Natural Guard Caterpillar Killer Spray with Bt - Questions & Answers

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  • Asked by Ray from Jackson, Michigan
    10/04/2013
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    What is the shelf life of Thuricide concentrate? Is it still good a year or two after date of purchase?
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    The shelf life of Thuricide Concentrate is 3-5 years from date of purchase if kept in a cool/room temp dry place.
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    160 of 173 people found this answer helpful.
  • Asked by Bert from Hickory, Nc
    10/05/2011
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    After Thuricide is applied how long till the vegetable is safe to eat?
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    According to the the Thuricide product label you may apply Thuricide up to and on the day of harvest.
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    65 of 73 people found this answer helpful.
  • Asked by Kris
    06/18/2011
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    Can Thuricide Concentrate be sprayed on the ground? Is it harmful to animals such as dogs?
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    Thuricide Concentrate is a very safe to use when the product label is followed. Be sure all pets and people are out of the area when Thuricide is being applied and they do not return until the area is dry. Thuricide Concentrate is labeled to be applied to fruits, vegetables, ornamentals and shade trees.
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    48 of 61 people found this answer helpful.
  • Asked by Kenneth from Moncks Corner Sc
    06/05/2013
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    Does heavy rain wash Thuricide off the plants and require respray?
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    Heavy rain should not wash off Thuricide. However, the label indicates you can incertain times apply at first sign of infestation and repeat at weekly intervals when needed. Please refer to the product label to verify if your use requires respray.
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    41 of 44 people found this answer helpful.
  • Asked by Sharon from Jacksonville, Fl
    06/15/2016
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    Is thuricide considered organic?
    I have an organic garden.
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    Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt)? (in the pest control form it is known as Thuricide) is a naturally occurring bacterium found in soils throughout the world. The Hi Yield Thuricide Concentrate is not organically certified and therefore would not be appropriate for an organic garden. However, we do offer the Southern Ag Thuricide BT Caterpillar Control which is OMRI certified and would be the appropriate Thuricide product for your organic garden. Be sure to read the Product Label before use.

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    29 of 34 people found this answer helpful.
  • Asked by Russ from Hampton, Va
    03/27/2016
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    How long can the unused solution of Thuricide Concentrate be stored?
    I mix a gallon of water with 2 oz. of Thuricide Concentrate.
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    It is recommended that you use a mixed gallon of Thuricide Concentrate within 24 hours. It will lose its efficacy if used after that time period. 

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    26 of 33 people found this answer helpful.
  • Asked by Denny from Albuquerque, Nm
    04/23/2016
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    How often should one spray Thuricide Concentrate on tomato plants?
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    Thuricide Concentrate should be applied when pest activity is first observed, and then every 5-7 days thereafter as needed. 

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    25 of 25 people found this answer helpful.
  • Asked by D. from Mocksville, Nc
    05/30/2013
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    Can Thuricide be used inside of Beehives ?
    Sprayed the wax inside of beehives to contol Wax Moths
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    According to the manufacturer this product will not harm honey bees.
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    20 of 23 people found this answer helpful.
  • Asked by Ilyas from Austin,tx
    07/21/2013
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    Does the thuricide concentrate stay on the vegetable and fruits and if it does is it harmful if you eat it
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    According to the the Thuricide product label you may apply Thuricide up to and on the day of harvest. It is not harmful to eat, you want to make sure to thoroughly wash the veggies and fruits.
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    19 of 20 people found this answer helpful.
  • Asked by Jana from Amherst, Ma
    06/13/2016
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    How long does the diluted mixture of Thuricide Concentrate last in the bottle?
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    Once the Thuricide Concentrate has been mixed, it must be used or discarded within 24 hours.

