Orthene 97 Spray Insecticide is used for insect pests on trees, ornamentals and turf. Its powerful active ingredient, Acephate, works in two ways. First, Orthene 97 Spray kills insects on contact, then it penetrates plant tissue for local systemic control. No worries about rain or irrigation because plants will absorb this product within 24 hours. This product is safe to be applied without a mask due to low vapor pressure, low oral and dermal toxicity, and volatility. Orthene 97 Spray is for non crop area ant control, sod farms, outdoor and perimeter spray, trees and shrubs, greenhouse and outdoor floral crops, ground covers, and golf courses.
Aphid, Grasshoppers, Mealybugs, Orangedogs, White flies, Ants (excluding carpenter, fire, harvester and pharaoh), Black Vine, Weevil, Strawberry Root Weevil, Lace Bug, Leafroller, Birch, Moth Larvae, Scales, and others * See Label for complete list
For use in:
Turf-grass: Golf Courses, Sod Farms (except when applying to mounds or spot treatment for fire ant and harvester ant control) Trees & Shrubs: Greenhouses (Commercial Only - Ornamental, Floral & Foliage plants, and Tobacco by Float-bed Application), Ground Covers and Golf Courses * See Label for complete list
0.5 - 1 lb. per acre * See Label for complete application instructions
For use on turf, use limited to sod farms and golf courses, except when applying to mound or spot treatment for fire ant and harvester ant control.
Do not apply with low pressure handwand except for control of fire ants as a mound treatment and when used on ornamental trees, shrubs and floral plants grown for non-agricultural or non-commercial use.
Not for indoor residential use. For greenhouse use, use is limited to commercial greenhouses for use on ornamental, floral and foliage plants and tobacco (floatbed application).
This product and its degradate are highly toxic to bees exposed to direct treatment on blooming crops or weeds. Do not apply this product or allow it to drift to blooming crops or weeds while bees are actively visiting the treatment area.
I have used this insecticide for many years. It is easy to mix. I recently learned that it can travel through both the phylum and xylum (sp) plant tissues. That means that it can go both up and down in a plant, giving much better protection against insects. It has an EPA code word of CAUTION, so it isn't as toxic as many other insecticides.
Orthene 97 is a good chemical control for thrips on roses. I've been using an organic pest control spray but still having problems with thrips. (Thrips are tiny and love to attack the buds and blossoms on roses.) I've used Orthene before and found it effective. Works very well.
Can safely be applied to pecan trees? If so what's the best method for application?
No, Orthene 97 Spray Insecticide is not safe to use on nut trees or any other edibles. However, we do have products that can be safely and effectively used on pecan trees such as Martin's Dominion Tree and Shrub. Martin's Dominion is a systemic similar to Orthene 97 and can also be used as a foliar spray. Be sure to read the product label before use and if you have further questions you can reach us at 866-581-7378.
Orthene 97 is not really labeled for roach control and should only be used outdoors. In most cases it would be best to use one of our Roach Control Kits to ensure that you have the best products necessary for complete roach control.
How many gallons can a can of Orthene 97 Spray Insecticide make?
I have bag worms.
Orthene Spray 97 Insecticide is not for residential use. The amount of product that the can will make will depend on the application. We cannot find any systemic insecticides that are labeled for bagworm control. Acephate 75 was labeled for bagworm control but due to new EPA regulations they were forced to change the label and exclude using the product as a systemic. You should also note that systemic products are not the best choice if you already have damaging pests present because the products can take weeks or even months to translocate through large trees from soil applications. The best treatment for bagworms is a direct foliar spray with Talstar. Talstar P is the #1 recommended product for bagworm control. TalstarP is known to have a very low toxicity for mammals making it safe to use around people and pets. Please visit the Talstar P product page where you can review the product label as well as the MSDS. Talstar P applications should start in April and continue monthly through June for bagworm control. Be sure foliage is sprayed thorughly to the point of runoff to achieve adequate coverage.