Spectracide® Malathion Insect Spray Concentrate

Spectracide Malathion Insect Spray Concentrate is formulated to protect outdoor plants such as flowers, shrubs, fruits and vegetables from listed leaf-eating insects.  Use to control insects in and around the garden.

  • Protects listed flowers, fruits and vegetables from listed leaf-eating insects
  • 16 fl oz makes up to 48 gallons
  • 32 fl oz makes up to 96 gallons 
IMPORTANT INFO

Active Ingredients

Malathion 50%
Other Ingredients* 50%
Total: 100.00%
*Contains Xylene range aromatic solvent.
  • 16 fl oz
  • 32 fl oz
It is a violation of Federal law to use this product in a manner inconsistent with its labeling.
READ ENTIRE LABEL BEFORE USE.

Precautions and Restrictions

  • DO NOT APPLY THIS PRODUCT IN A WAY THAT WILL CONTACT ANY PERSON OR PET, EITHER DIRECTLY OR THROUGH DRIFT. KEEP PEOPLE AND PETS OUT OF THE AREA DURING APPLICATION.
  • Do not allow people or pets to enter the treated area until sprays have dried.
  • For outdoor use around the home only. Do not use on lawns.
  • Do not use this product in or on electrical equipment due to the possibility of shock hazard.
  • This product is non-staining to most home siding depending on age and cleanliness. However, before using in areas where the spray may contact home siding (vinyl siding in particular), test in an inconspicuous area and re-check in a few hours. Do not use if any staining is observed.
  • To avoid damage or poor results carefully read and follow all directions and precautionary statements.
  • Use with adequate ventilation. 
In a tank sprayer, mix the specified amounts of this product in water until the spray mixture is uniform. Spray thoroughly, covering both upper and lower leaf surfaces or other infested plant parts. Begin treating when insects first appear.
For use on Azaleas, Camellias, Chrysanthemums, Evergreens and Roses.
PESTS:
To control aphids: Mix 1½ to 2 tsp per gallon of water.
To control bagworms, box elder bugs, fourlined leaf bugs, Japanese beetle adults, mealybugs, mites (red spider, spruce), rose leafhoppers, tarnished plant bugs, thrips, whiteflies, woolly aphids: Mix 1 Tbsp per gallon of water.
To control scales (black, oyster shell, soft brown): Mix 1½ to 2 Tbsp per gallon of water.
For control of oak kermes and scales (juniper, fletcher): Use 2 tsp per gallon of water.
NOTE: Do not use on Boston, Maidenhair or Petris Ferns, as well as species of Crassula. Do not apply to Petunias.
Observe pre-harvest and minimum application intervals as noted below:
Apricots: Make up to 2 applications per year – at least 7 days apart. Do not apply within 6 days of harvest.
Cherries: Make up to 4 applications per year – at least 3 days apart. Do not apply within 3 days of harvest.
Grapes: Make up to 2 applications per year – at least 14 days apart. Do not apply within 3 days of harvest.
Peaches: Make up to 3 applications per year – at least 11 days apart. Do not apply within 7 days of harvest.
Strawberries: Make up to 4 applications per year – at least 7 days apart. Do not apply within 3 days of harvest.

PESTS:
To control aphids, mix 1½ to 2 tsp per gallon of water.  
To control fourlined leaf bugs, grape leafhoppers, Japanese beetle adults, leafrollers (fruit tree, red-banded, strawberry), mealybugs, moths (bud, codling), pear psyllids, plum curculio, red spider mites, tarnished plant bugs, tent caterpillars, thrips, whiteflies and woolly aphids, mix 1 Tbsp per gallon of water.
To control scale crawlers, mix 1½ to 2 Tbsp per gallon of water.
NOTE: Malathion may cause injury to Ribier grapes.
Observe pre-harvest and minimum application intervals as noted below:
Grapefruit, Lemons, Limes, Oranges and Tangerines: Make up to 3 applications per year – at least 30 days apart. Do not apply within 7 days of harvest.

