Hi-Yield Root Killer

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Product Overview

Hi-Yield Root Killer is an easy and effective way to clear your septic and sewer lines of roots from trees and shrubs, as well as, fungus. Hi-Yield Root Killer dissolves the roots that are intruding into the pipes without harming those trees and shrubs outside of the lines. This product will not corrode sewer or drain pipes that connect to septic tanks and will not kill the necessary bacteria needed for septic systems to function.

Features and Specs

Active Ingredient Copper sulfate pentahydrate 99%
Target pests Kills roots and Fungus
For use in Sewer Pipes and Septic Tank Drain Fields
Application Apply 1/3 of container crystals into a toilet bowl
Immediately flush toilet repeatedly until all crystals have been flushed down
Repeat application every 6 months
Pet safe Yes, if used as directed on Label
NOT FOR SALE TO CA, NY
Shipping Weight 1.69 lbs
Manufacturer VPG (Mfg. Number: 33481)
UPC 732221334816
EPA Registration 7401-326

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DIRECTIONS FOR USE

It is a violation of Federal Law to use this product in a manner inconsistent with its labeling. Hi-Yield Root Killer is formulated to quickly and economically kill and dissolve roots from trees and shrubs that have entered the sewer line. Hi-Yield Root Killer will prevent root stoppage and fungus growth. It kills the roots that have entered the pipe lines without harm to trees and shrubs outside the sewer. It will not corrode sewer or drain pipes leading into or out of septic tanks, and it will not harm necessary bacterial action in septic tanks or cesspools. By keeping pipes clear of roots and fungi, Hi-Yield Root Killer will prevent the formation of odorous gases. The ideal time to apply this product is before retiring at night, when the use of utilities is low. To apply, pour ¹/³ of the crystals into a toilet bowl. Immediately flush the toilet repeatedly until all the crystals have been flushed down. Repeat this procedure until the entire contents have been flushed down. The maximum application rate is 0.5 lbs. metallic copper per application. The minimum retreatment interval is 6 months If serious or complete blockage occurs, rodding may be necessary to assure some flow before treatment. This product may also be used through a distribution box direct to septic tank drainfield. Add sufficient water by hose or pail to carry crystals to point of root penetration or blockage. Do not apply this product through tub or sink drains. 

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How many treatments can be made with one bottle of Hi-Yield Root Killer?

Our sewer seems to be working fine, just a safe guard!!

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You are using 1/3 of the bottle of Hi-Yield Root Killer when you are doing treatments (about 0.5 lb), so you will get 3 regular treatments from each 1.5 lb bottle.

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How using Hi-Yield Root Killer, how long after you flush should you be able to tell your drain is working again?
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The time frame after using Hi-Yield Root Killer will vary depending on the severity of the blockage, how thick the roots are and how thorough the crystals are able to get to the blockage. If you have a complete stoppage, we would recommend waiting 3 days to flush to evaluate the water flow. If the line is still backed up, then do a 2nd application 7-10 days from the 1st application. You want to use 4 to 6 lbs and then repeat every 7 to 10 days until the blockage is gone.

Some cases may require rodding BEFORE treating with Hi Yield Root Killer to assure some movement in line. This product may also be used through a distribution box direct to septic tank drainfield. If you have a distribution box, you would add the 4-6lbs with sufficient water by hose or bucket to carry the crystals to the point of roots penetration or blockage. 

If you have further issues or questions, you are also welcome to contact the manufacturer VPG directly at 1-855-270-4776.

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Will Hi-Yield Root Killer kill bamboo roots? Our bamboo is spreading out of control.

Our bamboo is coming up all over our yard. Is it safe to put the root killer on the grass? Or only on the garden area around the bamboo? Will it kill existing bamboo roots or only new ones?

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Hi-Yield Root Killer is labeled for use in sewer pipes and septic tank drain fields to kill roots that are intruding in those areas.  It is not for lawn use. 

It can be very difficult to control bamboo that is not being contained from another area where it has been planted. To kill existing bamboo, you can cut the target plants down and spray directly with a high concentration dilution of RoundUp QuickPro
You may consider putting in a physical barrier to prevent further spreading. This needs to be pretty solid and deep enough to prevent the underground roots from spreading. 
 

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Can Hi-Yield Root Killer be used to kill roots in a sumppump well?

My neighbor's tree is sending roots into my sump pump well. She will not cut down the tree. I've had to replace my sump pump from the roots getting tangled in the blades. I need a product to spray/pour in my sump pump well the keep out the roots.

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Hi-Yield Root Killer  should only be applied in toilets or through a distribution box direct to septic tank drainfield ( NOT sink drains, tub or sump pumps. We recommend consulting with your local cooperative extension office for other alternatives.

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Can Hi-Yield Root Killer be used if you have a septic tank?
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Hi-Yield Root Killer is labeled for use in sewer pipe and septic tank drain fields. This product will not corrode sewer or drain pipes that connect to septic tanks and will not kill the necessary bacteria needed for septic systems to function

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