10/2016
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    Does Bonide Systemic Insect Control work on Scale?
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    Bonide Systemic Insect Control is labeled to treat for Scale. 

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  • Asked by Patricia from Alexandria
    06/02/2017
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    Can Bonide Systemic Insect Control be used on hydrangeas?
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    Yes, Bonide Systemic Insect Control can be used on hydrangeas.  You will use 1.5 oz. per gallon of water. 

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  • Asked by Darrel from Beatrice, Ne
    08/31/2015
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    How much Bonide Systemic Insect Control do I mix for bagworms on evergreens?
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    You will mix 3 Tbs (1 ½ fl oz) of Bonide Systemic Insect Control per gallon of water for a foliar application on trees and ornamental plantings.

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  • Asked by Jim from El Dorado, Ks
    07/02/2017
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    How much Bonide Systemic Insect Control per gallon of water?
    I am spraying for scale on shrubs outdoors
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    Bonide Systemic Insect Control would be mixed at 3 Tbs (1 ½ fl oz) per gallon of water per the product label.

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  • Asked by Bob
    05/27/2016
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    What is the mixing ratio of Bonide Systemic Insect Control per gallon of water?
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    The mixing ratio for Bonide Systemic Insect Control is 1-2 fl. oz. per gallon of water.

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  • Asked by Richard from Bowling Green
    05/26/2018
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    What is the best way to dispose of unused, mixed Bonide Systemic Insect Control?
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    You can dispose of mixed Bonide Systemic Insect Control solution by pouring it out along the foundation of your home or other structure. 

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