Merit 0.5 G Insecticide Granules

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Merit 0.5 G Insecticide Granules

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5 out of 5 stars Rating: 4.8

52 Reviews | 93 Q&A

Product Overview

Merit 0.5 G Insecticide Granules is the longest lasting broad-spectrum grub control product on the market. Both curative and preventative, Merit Granules are effective on virtually every species of turf and ornamental pests. Merit even improves the quality of your turf. Merit 0.5 G is for broadcast application on and around turfgrass, ornamentals, trees, shrubs, flowers, groundcovers, and in and around commercial or residential buildings. Apply Merit 0.5 G uniformly over area being treated with normally used granular application equipment. Both drop-type and rotary-type spreaders may be used. Avoid using a spreader which would apply the product in narrow bands. For optimum control, product application should be followed by mechanical incorporation, irrigation, or rainfall, to help move the active ingredient into the soil.

Features and Specs

Active Ingredient: Imidacloprid 0.5%
Target pests: Turf pests: Billbug larvae; European crane flies; hairy Chinch Bugs; Mole Crickets; White Grubs, including black turfgrass Ataenius Beetles, European Chafers, Japanese Beetles, May and June Beetles, Northern Masked Chafers, Oriental Beetles, Southern Masked Chafers
* See label for complete list
For use in: Commercial & Residential Turfgrass and Landscape Ornamentals: Home Lawns, Business and Office areas, Multi-family Residential areas, Golf Courses, Airports, Cemeteries, Parks, Playgrounds and Athletic Fields
MERIT 0.5G cannot be used on Commercial Sod Farms
* See label for complete list
Application: 1.4 to 1.8 lbs. per 1000 sq ft.
60 to 80 lbs. per acre
* See label for complete application instructions
Formulation: Professional Product
Group 4A Insecticide
NOT FOR SALE TO: CT, MD, NY
Shipping Weight: 30.10 lbs
Manufactured By: Bayer (Mfg. Number: 81001197)
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Merit Granular (by Bayer) is the longest lasting broad-spectrum grub control product on the market. Both curative and preventative, Merit Granules holds a ten-year record of 90% effectiveness on virtually every species of turf and ornamental pests. Merit even improves the quality of your turf. Merit 0.5 G is for broadcast application on and around turfgrass, ornamentals, trees, shrubs, flowers, groundcovers, and in and around commercial or residential buildings. Apply Merit 0.5 G uniformly over area being treated with normally used granular application equipment. Both drop-type and rotary-type spreaders may be used. Avoid using a spreader which would apply the product in narrow bands. For optimum control, product application should be followed by mechanical incorporation, irrigation, or rainfall, to help move the active ingredient into the soil.

Tips for Use

MERIT is most effective when applied prior to, or just after, egg lay. In most cases, adult emergence occurs in early summer, often after significant rainfall or irrigation, followed by mating and egg laying. This usually continues for four to six weeks. Under normal circumstances, Merit will provide residual white grub control for four months or longer in turf.

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  • 5 of 5 Stars

    Grub control that works

    By Jim on 04/04/2011

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    I have spent hundreds of dollars on different grub control products each year with the same result: grubs. Last year I discovered the 0.5 G Merit and thought that the extra strength might get it done. After years of frustration, this product worked as advertised.

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    61 of 62 people found this review helpful

  • 5 of 5 Stars

    White grubs and chinch bugs

    By Clarence on 07/03/2011

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    I have used this product now for several years and find that it is the only way to control my problem bugs. "Do My own Pest Control" has been a Godsend for me. Im able to afford to continue treating with Merit 0.5 granules and shipping was free. Im so happy I found "Do My own Pest Control". I plan on doing business with you for many years to come. Thanks Docmoss

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    33 of 34 people found this review helpful

  • 5 of 5 Stars

    This stuff works

    By Doug on 09/09/2012

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    I've been fighting with white grubs destroying my marathon 2 lawn for several years and had tried several products before, but they barely slowed down the spread. After one application of the Merit Granules the spread of the dead areas has ceased and visible recovery has begun. If you have white grubs, this stuff works.

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    31 of 31 people found this review helpful

  • 5 of 5 Stars

    best product ever

    By David on 09/18/2010

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    last year i awoke to find my yard over run by crows. During the day i would run outside and chase them away but they would return within the hour. The crows were destorying my lawn. So i called a professional lawn service and they promise to treat and end the problem. The day after the lawn was sprayed the crows continued tearing up my lawn. Even after a month later. At that point i searched the internet and found a product called" crowbegone". A cd with strange bird calls but after a month of use it to was a failure. The crows had won so i thought. Thats when i came across your wed site and purchase Merit G. In two words "It Works ". After chasing away the crows i applied Merit G and watered it in real good that evening. Within the first week i observed fewer crows on my lawn. By the second week the crows would land on the lawn and walk around looking for their grub meal but the kitchen was closed. After a month only one or two crows would check out the lawn and then walk away. Problem solved. Now my lawn is beautiful again. THANKS.

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    28 of 31 people found this review helpful

  • 5 of 5 Stars

    Recommended by MD Agriculture Exten

    By Mark on 09/19/2007

    Merit Granules was recommended by the Maryland Agriculture Extension. I have not tried it yet, but this recommendation speaks for itself.

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Questions & Answers

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How many square feet will one 30lb bag of Merit Granules cover?
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The 30lb bag of Merit Granules will cover between 16,000 sq ft - 21,400 sq ft depending on the usage rate needed. Please refer to the Merit Granules product label for complete usage instructions.

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How safe is Merit Granules around pets?

8000 sq ft yard, when will it be safe for my 2 small dogs to go back on the lawn after I treat it?
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Your pets should be out of the yard while you are applying the Merit Granules and while you are watering them in. Your pets can return to the area after the surface of the grass is dry, usually after about 5-6 hours.

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What should I use for grubs on my lawn?

Merit granular, Bayer or your suggestion? I am ready to attack!
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Merit Granule is actually manufactured by Bayer and is always our top recommendation for grub control. For best results, make application prior to egg hatch. To find out when grub egg hatch normally occurs in your area you should contact your local cooperative extension office.

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What happens if you apply Merit more than once a year?

i keep seeing that you should only apply it once a year. But what does it do if it is applied twice? I can't find any information on repercussions. does it harm the soil or the grass?
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You are able to apply Merit more than once a year but you cannot apply more than 80lbs of Merit per acre per year. While it will not harm the soil or the grass the EPA does limit how much product you are able to use in a given area per year.

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When you apply the Merit granules, does the chemical stay in the soil and protect grass planted later on?

when you apply the Merit granules for example in late June, does the chemical stay in the soil such that if you plant grass seed a couple months later in Sept, will the new grass have the systemic protection as well? or would the new grass be unprotected?
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The Merit that is applied will be in the soil for some time but it is trans-located through the plants that are in currently in place. Newly planted grass should be retreated.

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Merit 0.5 G Insecticide Granules 5 out of 5 stars Rating: 4.8 (52 Reviews / 93 Q&A)

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