DiPel PRO DF Biological Insecticide - Questions & Answers

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  • Asked by Kevin from Cleona,pa
    01/12/2013
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    is there a systemic treatment for bagworms on an evergreen?
    A

    The only systemic insecticide that we are aware of that is labeled for bagworms is Bonide Systemic Insect Control with Acephate but it is only labeled for use on shade trees and you must spray all of the foliage to get the desired results.Below you will see what we usually recommend for bagworm control.


    Bagworm recommendations:

    It is important to start control methods before a major infestation occurs. Once the bagworms have matured and have formed the "bag" most chemical control methods will no longer work.

    You can manually control bagworms by simply plucking them off of the infested trees and dropping them into a bucket of soapy water or squishing them.  This control method is most useful during fall, winter and early spring, before the eggs inside the bag have hatched.

    Chemical control may be achieved when the larvae are small and just emerging from the over-wintering bag.  Use a concentrated liquid insecticide such as Talstar or Tempo. Foliage should be thoroughly wetted with the insecticide spray in order to achieve thorough coverage.  When doing an insecticide treatment, timing is key. To find out the correct time of year to treat for bagworms in your region contact you local Cooperative Extension office. These offices can prove to be invaluable when treating for insect pests.

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  • Asked by Ingeborg from Kamuela,hi
    07/01/2013
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    Can product be applied w/sprinkling can, and what is dilution?
    I do have a one-gallon sprayer available, when and how should product be applied? There are no clear instructions on the paperwork. Also, the print is too small to read. Thanks for your help.
    A

    Below is a link to the Dipel PRO DF Biological Insecticide so that you can see the instructions in larger print. Depending on the reason you are using the product you will use 1/2 tsp - 4 tsp per gallon of water. You can apply this product using a sprinkling can or hand pump sprayer.

    http://www.domyownpestcontrol.com/msds/DiPel%20Pro%20Label.pdf

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  • Asked by Patrick
    07/16/2017
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    How much DiPel PRO DF do I use per gallon of water?
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    You will use 1/2 - 4 teaspoons of DiPel PRO DF per gallon of water, depending on what pest(s) you are treating.  Please see the product label for specific instructions. 

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  • Asked by Helen from Shrewsbury, Ma. 01545
    05/22/2015
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    How should DiPel PRO DF Biological Insecticide be applied?
    I am confused.....do I mix this with water or apply it as is through a dry sprayer? The enclosed directions are printed so small they are hard to read. Everything is listed except directions for usage. Please help before the bugs infest my gooseberries and red currents again this year.
    A
    DiPel PRO DF Biological Insecticide needs to be mixed with water.  Depending on what insect(s) you are using it to treat, you will use 1/2 tsp - 4 tsp of DiPel PRO per gallon of water. You can find a larger, easier-to-read version of the product label here.  
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  • Asked by Dr from Kitty Hawk, Nc
    09/20/2016
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    What is the shelf life of Dipel Pro DF Biological Insecticide?
    I bought some last fall. Do I need to re-buy? I still have plenty but I wonder if this stuff looses effectivenes
    A

    DiPel PRO DF Biological Insecticide will have a three year shelf life if stored away from extreme temperatures and in the original packaging for the most effective control. If you purchased last year, the product should be effective now as long as it has not been wet or obtained moisture during storage.

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    26 of 27 people found this answer helpful.
  • Asked by Richard from Bonners Ferry, Id
    04/22/2018
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    What is the mixing ratio of DiPel PRO DF Biological Insecticide with water?
    A

    You will use 1/2 - 4 teaspoons of DiPel PRO DF per gallon of water, depending on what pest(s) you are treating.  Please see the product label for specific instructions. 

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    14 of 19 people found this answer helpful.
  • Asked by Tony from Long Island, Ny
    05/26/2017
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    Can I use the other gallon of my DiPel PRO DF Biological Insecticide mix 10 days from now?
    I made 2 gl mix but only used 1 gl.
    A

    It's recommended to use any mixed DiPel PRO DF Biological Insecticide withing 24 hours of mixing. 

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    14 of 14 people found this answer helpful.
  • Asked by Brent from Pueblo
    09/26/2018
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    What time of day is best to apply DiPel PRO DF Biological Insecticide?
    A

    You should apply DiPel PRO DF Biological Insecticide in the evening when worms are most active.

