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Scott from Omaha, Ne writes,

Why is Avid "not recomended" to use as a drench?

Will it not work? Not comfortable spraying my indoor palms indoors or even in garage during the winter when mites are more of a issue.


Avid is not a true systemic insecticide that is absorbed through the plants, and the product label does not have any application directions for drenching. Many of the target insects, such as spider mites, cannot be treated with a drench, rather they must be treated topically. Avid does have some translaminar movement, which means the active ingredient can move through the leaf surface, but it does not move through the rest of the plant.

Answer last updated on: 06/16/2017

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