A broad spectrum pyrethrum-based contact insecticide for control of many sucking and biting insects including white fly, Aphids, Thrip, Mites, Scale bugs, Caterpillars, Wool bug, Mealy bug, beetles and some wasp larvae.
effective against adult insects, some larval stages and eggs.
- Fast mode of action
- Short harvest interval
This product contains the active ingredients of Natural Pyrethrum and a formulated addition of rapeseed oil. Natural pyrethrum is obtained from a species of chrysanthemum (chrysanthemum cinerariaefolium) indigenous to Africa. The actual agent, Pyrethrin, is contained in the yellow petal heads of the plant. Natural Pyrethrum affects the skin openings (spiracles) on the body of the insect and kills the insect quickly by damaging the sodium canals of the nervous system.
It is most effective when applied in the evenings or early morning when temperatures are lower. The effectiveness decreases when temperature are 25C or higher.
This is a contact spray. Therefore the plants must be sprayed from all sides. The spray technique and application are very important to the effectiveness of the product so it is important to spray high volume of water to ensure optimum coverage, including the underside of the leaves.
We recommend a secondary spraying 5-7 days after first application.
When dealing with Draceanae thrips (parthenothrips dracanae), scales and mealy-bugs the second application should be sprayed after 14 days.