FMC Triple Crown T&O Insecticide is safe for pets to be around after the treated area has dried. This can take 2-3 hours.
Per the Triple Crown product label the exact instructions for turf application are: Chinch Bugs infest the base of grass plants and are often found in the thatch layer. Irrigation of the grass area before treatment will optimize the penetration of the insecticide to the area where the chinch bugs are located. Use higher volume applications if the thatch layer is excessive or if a relatively long mowing height is being maintained. Chinch Bugs can be one of the most difficult pests to control in grasses and the higher application rates (Up to 0.8 fluid oz. per 1000 square feet) may be required to control populations that contain both nymphs and adults during the middle of the summer. For low volume applications you can use less than 2 gallons/1000 square feet or up to 10 gallons of water per area when treating dense grass foliage for uniform coverage. So yes it may only take you 1 gallon to cover the area if thin grass. You would not be treating ornamental areas for chinch bugs as that is not where they are found.
FMC Triple Crown T&O Insecticide is a concentrate that you will dilute with water. You will use between 10 and 35 oz. per acre depending on what you are treating for. Please consult the product label to find the specific rate for your needs.
FMC Triple Crown T&O Insecticide is labeled for adult fleas, beetles, scale crawlers and other listed pests at 7.5 oz/100 gallons of water for ornamental applications and 0.46-.8 fl zo per 1,000 sq ft.
Triple Crown T&O Insecticide will be more effective and faster actcing due to it’s 3 active ingredients, compared to Arena’s single active ingredient.
Triple Crown T&O Insecticide should be applied during the cooler times of the day, when temps are below 80 degrees.
Triple Crown T&O Insecticide is not labeled to be used in areas horses would graze so we cannot recommend you do so. We would recommend contacting the manufacturer directly for confirmation on reentry time. To our knowledge, it is recommend to keep grazing animals out of the treated areas for the entire growing season or up to 1 year. FMC can be reached at 800-321-1362
Control will be optimized by combining broadcast applications that will control foraging workers and newly mated fly-in queens with mound drenches that will control existing colonies. If the soil is not moist, then it is important to irrigate before application or use a high volume application. Apply broadcast treatments at 0.46 to 0.80 fluid oz. per 1,000 square feet. Use enough finished volume to penetrate thatch or sod. Treat mounds by applying 0.80 oz Triple Crown T&O Insecticide per mound in 1 to 2 gallons water by sprinkling the mound until it is wet and treat 3 feet out around the mound. Use the higher volume for mounds larger than 12”. Treat mounds with sufficient force to break their apex and allow the insecticide solution to flow into the ant tunnels. For best results, apply in cool weather (65 - 80°F) or in early morning or late evening hours. Do not broadcast apply more than 0.88 fl oz/1000 square feet (50 fl oz/A) per year.