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By CPCaliLivin
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Joined:  Sun Mar 01, 2015 5:44 am
#225821
Hi guys,
I was thinking about buying an effective insecticide and I really need help doing so. I'm look to buy a rather cheap costing one that kills aphids, and most types of carnivorous plants pests. I would very much like one that I could find at home depot or Lowe's, rather than ordering one online. I would also appreciate if you could give me the specific name of the product or a link to it (I really do not want to risk buying the wrong one). I live in California by the way. Thanks in advance :)
By KissMegan
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#225823
Hi there. I'm in california too. You could buy orthene fire ant killer from home depot. I do a teaspoon in a little less than a gallon of RO water. It's 50% concentration of acephate and more expensive than buying online in all honesty but if you don't want to buy online you could get that. Orthene is safe for essentially all CPs. Another option is this (not sure if all home depots sell it) it's a Bayer systemic insecticide. Here's a photo of it Image
I've found this to be pretty safe on sarrs and some species of drosera
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By CPCaliLivin
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#225833
Thanks for the information, I appreciate it. Just to verify I'm getting the right thing, is this it? http://m.homedepot.com/p/Ortho-Orthene- ... /100056182
Also, lets say I use the product on a plant and then I decide to repot it. Would I have to throw away the soil (since its not environmentally friendly)? Or can I reuse it?
By KissMegan
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#225855
Yes that's the right soil. And umm... I'm not sure what the half life of acephate is haha but I don't think it's going to sit in the soil while you regularly water your plants. Also remember that it's systemic so don't use it on flowering plants because that will kill the bees!
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By jpappy789
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#225865
Small amounts of acephate can change into methamidophos
in soil, plants, and insects. Both chemicals
are very mobile in soil, moving with water easily. However,
they break down relatively quickly. The half-life of
acephate ranged from 4.5 to 32 days in soil. Acephate
does not tend to off-gas from soil or water. Plants absorb
acephate quickly from the soil into their roots or through
their leaves, and move it to other parts of the plant.
From http://npic.orst.edu/factsheets/acephagen.pdf
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By CPCaliLivin
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#225905
Thanks you guys. Oh and the half life is supposedly 4 to 30something days.
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