It is recommended to apply Orthene 97 Spray Insecticide when you are not expecting any rainfall/not to irrigate within 24 hours of the application of the product.
Orthene 97 Spray Insecticide is labeled for a few edible crops such as soybeans and bell peppers, but it is not approved for use on tomatoes or peas. A popular general insecticide for edibles is Fertilome Triple Action with 70% Neem Oil. If you would like to provide us with more information about the pest you are treating, then we would be happy to make a more specific recommedation for you.
Orthene 97 Spray Insecticide can be applied to White Oak. You would dilute 1 teaspoon per gallon of water.
Yes, Orthene 97 Spray Insecticide can be applied to fire ant mounds in residential turf. Per the product label: Apply 1 gal. of mix to each mound area by sprinkling the mound until it is wet and treat a 4 foot diameter circle around the mound. For best results apply the material in the early morning or late afternoon when the ants are most active. Applications made under prolonged hot and dry conditions may be ineffective due to the location of the ants deep within the nest.
For broadcast applications and broader control of the colony, we would suggest using Extinguish Plus as it also contains an IGR to stop the reproduction process and fully eliminate the colony.
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. Talstar P 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.