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How to Select Plant Control Products

Herbicides (Weed Killers) and Plant Control:

Before purchasing plant control products, consider the type of vegetation you are targeting. Also consider if the weed has already emerged or if you can prevent it with a pre-emergent herbicide. In areas with desirable grass and flowering plants, selective herbicides are advised.

For more information and recommendations for your region consult your local extension office.

How to Select Lawn & Garden Pest Control Products

Lawn Insect Control:

There are a variety of products available for lawn insect control. Some products target a wide variety of insects, while others are tailored to specific pests.

Specific Insects: For targeting a specific pest, refer to our crawling insect and flying insect categories for the best recommendations.

Broad Spectrum Insect Control: Bifen LP and Imidacloprid .5G granules are highly effective against a broad spectrum of crawling insects in the yard. Bifen LP is also labeled for fire ant prevention. Bifen IT spray (different than Bifen LP granules) is one of the most popular yard insect control products, because it targets a wide variety of insects. If using a spray, we recommend avoiding the flower parts of plants to protect beneficial pollinating insects.

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  1. Bonide Annual Grub Beater- 6 lb

    Bonide Annual Grub Beater is a systemic insecticide with Imidacloprid 0.5% to kill grub worms. It also kills turf destroying insects such as European crane fly larvae and mole crickets. Compare Annual Grub Beater to Merit G with the same active ingredient. Annual Grub Beater may be used on turfgrass, landscape and ornamentals. This annual grub killer may be applied spring through late summer and will last all season long.

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  2. Tandem Insecticide

    Starting at: $125.50

    Tandem Insecticide combines two powerful active ingredients for two modes of action. Tandem Insecticide is formulated with thiamethoxam (neonicotinoid class) and lambda-cyhalothrin (pyrethroid family). These two active ingredients not only give you a quick kill, but provide a residual for long term control. This new product by Syngenta is also formulated with a patented iCap technology. This a technique that uses multiple sizes of micro capsules that protect the active ingredients from harsh environmental conditions, providing a long term controlled release for up to four months.

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  3. Demand G Granules- 25 lb. Bag

    Active Ingredient :Lambda-cyhalothrin, 0.045%
    Target pests: Read label for full list of lawn pests.
    Pet safe: Yes, when used as directed. Target pests: Read label for full list of lawn pests.
    Yield: One 25 lb bag treats approx. 8,000 sq. ft. or approx. one-quarter acre

    Granule perimeter treatments are typically applied in a band of up to five feet wide around the house and can be applied to soil, ornamental plants, mulch, and lawn. 

    *Can't be shipped to AK or CT
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  4. Overture 35 WP (8 x 2 oz packets )

    Overture 35 WP Insecticide has a mode of action that cannot be found in other products allowing it to combat thrips (even western flower thrips) and lepidopterous insects that may have developed resistance to other products. Use Overture 35 WP Insecticide in a rotation with other products in your greenhouse and remember that Overture 35 WP Insecticide has little effect on beneficial insects. This wettable powder is 35% pyridalyl and intended for enclosed greenhouses on a variety of plants. Overture 35 WP Insecticide works primarily on contact but also works through ingestion as well. On many plants (such as chrysanthemums, hibiscus, poinsettia, and gerbera daisy) Overture 35 WP Insecticide demonstrates translaminar activity allowing for control of thrips even when you may not be able thoroughly spray under the leaf. - Learn More
  5. Essentria G Granules

    Essentria G Granules (formally EcoExempt G Granules ) are made of plant oils and natural ingredients, and are perfect for sensitive areas or organic programs. The plant oils use Octopamine Blocker Technology and are classified as EPA minimum risk and are exempt from EPA registrations.

    Once the Essentria G Granules are spread throughout the lawn the ingredients will slowly go deep into the soil and kill the pests that are contacted. Essentria G  works best after rains or when watered in.

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  6. Cyonara 9.7 Insecticide-8 oz

    Starting at: $28.50

    Cyonara 9.7 Insecticide is non-encapsulated insecticide with 9.7% Lambda-cyhalothrin. Cyonara 9.7 has a long residual, low odor and that dries invisibly. One 8 oz. of Cyonara 9.7 yields between 10-40 gallons. Count on about 20-gallon yield (8 oz.) for regular treatments. As a perimeter barrier treatment, an average size house will need 1-2 gallons of the finished solution.

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  7. Acephate 97UP Systemic Insecticide (97% Orthene)

    Starting at: $21.50

    Acephate 97UP Systemic Insecticide - Orthene

    This orthene insecticide works on turf, ornamental and tree insect pests. It is also highly effective on ants, imported fire ants, crickets, cockroaches, earwigs, firebrats, pantry pest, wasp and sowbugs. Acephate 97 UP is a low odor formulation and controls over 125 listed pests on the product label.

    Acephate 97 UP, as a water soluble, systemic insecticide that is absorbed by plant roots and foliage, providing systemic control of feeding insects. Insects are controlled through ingestion.

    Acephate 97UP is an insecticide for control of pests on selected agricultural crops an in certain non-crop areas.

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  8. Adonis 2F Gallon

    Out of stock

    Adonis 2F Insecticide has been discontinued. We suggest Dominion 2L as an alternative with Imidacloprid 21.4%

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  9. Martins Vegetable Plus pts and qts

    Starting at: $19.70

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    Martin's Vegetables Plus with 10.0% Permethrin is a multi purpose and broad spectrum insecticide.. Vegetables Plus controls and kills over 100 listed pests on the label as both a contact insecticide and residual insecticide. Martin's Vegetables Plus kills aphids, cutworms, fleas, spider mites and more for up to four weeks.

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  10. Merit 75 WP Insecticide - Imidacloprid Systemic - 2 oz

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    Merit 75 WP helps control your mole population by killing grub worms. Merit does an excellent job as a turf treatment for grubs and aphids. Merit 75 WP is a systemic containing Imidacloprid that kills a broad-spectrum of turf pests. Merit 75 is used as a foliar spray or a soil broadcast. it may also be used as a drench application for long term control of the turf and ornamental pests in landscape shrubs and trees . Learn More

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