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Garden pests, such as weevils, aphids and wireworms can make gardening an exercise in frustration. Garden Tech has produced Sevin Dust, a gentle pesticide, for more than 50 years. In addition to the garden-variety Sevin Dust, Garden Tech developed Sevin Concentrate Bug Killer, a liquid pesticide better suited for use on larger gardens and several varieties of trees.
Identify the types of plants that need to be treated.
Check the product label for information concerning the appropriate concentration for the plants being treated.
Determine the amount of time before the expected harvest, and follow the instructions listed on the product label.
Shake Sevin Concentrate Bug Killer well before mixing together. Add the correct amount of concentrate into the bug sprayer, then add the correct amount of water to the sprayer and pump to apply pressure.
Start spraying at the back corner lot farthest away from the start, and work while stepping backward. Do not respray or come into contact with treated areas.
Allow spray to dry before entering garden.
Wait at least one week before treating again, if another application is necessary.
Clean out sprayer thoroughly and store the leftover concentrate in a cool, dry area.
Fill a 5 gallon bucket with 4 gallons of water.
Pour in 3 3/4 tsp. of your Ortho Garden Disease Control concentrate. Mix the two ingredients together.
Transfer your disease control solution to a garden sprayer.
Spray the product on the fruit trees. It will cover 200 sq. feet.
Repeat once every two weeks throughout the months of April, May and June.
Mix 1 oz. of SUPERthrive in 5 gallons of water. Pour the solution into a bucket and soak the bare roots of trees and shrubs. For bare-root roses, use 1 oz. of the product in 20 gallons of water. Soak the plants for three hours before planting.
Add 1/4 tsp. of SUPERthrive to the water in the watering can when you irrigate new transplants. Water with the solution for the first month after transplanting.
Revive trees and shrubs by flooding them with a solution containing 20 oz. of SUPERthrive in 100 gallons of water.
Place 4 pounds of Ortho Bug B Gon Max Insect Killer in a spreader for every 1,000 square feet of lawn you need to cover. For example, a lawn that measures 4,000 square feet will require 16 pounds of Ortho Bug B Gon Max Insect Killer.
Push the spreader across your lawn going from west to east. Go across the entire lawn one more time, but this time push the spreader from north to south.
Water your lawn to activate the Ortho granules. Keep in mind you want your lawn to be moist, not soaked. You will see results within 24 hours. The Ortho Bug B Gon Max Insect Killer will continue to work for three months.
Pour clean water through the Ortho lawn sprayer's wide-mouth funnel at the top of the sprayer until the sprayer is about half full.
Tighten the lid on the Ortho lawn sprayer.
Pressurize the Ortho lawn sprayer by pulling the pump on the top of the lid up and down until the pressure feels consistent.
Test the Ortho lawn sprayer's output on a hard, flat area such as a driveway. Release the spray by pressing the lever on the wand. Walk at the same pace you will be walking when applying the chemical.
Rotate the Ortho lawn sprayer's nozzle tip to adjust the spray pattern until it feels comfortable to you and sprays in a consistent pattern.
Pour out the water from the Ortho sprayer on the lawn and fill with the chemical you choose to use.
Adjust the Ortho lawn sprayer nozzle as necessary when you are applying the chemical if it does not spray evenly or at a consistent, easily controlled pace.
Put on safety glasses and gloves. Dress in long pants or jeans and a long-sleeved shirt to protect your skin from the chemical.
Turn the lid of a garden sprayer counterclockwise and pull it straight off. Carefully pour Weed B Gon into the sprayer tank. Measure and pour two ounces per gallon for northern grasses or one ounce per gallon for southern grasses.
Fill the sprayer tank with water to the gallon mark on the exterior that you measured the herbicide for.
Add one ounce of blue marker dye to the tank. Place the lid on the tank and tighten it clockwise. Pick up the sprayer and swirl it in a circular motion to mix the dye, water and herbicide until the contents are a uniform color.
Pump the handle up and down on the sprayer to pressurize the contents. Turn the applicator tip on the spray nozzle to obtain a flat, fan pattern and squeeze the trigger to apply the spray to your lawn. The blue dye will color the herbicide so you can see where you have already sprayed. Add more spray in areas of a lighter blue color to uniformly cover the lawn.
Choose a day at least a year before you plan on planting in the area. For best results, spray Ortho Ground Clear weed killer before any weeds appear. Apply the spray on a day that is warmer than 60 degrees F.
Put on a pair of goggles to protect your eyes from being splashed with Tempo. Wear a mask so that you do not breath in any harmful fumes, and dress in long clothing and a pair of gloves. Tempo can cause skin irritation.
