Orthene 97 Spray Insecticide - Questions & Answers

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  • Asked by Juan from Bayamon, Pr
    07/24/2013
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    I want to use Orthene 97 to control pests on bonsai, what would be the amount of orthene per gallon of water?
    The instructions in the label specify an amount of Orthene 97 per acre of land.
    A
    You want to use .2 fluid ounces of Orthen 75 into one gallon of water.
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  • Asked by Mike from Phx, Az
    06/26/2013
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    How do you use Orthene 97 as a soil drench for controlling root aphids?
    What are the mixing requirements for this product when applying as a soil drench?
    A
    The product label for Orthene Spray 97 Insecticide does not give instructions for using as a soil drench for root aphids only as a foliar application.
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  • Asked by Suzi from Hobbs Nm
    03/18/2014
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    Can safely be applied to pecan trees? If so what's the best method for application?
    A
    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.
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  • Asked by Franklin from Maryland
    08/13/2016
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    Can Orthene 97 be used for roaches?
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    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. 

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  • Asked by Abraham from Corsicana,tx
    04/15/2014
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    Can I spray Orthene 97 on termites?
    I found some termites on my bathroom walls and I am Taking the walls down this coming Friday 4/18/14 can I spray Orthene 97?
    A
    Orthene 97 Spray Insecticide is used for insect pests on trees, ornamentals and turf and is not labeled for residential use or for termites. 
    You will need to determine what kind of termite you have for us to direct you on the best treatment method. If you have drywood termites, you could drill holes into the galleries and inject a product like Termidor Foam to expand and eliminate the colony. You will only be injecting the foam into the studs and around where the activity is, not filling the entire wall void. It would be hard to determine exactly how many cans you would need withouth knowing where you are primarily seeing activity. If you have subterranean termites, you will need to do a trench treatment around the home to eliminate the colony in the ground with a product like Termidor SC. Termidor SC will last in the soil for at least 10 years to both eliminate your current termites and prevent any new ones from entering the home. The Termidor SC trench treatment would kill the existing termites in the wall of your home as well, but you could always do a spot treatment with the Termidor Foam to help speed up the process along with the trench treament. You can see how a homeowner can treat there home for subterranean termites in our article "How To Do A Termite Treatment"
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  • Asked by Michael from New Bern, Nc
    08/18/2017
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    How much Orthene 97 Spray Insecticide will I mix per gallon of water?
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    The application rate for Orthene 97 Spray Insecticide will vary depending on what you are treating for and where you are treating.  Please refer to the product label for specific appliacation instructions.

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  • Asked by James from Watertown Tn.
    07/16/2014
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    How many gallons can a can of Orthene 97 Spray Insecticide make?
    I have bag worms.
    A
    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.
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  • Asked by Wanda from Nashville, Ga
    05/08/2016
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    Is Orthene 97 Spray Insecticide good for bed bugs?
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    Orthene 97 Spray Insecticide is not labeled for bedbugs or use on residential property. Please take a few moments to read over our article How to Get Rid of Bedbugs to learn how to implement a successful bedbug control program.
     

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  • Asked by Jim from Fl
    06/23/2019
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    How soon can I water orchids after spraying with Orthene 97 Spray Insecticide?
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    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.

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  • Asked by Traci from Newton Al
    07/05/2014
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    How long do you wait to pick peas and butter beans after spraying Orthene 97 Spray Insecticide?
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    Orthene 97 Spray Insecticide is not labeled to be sprayed on any type of edibles. What exactly are you treating for so that we can make a better recommendation?
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  • Asked by Ruth from Holly Pond, Al
    06/01/2016
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    Can I use Orthene 97 Spray Insecticide on my food plants, such as tomatoes and peas?
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    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. 

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  • Asked by A. from Broussard
    05/16/2015
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    Can Orthene be used on staghorn and footed ferns without causing damage?
    I have fern scale on staghorns and footed ferns. Can Orthene 97 be used without causing damage to ferns? Also, how to mix? How much/gallon of water? Thank you.
    A
    Orthene 97 Spray Insecticide is NOT specifically labeled for scale on staghorn ferns. We recommend that you contact your local cooperative extension office for a recommendation. They can determine if the fern has scale or fungus. Excessive moisture and poor air circulation could also play a part in the planted areas and they will determine if this is also a factor. Most scale treatments for staghorn fern applications will be the use of horticultural oils and/or insecticidal soaps.
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  • Asked by Vineet from Auckland
    02/04/2017
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    Can Orthene 97 Spray Insecticide be used to treat for roaches?
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    Orthene 97 Spray Insecticide is not labeled to treat for roaches. Please see our Roach Treatment Guide for information on how to treat and prevent roaches, and the best products to use. 

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  • Asked by Angela from Miramar, Fl
    03/03/2018
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    How can I eliminate smell of Orthene 97 Spray Insecticide from inside the house?
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    Orthene 97 Spray Insecticide is not labeled to be used inside homes and we are not aware of anything that can be done to help eliminate the odor of an off label application.  You can thoroughly clean surfaces it was applied to but really only time is going to eliminate the odor.

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  • Asked by Dennis from Royal Palm Beach, Fl
    07/19/2014
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    How do I convert Oz weight to percent dilution in water?
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    Please refer to pages 5 - 17 on the prodcut label for dilution rates. The label tells the teaspoons per gallon of water, ounces and application instructions. At the top of page 5, there is a chart to help break down the lbs, to ounces to teaspoons for your application. You may also contact the manufacturer directly at 888-462-6822.
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  • Asked by Rick from Houston
    08/07/2018
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    Can Orthene 97 Spray Insecticide be used on fire ant mounds?
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    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.  

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  • Asked by Joe from Lexington, Sc
    08/13/2015
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    Would Orthene 97 Spray Insecticide work on a White Oak tree?
    I will be spraying the area where we have removed dead bark because of slime flux. If so, how much do I use per gallon of water?
    A

    Orthene 97 Spray Insecticide can be applied to White Oak. You would dilute 1 teaspoon per gallon of water. 

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  • Asked by Rick from Mifflinburg, Pa
    11/19/2017
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    Will Orthene 97 work for bagworm treatment?
    A

    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.

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  • Asked by Alika from Austin, Tx
    06/23/2014
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    Does Orthene 97 work on Leaf Cutter ants if so whats the ratio for 1 gal of water?
    A
    Orthene 97 is not labeled for the eradication of leaf cutter ants. Leaf cutter ants can be a difficult pest to get rid of. The colonies are large and the ants make their own food so poison baits only have limited effects on this species of ants. According to several university websites, Maxforce Complete Bait Granules containing hydramethylnon are some what effective, though they will usually eliminate only about 30% of a large colony in one treatment and will need to be reapplied several times.  Deltagard granules is one of the only products actually labeled for leaf cutter ants. The product label recommends treating the mound directly and lightly watering the granules in. Again it may take several treatments to get the desired results. We also recommend contacting your local cooperative extension office to see if they have any recommendations for products that have worked for other people in your region.
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  • Asked by Jo from Morehead
    11/07/2017
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    Can Orthene 97 Spray Insecticide kill bedbugs?
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    Orthene 97 Spray Insecticide is only labeled for outdoor use. This product cannot be used indoors for bedbugs.

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