Up - Star Gold Granular Insecticide

Up - Star Gold Granular Insecticide

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Up-Star Gold Granular Insecticide is specially formulated to help eliminate more than 125 insects on lawns and gardens. It contains 0.2% Bifenthrin as its active ingredient which is effective in killing and controlling ants (including imported fire ants), mole crickets, armyworms, cutworms, weevil, leafhoppers, mealybugs, centipedes, chinch bugs, fleas, and other insect pests. It is fully EPA-labeled for a wide range of uses across the market. Its unique formulation is also cost-effective, making it more convenient and economical to use. 

Features and Specs

Active Ingredient Bifenthrin - 0.2%
Target pests Armyworms, Cutworms, Sod Webworm, Annual Bluegrass, Weevil, Billbugs, Black Turfgrass, Ataenius, Leafhoppers, Mealybugs, Ants, Centipedes, Chinch Bugs, Fleas, Imported Fire Ants, Millipedes, Mole Cricket, Mole, Ticks.
For use in Gardens and lawns in landscaped areas and perimeters around residential, institutional, public, commercial, and industrial buildings, parks, recreational areas, and athletic fields.
Application At the discretion of the applicator, the product may be applied at up to 0.4 lb. per acre to control pests listed in the label. However, for residential lawn use, do not apply more than 0.2 lbs. per acre per application.
Pet safe Yes, if followed by directions on the label.
Formulation Granules.
NOT FOR SALE TO NY (Restricted To Licensed Applicators Only)
Special Features Fully EPA labeled for uses across several markets. Economical to use and cost-effective.
Shipping Weight 25.00 lbs
Manufacturer United Phosphorus Inc.
EPA Registration 70506-73

Details

DIRECTIONS FOR USE:

Do not apply more than 0.2 lb. active ingredient (a.i.) per acre per application on residential use sites (i.e., around private homes,apartment buildings, condominiums, non-agricultural outbuildings, non-commercial greenhouses, pre-schools or day care facilities). Application at up to 0.4 lb. a.i. per acre per application is allowed on non-residential use sites (i.e., around institutional, public, commercial or industrial buildings; parks; recreational areas or athletic fields).

Do not broadcast apply more than 0.4 lbs. a.i. (200 lbs. UP-Star Gold Granular) per acre per year.

For ground application only. Do not apply by air.

Do not apply within 25 feet of lakes, reservoirs, rivers, permanent streams, marshes or natural ponds, estuaries and commercial fish farm ponds.

Do not use on golf courses, sod farms, nurseries, in commercial greenhouses or on grass grown for seed.

LAWN AND PERIMETER APPLICATIONS:

Lawn Application: Broadcast UP-Star Gold Granular Insecticide with appropriate application equipment which ensures uniform coverage.

APPLICATION RATES:

The application rates listed in the following table are recommended for control of the listed pests under typical conditions. At the discretion of the applicator, UP-Star Gold Granular may be applied at up to 0.4 lb a.i./A to control the pests listed in the label. However, for residential lawn use, do not apply more than 0.2 lbs. a.i./A per application.

Armyworms, Cutworms, Sod Webworm - 50 lbs./A or 1.15 lbs./1000 sq. ft.

  • For best control, irrigate the treated area with as much as 0.1 inches of water immediately after application to activate the insecticide.

Annual Bluegrass, Weevil (Hyperodes) (Adult), Billbugs (Adult), Black Turfgrass, Ataenius (Adult), Leafhoppers, Mealybugs - 50-100 lbs./A Or 1.15-2.3 lbs./1000 sq. ft.

  • Annual Bluegrass Weevil (Hyperodes) Adults: Time application to control adult weevils as they leave their overwintering sites and move into grass areas. This movement usually starts when Forsythia is in full bloom and finishes when flowering dogwood is in full bloom. Consult your State Cooperative Extension Service for more specific information regarding application timing.
  • Billbug Adults: Make first application when adult billbugs are first seen during April and May. In temperate regions, spring applications for billbug adults will also control over-wintered chinch bugs.
  • Black Turfgrass Ataenius Adults: Apply in May and July to control the first and second generation of black turfgrass ataenius adults, respectively. Time the May application to coincide with the full bloom stage of Vanhoutte spiraea (Spiraea vanhouttei) and horse chestnut (Aesulus hippocastanum). Time the July application to match the blooming of Rose of Sharon (Hibiscus syriacus).

Ants, Centipedes, Chinch Bugs, Fleas (Larvae), Fleas (Adult), Imported Fire Ants (Adult), Imported Fire Ants (Mounds), Millipedes, Mole Cricket (Adult), Mole Cricket (Nymph), Ticks - 100-200/A Or 2.3-4.6 lbs./1000 sq. ft.