Cover items in your home if you plan on using Tempo indoors. For example, all appliances used to prepare food should be covered. Cover pet food, fish aquariums and children's toys.
Place 8 oz. of Tempo insecticide in a garden sprayer if you have a small infestation. If you have a large infestation, it is okay to use 16 oz. of the Tempo concentrate.
Add 1 gallon of water to the garden sprayer, and mix the two ingredients together.
Spray the insects you want to kill with the solution you prepared in the garden sprayer. They will die instantly.
Examine the undersides of the leaves, especially ones that look curled or otherwise misshapen. Look for small, white, crawling larva which are baby forms of the leafhopper. Remove these larva using your fingers and squash them to kill them.
Spray the entire plant with an insecticidal spray that contains the ingredients resmethrin or permethrin, which are both effective against leafhoppers. Make sure to spray the tops and bottoms of the leaves as well as the entire stems to ensure complete coverage.
Wait 24 to 48 hours and examine the undersides of the plant leaves for signs of the larva or the adult leafhopper insects. If evidence of the insects is still seen, reapply a second dose of the insecticidal spray to the entire plant.
Place your propane insect fogger on nonflammable level ground and fill the fogger up to 3/4 full with insecticide fluid. Use insecticide that is meant for thermal fogging. The insecticide can be bought at your nearest insecticide retailer store.
Turn on the propane fuel valve and ignite the fogger heater coil. The fogger heater coil preheats the fogging insecticide fluid to form insecticide fog. Press the "Ignite" button or turn the "Ignite" key on to initiate a spark that ignites the heater coil. You may use a lighter or match, depending on the type of fogger you are using to ignite the heater coil. Place the flame in the "Ignite" hole and slowly turn on the propane fuel valve until the heater coil ignites.
Allow the ignited heater coil to heat for about one to two minutes before using the fogger. You know your fogger is ready when the fogger begins to smoke.
Fog the insects where they live and work, such as around bushes and shrubs in your backyard. Release the fogger trigger lock and pump the trigger handle to produce a steady stream of fog. The fogger trigger lock is usually on the top front of the flogger handle and it turns the fogger on or off, helping prevent accidental dispensing of insecticide. Pump the fogger handle slowly but steadily to avoid squirting a stream of fluid, instead of fog, over the insect ridden area. Cover the entire area in a slow sweeping motion.
Purchase a dish-washing liquid that contains no detergent or de-greaser. Do not use laundry detergent or automatic dishwasher soap.
Mix 1 tsp. dish-washing liquid with one pint of water in a jar and shake or stir to mix. Let it stand for 15 minutes. If the solution remains milky the water is pure enough to make the soap. If scum forms on the top, the mineral content is too high and will reduce the effectiveness of the insecticidal soap. Add a water softener to water with a high mineral content before mixing the insecticide or use purified water.
Combine 5 tbsp. dish-washing liquid with one gallon of pure water, or water that has been treated with a softener. Stir to combine.
Pour the insecticidal soap into a labeled gallon jug and seal. Use this to fill spray bottles as needed for application in the garden. Spray bottles should also be labeled for safety purposes.
Place your dish soap and vegetable oil in a small bowl and mix them together.
Place 2 1/2 tsp. of the dish soap/oil mixture in to an empty spray bottle.
Add water and combine. Spray over the lawn wherever you want to get rid of insects.
Onion Insect Repellent
Take 1 cup of onion peels and place them in a gallon of water.
Set the onion water in a sunny location and let it sit for one week.
Remove the onion peels from the water and pour the water into an empty spray bottle.
Spray your lawn with the onion water to get rid of insects.
Combine 1 tbsp. of mild dishwashing liquid to 1 pint of warm water in a spray bottle. Shake the bottle to mix the ingredients and then spray the solution onto the plant leaves. The dishwashing liquid will dehydrate the bugs.
Remove insects from the vegetables by hand. Place the insects into a jar filled with water and two to three drops of dishwashing liquid to drown them. Wear gardening gloves when removing the bugs to protect your skin from bites or stings.
Spray a steady stream of water onto the vegetable plants with a garden hose. Focus on the undersides of leaves where insects tend to hide. The water will dislodge them from the plants.
Sprinkle diatomaceous earth around the vegetable plants. Only use the agricultural diatomaceous earth to prevent harming the plants. The white powder will dehydrate insects with soft bodies.
Spray the plants with insecticides that are plant-based. Plant-based insecticides that contain pyrethrins or neem will kill any insects lingering on the vegetables. Follow the instructions on the insecticide to ensure that you do not harm the plants.
