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Target Pests

Grubs Chinch Bugs, and other small turfgrass pests. See complete list on product label.,

For Use In

Merit is for use in and around Turfgrasses, Trees, Shrubs, Evergreens, Flowers, Foliage Plants, Ground Covers.,


Apply MERIT 0.5 G Insecticide uniformly over the area being treated with normally used granular application equipment. Both droptype and rotary-type spreaders may be used to apply MERIT 0.5 G Insecticide. Avoid the use of spreaders which would apply the material in narrow, concentrated bands. Calibrate application equipment prior to use according to the manufacturer’s directions.

Optimum control will be achieved when applications are made prior to egg hatch of the target pest, followed by sufficient irrigation or rainfall to move the active ingredient through the thatch. Adequate distribution of the active ingredient cannot be achieved when turfgrass areas are waterlogged or saturated with water. Applications cannot exceed a total of 80 lbs per acre per year.

Coverage Area

The coverage area per bag of Merit Granules varies depending on pest being treated. One back will do between 1/2 and 1 acre.

Time to Kill

The active ingredient in MERIT 0.5 G 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.

Country of Manufacture

United States

Mix Rate

Applications of MERIT 0.5 G Insecticide cannot exceed a total of 80 lb (0.4 lb of active ingredient) per acre per year.

Active Ingredient

Imidacloprid - 0.5%

Merit Granules Imidacloprid - 0.5%

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Merit 0.5 G insecticide attacks the nervous system in insects and prevents normal transmission of nerve impulses. This mode of action results in disruption of normal behavior; treated insects stop feeding, do not reproduce and eventually die.

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