Safari 20SG Systemic Insecticide with Dinotefuran - Questions & Answers

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  • Asked by Tommy from Rockford, Va
    06/23/2012
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    There does not seem to be any instructions for use of Safari as a basal truck spray. ie. Hemlock Wooly Adelgid
    A

    Safari can be applied as a basal trunk spray.  It is part of a product label that is distributed by the manufacturer.

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  • Asked by Kathy from Media, Pa
    04/13/2015
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    We plan on using this product on our ash tree for ash borer. When is good time to apply?
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    You  can apply the Safari 20SG Systemic Insecticide with Dinotefuran at any time as long as the ground is not frozen or when the plant is dormant. If you are already seeing activity then you can apply right away.
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  • Asked by Michele from Tiffin, Ohio
    06/19/2013
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    What is the half-life of this product with respect to the level of water PH when mixed?
    We are trying to see how long it takes the product to start to degrade and lose its effectiveness.
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    If kep out of the heat Safari 20SG Systemic Insecticide with Dinotefuran will last between 3-5 years. The mixed solution needs to be used within 24 hours of mixing.
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  • Asked by Henry from Lawrenceburg, Ky
    05/01/2016
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    What is the mix rate for Safari 20?
    I can't seem to find the mix rate for Safari 20 when used as a soil drench around ash trees to treat the Emerald Ash Borer. I did note that the mix could also be sprayed directly on the bark around the trunk of the tree. Which is more effective and requires the least amount of chemical?
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    The mixing ratio of Safari 20SG Systemtic Insecticide is 1.5 - 2.0 fl. oz. per inch of the trunk diameter. This needs to be mixed in at least 5-10 gallons of water. Remember, the important thing about using this product is that the water is a carrier. The amount of product is what is important. 

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  • Asked by John from Olympia, Wa
    06/19/2013
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    Does this kill bumblebees, honeybees or ladybugs?
    Does this kill bumblebees, honeybees or ladybugs?
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    Yes, Safari 20SG Systemic Insecticide with Dinotefuran is highly toxic to bees and may harm other beneficials.
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  • Asked by Isabelle from Houston, Texas
    06/08/2014
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    Will Safari kill white flies and aphids in an orchids greenhouse?
    How many times do I have to spray, and what is the application per gallon of water for misting system set 1:100? Is a 3lb size in liquid or solids??
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    Yes, Safari is labeled for white flies and aphids in a greenhouse. You would spray once and if it is necessary to do a second application, it should be done 14-21 days after the inital one. The application is 1:100. It is a water soluble granule.
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  • Asked by Chris from Makawao, Hi
    04/12/2013
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    How much Safari 20SG do I add to 1 gallon water?
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    The usage rate will depend on what you are using the product for. Please let us know what you will be using Safari for so we can better help you determine the correct usage rate for your needs.
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  • Asked by David from Venice, Fl
    11/21/2016
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    How much Safari should I mix with one gallon of water for soil drench to treat scale on Hibiscus?
    I have a Hibiscus tree and three bushes covered with armored scale. I want to do a soil drench and need to know how much Safari granules to mix in a gallon of water for a systemic application.
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    When doing a soil drench wtih Safari 20SG or any other systemic insecticide, the exact amount of water is not as important as using the correct amount of product. Your water is a carrier for the active ingredient, so you just need to use a sufficient volume of water to mix and apply the insecticide. To treat shrubs, you would use 3 to 6 grams (1.25 - 2.5 level teaspoons) of Safari 20SG per foot of shrub height, using 1-4 pints of water per foot of shrub height or per inch of trunk diameter for trees.

