Granulated insecticides or insecticide granules are often called crystals
or dusts in layman's terms but they are actually neither. An insecticide
dust is entirely different from insecticide granules in form and
At the basic level, granulated pesticides or insecticides are merely a dry form
of product that is spread or broadcast over specific areas such as lawns,
gardens or flower beds. The use of a good granule
spreader will insure accurate, even applications that take far less time and
The inactive ingredient in a granular product is called a carrier. This
carrier can be composed from pecan shells, clay, corn cob or other such
material. The carrier makes it possible to apply pesticides in a dry form,
instead of spraying. In production, the active ingredient is injected into
the carrier. Once the granules have been properly
applied, the active ingredient is released into the soil or mulch.
Application of Insecticide Granules
Insecticide granules are misused more than most pest control
products. Always read and follow label instructions. Not every
product is labeled for specific jobs, most notably vegetable gardens.
Once broadcast over the specified area, the active ingredient in your granules
is released when you apply water. Unstable products such as Diazinon
granules do not tolerate sunshine. When left on the surface (without
watering,) the active ingredient can easily be burned off by the sun's rays and
heat. Watering immediately after application will help insure that you get
the product where it is needed most, at its strongest rate. Talstar
granules and DeltaGard G are products that are
safer than Diazinon for people, pets, wildlife. These products are also
more stable and more effective than conventional insecticide granules and
contain synthetic pyrethroid active
ingredients. Merit Insecticide Granules
have systemic action and are used in white grub control.
Granules Used In Pest Control
A 25lb. bag of Talstar (contains Bifenthrin, a synthetic
pyrethroid insecticide) will treat up
to 12,000 square feet.
PL granules are best applied through a hand seeder.
The granules are tiny enough to fall between blades of turf grass (out of sight
from birds and pets), penetrating to the ground or thatch area where it belongs.
Because of the sand pebble sized granules, regular drop spreaders and rotary
spreaders do not give the precise coverage necessary. Our Granule
Spreader makes the job easier and more accurate than conventional push/pull
EZ granules have standard size particles and can be applied with a push type
DeltaGard G (a.i. Deltamethrin,
Granular insecticide which utilizes a unique, water soluble carrier. Its
irregularly shaped granules dissolve completely (leaving no particles that might
be picked up by birds and other non-target species!), delivering the maximum
dose of DeltaGard to the target insects. Packaged in convenient 20 lb. bags
which, at the treatment rate of just 2 lb. per thousand square feet, will treat
over10,000 square feet. This is considerably less than traditional granules, and
means you carry a lot less bulk while still getting the job done properly.
Normal residual is up to 4 weeks, depending on environmental conditions and
targeted pests. Use a granule spreader for
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