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    16 of 17 people found this answer helpful.
  • Asked by Russell from Vero Beach Florida
    07/06/2013
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    Does Thuricide kill catepillars on Snowbush plants?
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    Thuricide will kill catepillars on any plant you spray it on and is safe to be used on ornamentals, fruits and vegetables without harming them. Please let us know if you have any other questions.
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    16 of 18 people found this answer helpful.
  • Asked by Kenneth from Moncks Corner Sc
    06/05/2013
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    How long can Thuricide concentrate be stored
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    Thuricide Concentrate can be stored for 3-5 years if tightley closed and kept out of the heat.
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    12 of 13 people found this answer helpful.
  • Asked by Louis from Tucson, Az
    09/18/2017
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    How do I protect hummingbirds from an application of Natural Guard Caterpillar Killer Spray with Bt?
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    Natural Guard Caterpillar Killer Spray with Bt contains naturally occurring bacterium found in soils throughout the world that is not labeled to harm songbirds, other birds, wildlife or beneficial creatures when used as directed on the product label.  It is best to apply when they are not in the area and hope they do not return until dry.  Once the product has dried, it only has a toxicity level of that to kill something as small as an insect, and only those specific insects on the label.

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    12 of 13 people found this answer helpful.
  • Asked by Brad
    07/10/2011
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    Can Thuricide be used along with Spinosad to be more effective against borers and larvae?
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    We believe the answer is yes, but just to make sure we would recommend calling the manufacturer of Thuricide since they are the true experts on their own product.  You can reach them at 888-583-5296.
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  • Asked by Debra from Lagrange, Ga
    12/22/2011
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    Can thuricide concentrate be used as a drench to kill fungus gnat larve in house plants?
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    Thuricide concentrate is actually not labeled for fungus gnat larvae and so we are not sure of how effective it would be.  However, we do sell a product called Talstar One which is what we have always recommended for fungus gnats and works great.  You should also place your plants outside to dry out a little bit or cut down on how often you water them, if possible, and this will also decrease the fungus gnat reproduction cycle.
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  • Asked by Mary
    04/13/2011
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    Does Thuricide Concentrate fall into the pyrethroid category?
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    No. Thuricide is made up of Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) which a naturally occurring bacterium found in soils throughout the world. Pyrethroids are synthetic man-made insecticides.
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  • Asked by Anne from Jupiter, Fl
    04/29/2018
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    What are directions for use of the Natural Guard Caterpillar Killer Spray with BT?
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    Per the product label, mix 2oz. of Natural Guard Caterpillar Killer Spray with BT per 3 gallons of water (4 tsp. per gallon).  Apply at first sign of infestation and repeat at weekly intervals as needed to maintain control. Apply to thoroughly cover all foliage surfaces.  

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  • Asked by Lee from Bosque Farms
    10/22/2019
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    How do you apply Natural Guard Caterpillar Killer Spray with Bt?
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    According to the Natural Guard Caterpillar Killer Spray with Bt product label, always shake or stir this product thoroughly before use. Partially fill a hand pump sprayer with water before adding the application rate amount of product, then mix in product thoroughly and add the remaining amount of water. Spray leaf surfaces thoroughly, top and bottom, for complete control. Agitate regularly while spraying. Use all of the spray mixture within 24 hours.

    Fruits and Vegetables: 1.5 oz. per 3 gallons of water (1 tbsp per gallon)

    Shade trees and Ornamentals: 2 oz. per 3 gallons of water (4 tsp. per gallon)

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    6 of 6 people found this answer helpful.
  • Asked by David from Livonia, Michigan
    11/25/2013
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    Is it possible to control gypsy mothinfestations with application only to tree trunks?
    Mature an dvery tall trees prevent reaching leaves with spray.
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    Per the product label, mix 2 fl. ozs. of Thuricide per 3 gallons of water (4 tsp. per gallon) for a handsprayer or proportional amounts for a hose-end sprayer following Manufacturer’s
    Directions. Apply at first sign of infestation and repeat at weekly intervals when
    needed to maintain control. Apply to thoroughly cover all foliage surfaces of Shade Trees and Ornamentals for control.
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  • Asked by Jill from Sulphur, La
    06/09/2018
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    Can you water your tomato plants after treating with the Natural Guard Caterpillar Killer Spray with BT?
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    According to the the Natural Guard Caterpillar Killer Spray with Bt product label you may apply up to and on the day of harvest. It will not wash product away if watered, and it is not harmful to eat. You want to make sure to thoroughly wash the veggies and fruits before consuming.

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    4 of 5 people found this answer helpful.
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