PESTS:
To control aphids and scales (black, Florida red, purple, yellow), thrips and whiteflies, mix 2 tsp per gallon of water. Thorough coverage of branches and upper and lower leaf surfaces is necessary to control insects. Do not apply during full bloom.
Observe pre-harvest and minimum application intervals as noted below:
Beans: Make up to 2 applications per year – at least 7 days apart. Do not apply within 1 day of harvest.
Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Cauliflower: Make up to 2 applications per year – at least 7 days apart. Do not apply within 2 days of harvest.
Cabbage: Make up to 6 applications per year – at least 7 days apart. Do not apply within 7 days of harvest.
Kale: Make up to 3 applications per year – at least 5 days apart. Do not apply within 7 days of harvest.
Lettuce (head): Make up to 2 applications per year – at least 6 days apart. Do not apply within 14 days of harvest.
Lettuce (leaf): Make up to 2 applications per year – at least 5 days apart. Do not apply within 14 days of harvest.
Peas: Make up to 2 applications per year – at least 7 days apart. Do not apply within 3 days of harvest.
Potatoes: Make up to 2 applications per year – at least 7 days apart. Do not apply within 0 days of harvest.
Radishes: Make up to 3 applications per year – at least 7 days apart. Do not apply within 7 days of harvest.
Squash (summer and winter): Make up to 3 applications per year – at least 7days apart. Do not apply within 1 day of harvest.
Tomatoes: Make up to 4 applications per year – at least 5 days apart. Do not apply within 1 day of harvest.

PESTS:
To control aphids, mix 1½ to 2 tsp per gallon of water.
To control fourlined leaf bugs, Japanese beetle adults, leafhoppers (bean, potato), mealybugs, red spider mites, tarnished plant bugs, thrips and whiteflies, mix 1 Tbsp per gallon of water. 

Do not contaminate water, food, or feed by storage and disposal.
Pesticide Storage: This product should be stored in the original unopened container in a secure dry place. Do not contaminate with other pesticides or fertilizers. The product should never be heated above 55°C (131°F), and should not be stored for long periods of time at a temperature in excess of 25°C (77°F). 
Pesticide Disposal: To avoid wastes, use all material in this container by application according to label directions. If wastes cannot be avoided, offer remaining product to a waste disposal facility or pesticide disposal program (often such programs are run by state or local governments or by industry). Never place unused product down any indoor or outdoor drain.
Container Disposal: Nonrefillable container. Do not reuse or refill this container. Place in trash or offer for recycling if available.
Hazards to Humans and Domestic Animals

CAUTION. Harmful if swallowed. Harmful if absorbed through skin. Causes moderate eye irritation. Avoid contact with skin, eyes, or clothing. Wash thoroughly with soap after handling. Remove and wash contaminated clothing before reuse. Wash hands before eating, drinking, chewing gum, using tobacco, or using the toilet.

First Aid
If Swallowed: Immediately call a Poison Control Center or doctor. Do not induce vomiting unless told to by a Poison Control Center or doctor. Do not give any liquid to the person. Do not give anything by mouth to an unconscious person.
If on Skin or Clothing: Take off contaminated clothing. Rinse skin immediately with plenty of water for 15-20 minutes. Call a Poison Control Center or doctor for treatment advice.
If in Eyes: Hold eye open and rinse slowly and gently with water for 15-20 minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present, after the first 5 minutes, then continue rinsing eye. Call a Poison Control Center or doctor for treatment advice.

NOTE TO PHYSICIAN: This product contains a cholinesterase inhibitor. Atropine is antidotal. 2-PAM may also be given in conjunction with Atropine. May pose an aspiration pneumonia hazard. Contains petroleum distillate.
Have the product container or label with you when calling a Poison Control Center or doctor, or going for treatment. You may also contact 1-800-917-5438 for emergency medical treatment advice.

Environmental Hazards
To protect the environment, do not allow pesticide to enter or run off into storm drains, drainage ditches, gutters or surface waters. Applying this product in calm weather when rain is not predicted for the next 24 hours will help to ensure that wind or rain does not blow or wash pesticide off the treatment area. Rinsing application equipment over the treated area will help avoid runoff to water bodies or drainage systems.
This pesticide is highly toxic to bees exposed to direct treatment on blooming crops or weeds. Do not apply this product or allow it to drift to blooming crops or weeds while bees are actively visiting the treatment area.

Physical or Chemical Hazards
Combustible: Do not use or store near heat or open flame.

To the extent required by applicable law, buyer assumes all responsibility for safety and use not in accordance with directions.

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