Venom Insecticide

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Venom Insecticide

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3.5 out of 5 stars Rating: 3.5

2 Reviews | 8 Q&A

Product Overview

This product is intended for use on large areas of crops and is not intended for use over small areas less than an acre.  Venom is very difficult to measure for small applications such as a one gallon sprayer. 

Venom Insecticide is made with dinotefuran, the leading product for control of the brown marmorated stink bug on crops.  The EPA has recently reduced restrictions on venom insecticide due to the devestation to crops on the east coast from the brown marmorated stink bug.  Venom insecticide from Valent, is for control of sucking and chewing insects on crops such as cotton, fruiting vegetables, leafy vegetables and potatoes among others.  Venom insecticide should be applied from a tank sprayer or hand sprayer and should not be applied by equipment connected to a public water system.  Venom Insecticide is toxic to bees exposed to direct treatment or to residue on blooming crops and weeds. Do not apply Venom Insecticide or allow it to drift onto blooming plants if bees are actively foraging in the treated area.

Features and Specs

Active Ingredient Dinotefuran 70%
Target pests Sucking and chewing insects including brown marmorated stink bug, Banded Wing Whitefly, Leafhopper, Plant Bug, Silverleaf Whitefly, Sweetpotato Whitefly, Thrips, Leafminer, Whiteflies, Colorado Potato Beetle, Flea Beetle, Grape Mealybug, Glassy-Winged Sharpshooter, Psyllid
For use in cotton, cucurbits, fruiting vegetables, grape, head & stem brassica, leafy vegetables and potato
AZ, CO, CT, MA, MD, ME, NJ, NV, RI, VT (Restricted To Licensed Applicators Only)
Shipping Weight 1.19 lbs
Manufacturer Valent Usa Corp
EPA Registration 59639-135


Higher water volumes provide improved insect control. Begin applications when first pest activity is noticed
or when insects reach threshold levels per State and County Extension Service recommendations. Repeat
as needed to maintain control, but not more often than every 1 4 days. For best results, time application before a damaging population becomes established. Under severe pest pressure, use the higher
recommended rates. The rate applied affects the length of control. Use the high rate where infestations occur later in crop development, or where pest pressure is continuous. Venom Insecticide may be mixed and/or alternated with commonly used insecticides to comply with local IPM and resistance management programs. To optimize resistance management practices, no more than three (3) applications of Venom Insecticide per growing season are allowed.

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  • 5 of 5 Stars

    Awesome Product and DOES kill stink bugs

    By Jg on 08/01/2014

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    This is a great product and works well on a variety of pests. It is the same chemical used in flea products on dogs and cats and is known for very rapid speed of kill. Had a ton of stink bugs that I was previously sucking up with the shop vac since no other pesticides did any good at killing them. Despite another reviewer that said it would not kill them, I can telll you first hand that it DOES in fact kill stink bugs within 5 or 10 minutes. Since they then fall to the floor or ground it makes them a lot easier to deal with. Potent stuff, so have to dilute properly but works really well.

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  • 2 of 5 Stars

    Great Stuff... Kinda...

    By John on 05/16/2020

    Neonicotinoids, a great product. Right up till the bee keeper takes a swing at you for not telling him that the field was treated with it the week before. When I was kid the old man used to boil a can of bugler and spray the 2.5 acre garden we had. This stuff isn't a tenth of the price, but makes it so hard for pollination.

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I've got stink bugs to burn, and have just ordered Venom to help begin to control them.

I've read the label for application rates, but, as you know, they're designed for farm/orchard applications, not home gardens. What would be the conversion to a per-gallon-of-water rate, assuming use on fruit trees and vegetables? Any help would be greatly appreciated. They've destroyed all our fruit for the past two years. I'm considering collecting them and letting them loose in the Chinese Embassy.

You are correct that Venom is intended more for large agricultural areas greater in size than an acre.  It is very difficult to measure a per gallon rate, because the label says to use 1 to 5 ounces (depending on what pest) over an acre.  Products like Venom do not give an amount of water to mix it with because it doesn't matter if you mix the product with 1 gallon of water or 50 gallons of water, as long as that amount of product is spread over that amount of square footage.  So if you only had a 1000 square feet to treat and you wanted to apply at the 3 ounce per acre rate, which is using 3 ounces over 43,560 square feet, this works out to be about .0698 of an ounce, or about 2 grams per 1000 square feet.  It does not matter if you put the 2 grams in a gallon of water or 10 gallons of water, as long as it is spread over 1000 square feet equally.  2 grams is a little less than half of a teaspoon. 

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Can I trunk spray Venom for EAB?

I have numerous large ash trees on an acre lot in southern Wisconsin with trunk diameters of greater than 60". I am looking for a simpler less expensive method to prevent damage by EAB than soil soak or trunk injection. Safari advertises trunk spray and uses the same active ingredient. (Dinotefuran)

Venom is labeled for specific crops only and is not labeled for spraying trees or for emerald ash borers. We cannot recommend using Venom for any type of off labeled uses even though it shares the same active ingredient as another product that is labeled for your intended use. We would still recommend using Safari or an imidacloprid product such as Adonis to help prevent Emerald Ash Borers from infesting your trees.

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How should I mix Venom to obtain the same stength product as Safari?

Venom is labeled 70% and Safari as 20%. I assume Venom is dry granules?

Venom Insecticide is a water dispersible granule.  Venom is intended more for large agricultural areas greater in size than an acre.  We cannot give mixing instructions to obtain the same strength with the Venom as the Safari as you must follow the instructions on each product label to ensure correct application and use of the product.  The usage rates depend on what you are using the product for.

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What is the difference between Venom Insecticide and Safari, other than the 20% of Dinotefuran?

Venom Insecticide can be applied to edibles and has a higher percentage of active ingredient, whereas Safari is more designed for ornamentals. Safari can be used on some edible plants listed on the product label.

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Can this product be sprayed on siding as a repellent?

We live right next to a corn field that is infested, we have sealed the house as well as we can but want to spray the house if it will help. We already have thousands of nymphs and adults around. Last year was horrible. I had tens of thousands.

Venom is only labeled for use on vegetation and is not a repellent product. We recommend that you use Demon WP on the exterior of your home to help kill stink bugs before they move indoors. You should spray Demon WP outdoors around your door frames, window frames, vents, eaves, around the bottom of your foundation, and any other crack or crevice where an insect could gain entry once a month August-November for best results. We also have the new Strube Stink Bug Trap available for use indoors and outdoors.

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Venom Insecticide 3.5 out of 5 stars Rating: 3.5 (2 Reviews / 8 Q&A)

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