Hang sticky sheet traps in and around your home. Flying insects are attracted to sticky sheet traps and will land on the trap out of curiosity and die as a result. Hang the sticky sheet traps in your kitchen, in your garden and in areas where flying insects are most active. Throw the sticky sheet traps, containing the dead insects, into a secure garbage can.
Spray an aerosol mist insecticide in your home. Aerosol mist sprays contain contact space insecticides that are designed to knock down and kill flying insects, according to the Michigan State University Extension. Spray the insecticide in the air in areas where flying insects are most active, for approximately five to 10 seconds. Keep the room closed for at least 15 minutes and ventilate well before re-entering. Sweep up the dead insects and place them in a secure garbage can.
Use a fly swatter to kill any remaining insects present in your home. Flying insects are active throughout the day, yet some flying insects, like moths and beetles, are most active at night. Place the dead insects into a secure garbage can. Squirt a drop of liquid detergent onto a damp rag and clean all surfaces areas that came into contact with the dead insects.
Peel the garlic.
Add the water, pepper sauce and garlic into the blender and blend until the consistency of the mixture is even.
Strain the mixture through the strainer and into the spray bottle.
Spray the vegetable plants once a week in the early morning or late afternoon and after rain. Pay close attention to the tops and bottoms of the plant's leaves.
Mix 5 tbsp. dish washing detergent with 1 gallon warm water.
Pour the mixture into a spray bottle.
Spray insects whenever you see them. Detergent is a contact insecticide and kills pests when directly applied.
Place the bucket of soapy water near your plants. Hand pick bugs from your plants and throw them in the soapy water to kill them.
Crush 5 cloves of garlic and soak them in water.
Pour garlic water into a spray bottle.
Spray the foliage of your plants with garlic water. The scent will drive away insects.
Mix a 2 percent dilution of Joy detergent soap and water in a clean spray bottle. Add 5 tablespoons per gallon of water, 4 teaspoons per quart of water and 2 teaspoons per pint of water.
Test the Joy detergent spray on a plant. Spray a few leaves with the detergent early in the morning or late in the evening when temperatures are at their lowest. Leave the spray on for three hours, then rinse it off. If no damage occurs to the foliage in 48 hours, it is safe to use on the plant.
Spray the insects--again early in the morning or late in the evening. Thoroughly wet insects you spot on the plant with the solution. Look under leaves and in the junctures between stems where insects like to hide. If the insects are not thoroughly coated, they will not die.
Spray the treated plants with plain water to wash the detergent off three hours after you treat them.
Re-spray plants every four to seven days until the insect infestation is gone.
Carefully check the outside of each pot. Scrape away any soil that is clumped to the outside where insects might collect.
Fill a basin or bucket with lukewarm water. Place the pots into the water bath. The water should just cover the top of the pot. When soaking multiple pots, adjust the level under smaller pots with bricks or flat stones. Leave the pots to soak for 15 minutes.
Rinse the foliage of each plant with a gentle cool water spray. Remove the plants and place them in an empty sink or on a board to dry.
Mix 3 tbsp. of dish soap with 1 gallon of cool water and put the mixture in a spray bottle.
Inspect the foliage for aphids and other small insects. Spray the stalks and foliage of each plant with the soap and water solution. Wipe away aphids and other small insects with a cloth or paper towel. Be sure to spray the top and bottom of each leaf.
Rinse the foliage with a garden hose or sink sprayer two to three hours after applying the diluted soap mixture.
Check the plants two to tree days after applying the first soapy solution. If you see any aphids or other insects, reapply the soapy solution and then rinse the plants again.
Pour 1 quart water into a medium-sized bowl.
Add the dish detergent and mix the two ingredients together. This is your basic insecticidal soap.
Pour in the isopropyl alcohol. Mix the three ingredients together. Isopropyl alcohol helps to break down the shells of some insects, which makes it a great addition to any basic insecticidal soap recipe.
Fill the empty spray bottle with your homemade insecticidal soap.
Spray the plants and flowers in your garden with your insecticidal soap. Also, spray anywhere near your garden where you see insects. The homemade insecticidal soap will begin to work very quickly.
Gardeners should inspect their shrubs' foliage and branches weekly for signs of insect infestations and treat any problems as soon as possible, according to New Mexico State University. Identify the insect and apply an insecticide suitable for use on that particular plant species and for the specific pest. Early treatment allows for easier insect control, less plant damage and using fewer pesticides.
Place 2 tbsp. of crushed red pepper in a container that will hold at least 1 qt.
Chop two cloves of garlic.
Add the garlic to the container with the crushed red pepper.
Pour 1 tbsp. of liquid soap into the container with the red pepper and garlic.
Fill the container with 1 qt. of water.
Mix the ingredients thoroughly. The soap mixture is now ready to be sprayed on plants to kill and repel insects.