  • Chinch Bugs: Chinch bugs infest the base and thatch layers of grass. Irrigate the treated area with as much as 0.25 inches of water immediately after application to activate the insecticide. Chinch bugs are difficult to control in grasses; higher application rates may be necessary to control populations that contain both nymphs and adults during the summer.
  • Flea Larvae: Flea larvae develop in the soil of shady areas that are available to pets or other animals. Irrigate the treated area with as much 0.5 inches of water immediately following application to activate the insecticide.
  • Imported Fire Ants: For best control, combine broadcast applications with mound treatments. This technique will control both foraging workers and newly mated fly-in queens. Apply to moist soil, irrigating before application if necessary. For broadcast treatments, apply up to 0.4 a.i./A. For mounds, apply 1/2 cup of UP-Star Gold Granular per mound and then drench the mound with 1 to 2 gallons of water. Treat mounds to break their apex and allow the insecticide solution to flow into the ant tunnels. Also treat a four foot diameter circle around the mound. Best results will be obtained if spraying is done in cool weather (65-80 deg F) or in early morning or late evening hours. This treatment will kill the queen within 24 hours. Note: a spray rig that is calibrated to apply 0.1 lb. a.i./A (20 ounces) of BIFENTHRIN Flowable in 2.5 gallons per 1,000 sq. ft. contains the approximate dilution (1 teaspoon per gallon) that is required for fire ant mound drenches in the spray tank. Application of 0.25 lb./acre of UP-Star Gold Granular will give six months residual activity for control of foraging imported Fire Ants and newly mated fly-in queens.
  • Mole Cricket Adults: Control of adult mole crickets is difficult because grass areas are subject to continuous invasion during the early spring. Apply as late in the day as possible and water in with as much as 0.5 inches of water immediately following treatment. Apply to moist soil, irrigating before application if necessary to bring the mole crickets closer to the soil surface where they will come in contact with insecticide. Grass areas infested with adult mole crickets should be treated at peak egg hatch for optimum control of subsequent nymph populations (see below).
  • Mole Cricket Nymphs: Grass areas that were heavily infested in the spring should be treated immediately prior to peak egg hatch, because young nymphs are more susceptible to insecticides and they are located near the soil surface where the insecticide is most concentrated. Control of larger, more damaging, nymphs later in the year may require both higher application rates and more frequent applications. Applications should be made as late in the days as possible and should be watered in with up to 0.5 inches of water immediately after treatment. Apply to moist soil, irrigating before application if necessary to bring the mole crickets closer to the soil surface where they will come in contact with insecticide.
  • Ticks (including ticks that transmit Lyme Disease and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever): Do not make spot applications, but treat the entire area where exposure to ticks may occur. Use higher application rates when treating areas with dense ground cover or heavy leaf litter. Ticks may be reintroduced from surrounding areas on host animals. Do not allow public use of treated areas during application.
  • Deer ticks (Ixodes sp.) have a complex life cycle that ranges over a two year period and involves four life stages. Apply in mid to late spring to control larvae and nymphs that live in the soil and leaf litter.
  • American dog ticks are commonly found along paths or roadways where humans are likely to pass. Apply as necessary from mid-spring to early fall to control larvae, nymphs and adults.

Pillbugs, Sowbugs, European Crane Flies - 200/A

In New York State, this product may NOT be applied to any grass or turf area within 100 feet of a water body (lake, pond, river, stream, wetland, or drainage ditch).
In New York State, do make a single repeat application of UP-Star Gold Granular if there are signs of renewed insect activity, but not sooner than two weeks after the first application.

Perimeter Application:

Apply to ground area 5 to 10 feet wide around and adjacent to the structure.

Boundary Applications: Apply to soil areas, ornamental gardens, pavement crevices, fencelines, planter areas, vegetation areas, and mulch areas.

For treatment of fire ant mounds: Sprinkle 1/2 cup UP-Star Gold Granular Insecticide on each mound and then drench each mound with 1 to 2 gallons of water, using enough force to break its apex and allow the insecticide to flow into the tunnels. Best results will be obtained by applying in cool weather (65 to 80 deg F) or in early morning or late evening hours. Treat new mounds as they appear. If food utensils such as teaspoons and measuring cups are used to measure insecticide, they should not be used for food purposes afterward.

INDUSTRIAL NON-AGRICULTURAL APPLICATIONS:

(Including Industrial Sites, Parks, Ball Fields and Cemeteries)

Broadcast Spot Applications to control actively foraging ants (including Imported Fire Ants): Make a uniform broadcast of 2.3 to 4.8 lbs. UP-Star Gold Granular Insecticide per 1000 sq. ft. (0.2 to 0.4 lbs. a.i./Acre). See the comments section under Lawn Applications for additional rate recommendations.

Application to Pad-Mounted Electrical Sites to lessen or eliminate ant mound-building: distribute 1.0 to 1.5 tablespoons (0.06 to 0.09 lbs.) of UP-Star Gold Granular Insecticide evenly per 4 sq. ft. of mounting pad. If existing transformers are completely or partially filled with soil which has been excavated by resident ants, first remove any excess fill and level the remaining soil before application is made. If food utensils such as tablespoons are used to measure insecticide, they must not be used for food purposes afterward.

Note: Ants are most attracted to electrical transformers in the Fall or early Spring. For best results, make treatment in these cooler months.

SEE LABEL FOR COMPLETE RATES AND INSTRUCTIONS.

ENVIRONMENTAL HAZARDS:

This pesticide is extremely toxic to fish and aquatic invertebrates. Do not apply directly to water or to areas where surface water is present or to intertidal areas below the mean high water mark. Do not apply when weather conditions favor drift from treated areas. Drift and run-off from treated areas may be hazardous to aquatic organisms in neighboring areas. Do not contaminate water when disposing of equipment washwaters or rinsate.

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Can cows continue to graze on an area treated with Up - Star Gold Granular Insecticide?

After treatment can cows stay on treated area or is there a time period they need to be off

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Up - Star Gold Granular Insecticide is not labeled for grazing areas. Animals can not graze in the treated area and would need to stay off of the treated area for at least 1 year if it was already applied. 

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