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  • Asked by James from Boles, Ar The Tree Is In Ft. Smith Ar.
    02/27/2013
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    Will Safari 20SG kill carpenter worms?
    I'm arborist and own a tree service; I've come across a Red Oak that has a number of problems, besides the borers for which I recommended a systemic insecticide {safari or Bayer landscape} , the tree also has misltoe, Hypoxylon canker which are being removed if the damage is to great. However the other day I found a couple carpenterworms in the tree and am concerned that there is a bigger infestation in the tree and was concerned that the systemic insecticides would not affect the carpenterworm.
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    Safari is not labeled for carpenter worm control and would likely only help provide control of the insects if they are sprayed directly before they bored beneath the bark. Systemic insecticides in general will not work for this pest because they live just beneath the bark. Unfortunately control is usually limited to only mechanical control by probing the tunnels with a wire to kill pupa, larva and eggs and then sealing the holes or destroying heavily infested trees.
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  • Asked by Williamthompson from Farmingdale Ny
    05/06/2015
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    I have a miniature weeping cherry tree planted three years ago it has soft scale will safari work?
    The tree has a 10 inch circumference trunk 6 foot tall 7 foot wide. Last year it looked very good this spring it looks quite ill I did spray it with seven and arbors oil.
    A
    Yes, Safari 20SG Systemic Insecticide with Dinotefuran is labeled for soft scale.
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  • Asked by James from Ephrata, Pa
    07/22/2019
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    How is Safari 20SG Systemic Insecticide with Dinotefuran mixed for drenching for spotted lanternflies?
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    Unfortunately there are no products known labeled for lanternfly control, including Safari. Spotted Lantern Fly is an invasive pest only found in certain areas of Pennsylvania right now. Penn State Extension has set up an entire website to help track and control this pest. Please visit this site for information on how to report this pest and non-chemical steps recommended:

    https://www.agriculture.pa.gov/Plants_Land_Water/PlantIndustry/Entomology/spotted_lanternfly/Pages/default.aspx

    Further information for homeowners can be found here:

    https://www.agriculture.pa.gov/Plants_Land_Water/PlantIndustry/Entomology/spotted_lanternfly/homeowners/Pages/default.aspx

    Some folks are treating trees with dinotefuran, although since these products are not yet labeled for this pest, we cannot be certain as to the efficacy.

    https://www.domyown.com/safari-20sg-systemic-insecticide-with-dinotefuran-p-2512.html

    When doing a soil drench wtih Safari 20SG or any other systemic insecticide, the exact amount of water is not as important as using the correct amount of product. Your water is a carrier for the active ingredient, so you just need to use a sufficient volume of water to mix and apply the insecticide. To treat shrubs, you would use 3 to 6 grams (1.25 - 2.5 level teaspoons) of Safari 20SG per foot of shrub height, using 1-4 pints of water per foot of shrub height or per inch of trunk diameter for trees.

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  • Asked by Gary from Green River, Wyoming
    04/28/2013
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    I bought Safari 20SG to spray cotton wood tress for scales-directions confusing
    Can you provide clearer instructions on how much Safari 20SG spray power to mix in a gallon of water to control scales on my cotton wood and apspen trees. The directions with the spray were very confusing for a spray tank sprayer. My Order NO.11615820 Thanks
    A
    For a foliar spray you can use 1.0 tsp per gallon of water to cover 200 sq ft.
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  • Asked by Kevin
    06/20/2014
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    What to use to rid scales on sago palms?
    Each time I cut back the leaves on my sego palm, the scales infest all the leaves and into the crown of the plant. Tried malathion, volck oil, systemic granuals, etc. but nothing seems to work.
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    We would recommend applying Safari for the treatment of scale. Please refer to the product label for mixing and application instructions..
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  • Asked by Rick from Oshkosh
    04/21/2016
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    What is the amount of Safari 20SG to add to a gallon sprayer for emerald ash borer?
    I have a gallon sprayer and Safari 20 G crystals but do not know exact amount to mix with a gallon of water
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    You would use 12 – 24 oz of Safari 20G per gallon of water if you are using as a basal trunk spray on trees or large shrubs per the product label.  If you are trying to spray as a foliar or broadcast spray for treatment of small areas: 1/2 - 1.0 tsp per gallon.  If you are trying to apply as a drench to the soil there is not going to be an amount per gallon but an amount per inch of shrub height or truck diameter.  Pages 10-11 explain the rates for this.

