Turf pests controlled:
Billbug larvae; European crane fly; hairy chinch bugs; mole crickets; white grubs including Japanese beetle, black turfgrass ataenius, Northern masked chafer, Southern masked chafer, European chafer, oriental beetle, may and june beetles
Ornamental pests controlled:
Adelgids, aphids, Asian long-horned beetle, borers, elm leaf beetles, emerald ash borer, hemlock woolly adelgid, Japanese and other leaf-feeding beetles, lace bugs, leafhoppers, leafminers, mealybugs, pine tip moth, royal palm bug, sawfly larvae, scale insects, thrips (suppression), vine weevils, whiteflies
For Use In
Merit is for use in and around Turfgrasses, Trees, Shrubs, Evergreens, Flowers, Foliage Plants, Ground Covers, Interior Plantscapes.,
MERIT® 2F Insecticide can be used for the control of soil inhabiting pests of turfgrass, such as Northern & Southern masked chafers, Cyclocephala borealis, C. immaculata, and/or C. lurida; Asiatic garden beetle, Maladera castanea; European chafer, Rhizotroqus majalis; Green June beetle, Cotinis nitida; May or June beetle, Phyllophaga spp.; Japanese beetle, Popillia japonica; Oriental beetle, Anomala orientalis; Billbugs, Spherophorus spp.; Annual bluegrass weevil, Hyperodes spp.; Black turfgrass ataenius, Ataenius spretulus and Aphodius spp.; European Crane Fly, Tipula paludosa; and mole crickets, Scapteriscus spp.
MERIT 2F Insecticide can also be used for suppression of cutworms and chinch bugs. MERIT 2F Insecticide can be used as directed on turfgrass in sites such as home lawns, business and office complexes, shopping complexes, multi-family residential complexes, golf courses, airports, cemeteries, parks, playgrounds, athletic fields and sod farms.
The active ingredient in MERIT 2F Insecticide has sufficient residual activity so that applications can be made preceding the egg laying activity of the target pests. High levels of control can be achieved when applications are made preceding or during the egg laying period. The need for an application can be based on historical monitoring of the site, previous records or experiences, current season adult trapping or other methods.
Optimum control will be achieved when applications are made prior to egg hatch of the target pests, followed by sufficient irrigation or rainfall to move the active ingredient through the thatch. Applications should not be made when turfgrass areas are waterlogged or the soil is saturated with water. Adequate distribution of the active ingredient cannot be achieved when these conditions exist. The treated turf area must be in such a condition that the rainfall or irrigation will penetrate vertically in the soil profile.
Applications cannot exceed a total of 1.6 pints (0.4 lb of active ingredient) per acre per year.
1 .25 to 1.6 pt./A
Imidacloprid - 21.4 %