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    11 of 12 people found this answer helpful.
  • Asked by Shawn from Marrianna Fl
    06/02/2014
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    When using bio sprays i have been told you must have a low PH in your mixing solution (water) is this true?
    A
    The PH level of the water you use to mix insecticides can have an effect on the results of the treatment. To answer your question more clearly, we recommend you contact the manufacturer, Valent USA Corp at 800-682-5368.
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  • Asked by Lloyd from Canyon Lake
    09/27/2016
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    What is shelf life of DiPel PRO DF Biological Insecticide?
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    DiPel PRO DF Biological Insecticide should be used within 3 years from the date of purchase and stored in a dry place out of extreme weather conditions.   

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  • Asked by Daniel from Monterey
    06/03/2019
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    Can I use dish washing soap as a spreader sticker with DiPel PRO DF Biological Insecticide?
    A

    DiPel PRO DF Biological Insecticide does not require the use of a surfactant.  If you want to use one, it is important to use a product that is actually designed for this use such as the Southern Ag Non Ionic Surfactant.  Dish soaps can be ionic and you can risk burning plants when used as they are not designed for this application.

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  • Asked by Tom from California Lodoga
    08/31/2015
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    Is there any better product/strain of BT that is used by applying it to the soil than DiPel PRO DF Biological Insecticide?
    I've had some moth caterpillar issues in the past. A friend recommend a product called BT and specified to get the granular form to feed or apply to the soil. Friend "it works better then the floral spray, and ensures the plant will intake and have the bacteria everywhere inside it." Thank you for the help.
    A

    DiPel PRO DF Biological Insecticide is a very effective BT and sounds just like what you are looking for! It is also helpful to mix in a surfactant like Southern Ag Non Ionic Surfactant. 

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  • Asked by Helen from Shrewsbury, Ma. 01545
    05/22/2015
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    Is DiPel PRO DF Biological Insecticide supposed to be applied wet or dry?
    A

    DiPel PRO DF Biological Insecticide should be mixed with water for treatment applications.
    The usage ratio is 1/2 tsp - 4 tsp per gallon of water. You can apply this product using a sprinkling can or hand pump sprayer. Please refer to the product label for specific application instructions for what you are treating.

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  • Asked by Jackie from Roberts, Montana
    09/02/2015
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    Will DiPel PRO DF Biological Insecticide hurt bees?
    A

    DiPel PRO DF Biological Insecticide could harm bees. It is best to apply it when the bees are less likely to be germinating.

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  • Asked by Commander from Torrance, Ca
    08/03/2015
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    What color is the DiPel PRO DF Biological Insecticide?
    What color should it be when you open the bag, Should it look reddish and should it have an odor?
    A

    According to the MSDS sheet, the DiPel PRO DF Biological Insecticide is a yellow to mustard brown color. There is a faint organic/malt odor.

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  • Asked by Errol from George Town, Grand Cayman Cayman Islands
    11/14/2019
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    What is the mix rate for DiPel PRO DF Biological Insecticide?
    A

    You will use 1/2 tsp - 4 tsp of DiPel PRO Biological Insecticide per gallon of water depending on what insect(s) you are treating for.  Please refer to the product label for the mix rate for your target pest.

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  • Asked by Jennifer from Atlanta
    05/31/2017
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    What are the insecticidal toxin listed on the active ingredients of DiPEL PRO DF Biological Insecticide?
    A

    Per the product manufacturer of DiPEL PRO DR Biological Insecticide the insecticidal toxins are non-toxic by-products of the bacillus thuringiensis that is in the product and are not harmful in anyway to non-target animals. 

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  • Asked by Tom
    06/06/2019
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    What is the mechanism of action of DePel DF?
    A

    DiPel PRO works as a stop feed tool. After ingesting a lethal dose of DiPel PRO DF, larvae stop feeding within the hour, and will die within several hours to 3 days. Mortality varies with larval size (instar), lepidopteran species, and dose consumed. Following ingestion, larvae become sluggish, discolor, then shrivel, blacken and die. Smaller larvae die more quickly.

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  • Asked by Steve from Tolland, Ct
    05/14/2018
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    Can I use DiPel PRO DF Biological Insecticide with a power sprayer, if so how would it be done?
    A

    DiPel PRO DF Biological Insecticide can be applied with a power sprayer. 

    Below is a link to the Dipel PRO DF Biological Insecticide so that you can see the instructions in larger print. Depending on the reason you are using the product you will use 1/2 tsp - 4 tsp per gallon of water. You can apply this product using a sprinkling can or hand pump sprayer.

    http://www.domyownpestcontrol.com/msds/DiPel Pro Label.pdf

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  • Asked by Caroline from La Junta, Co
    09/20/2018
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    Can DiPel PRO DF Biological Insecticide be applied with a fogger?
    A

    DiPel PRO DF Biological Insecticide is not labeled for use in a fogger.

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