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  • Asked by Karen from Vicskburg, Ms
    05/06/2015
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    For how long does Safari kill insects on treated plants?
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    Safari 20SG Systemic Insecticide with Dinotefuran will typically be effective for 3-6 months following a systemic application to plants.
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  • Asked by Mary from Huntersville
    01/02/2015
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    Will Safari 20SG prepared as a soil drench control scale on a pin oak?
    Pin oak is planted in a 3 foot strip of soil between the road and sidewalk in a subdivision. No wonder it's stressed!
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    Safari is certainly labeled to control scale, but honestly if will control it or not will depend more on what type of scale it is (soft or armored) and what life cycle/stage it is in as more mature stages can be almost impossible to control. Can you give us more information or see if a pest control company in your area can identify the type of scale you have?
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  • Asked by Karl from Monroeville Nj
    04/10/2013
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    I understand that Safari will control bagworms. What's the best application for 30 foot pine trees?
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    Safari 20SG Systemic Insecticide with Dinotefuran can be used for bagworms at the following rates:

    Field Grown (In-Ground) Trees (Less than 24” diameter at breast height) 3-12 grams (1.25-5.0 level teaspoons) per inch of trunk diameter at breast height (DBH) 1.05-4.2 ounces per 10 inches of trunk diameter at breast height (DBH) For multi-stem trees, base rate on cumulative inches of diameter of all stems at breast height.

    Field Grown (In-Ground) Trees (24” diameter or greater at breast height) 6-12 grams (2.5-5.0 level teaspoons) per inch of trunk diameter at breast height (DBH) 2.1-4.2 ounces per 10 inches of trunk diameter at breast height (DBH) For multi-stem trees, base rate on cumulative inches of diameter of all stems at breast height.

    Apply in enough water to wet the lower 12” of trunk and surrounding soil sur- face. Apply in a one foot wide band over base of trunk and soil down cen- ter of hedgerow. To improve performance, rake back mulch before application.

     

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  • Asked by Ivy from Aspen, Colorado
    02/21/2013
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    To control spidermites on a tropical plant in a home should I Safari systemic granules or foliar spray?
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    Safari 20SG cannot be used indoors and it is not labeled for spider-mite control. We are unaware of any systemic product that is labeled for indoor use for spider-mite control. Instead we would recommend a foliage spray product such as Talstar P which is labeled for use on ornamental plants indoors and is also labeled for spider-mites.
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  • Asked by Dinah from Texas
    11/26/2013
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    How much do I need to treat a sago palm for cycade scale?
    What are the proportions to dilute Safari? How much Safari product do I need to treat the palm 5-6 times? Will Safari kill the existing scale (so that I don't have to cut off the infested leaves), or do I still need to cut all infested leaves (which is almost all the leaves) and only treat whatever will be left of the palm with Safari?
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    The dilution rate for a foliar spray would be 1.0 tsp per gallon of water to cover 200 sq ft. We recommend that you speak with the manufacturer of Safari so they can provide additional treatment options and times using their product. Valent Corp 800.682.5368
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  • Asked by Jason from Cleveland, Oh
    05/20/2018
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    How much Safari 20SG do I use for EAB treatment?
    Hi, I’m trying to figure the correct amount of Safari granules to add to one gallon of water to use in my garden sprayer. I am treating 6 smaller ash trees approx. 7-8” diameter each. Thank you.
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    You can use Safari 20SG as either a soil drench around the base of the trees or as a basal trunk treatment. If you are using a 1 gallon sprayer, then it sounds like you are wanting to do a basal trunk treatment. You would use 12 – 24 oz per gallon of water.  Depending on bark type and thickness, one gallon of spray solution will typically cover 65-85” of cumulative trunk diameter. 

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