What is malathion 5EC used for?

Malathion 5EC is an insecticide/miticide used to control pests on a broad range of Crop and Non-crop applications.

How do you mix malathion 5EC?

MIXING PROCEDURES Fill the spray tank at least three-fourths full with water before this prod- uct is added. Mechanical agitation or recirculation through the pump by-pass to the tank is usually sufficient for maintaining a good disper- sion. Rinse empty container with water and drain into spray tank.

Is malathion banned in the US?

Malathion was first registered for use in the United States in 1956 by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), and it is now regulated by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA).

Is malathion a good insecticide?

Malathion is a man-made organophosphate insecticide that is commonly used to control mosquitoes and a variety of insects that attack fruits, vegetables, landscaping plants, and shrubs. It can also be found in other pesticide products used indoors and on pets to control ticks and insects, such as fleas and ants.

How do you mix malathion for army worms?

To make the spray solution, half fill the spray tank with water, agitate, add the proper amount of MALATHION 5 and then fill the spray tank with water while still agitating. Continue to agitate during use.

Can you still buy malathion?

Spectracide Malathion Insect Spray Concentrate is formulated to protect listed ornamentals, fruits and vegetables from aphids, red spider mites, mealybugs, thrips, scales, whiteflies and other listed unwanted insects….Spectracide® Malathion Insect Spray Concentrate.

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Is malathion safe for humans?

Is malathion toxic to humans? Malathion is toxic but in low levels it’s expected to be safe, said Dr. John McLaughlin, chief science officer, Public Health Ontario. “The low levels of exposure that would arise in a community when it is used as approved would not be expected to result in human health problems,” he said.

Why was malathion banned?

Malathion is linked to developmental disorders in children and has been found by the World Health Organization to be “probably carcinogenic to humans.” Last year EPA scientists determined that the pesticide, manufactured by Dow Chemical, poses widespread risks to protected plants and animals.

Which is better Sevin or malathion?

Sevin, an insecticide containing the neurotoxin carbaryl, is best for corn earworms, cutworms and Japanese and other beetles. Malathion, an organophosphate, is best for sucking insects, aphids, scale and mites. Both work on cabbage worms. Avoid using both around bees, which may be killed by exposure.

How much malathion do I mix with water?

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.

What is the rate for malathion per gallon?

The mixing rate of Malathion 57% is 0.15-0.2 fl oz per gallon of water.

What insects are killed by malathion?

Kill mosquitoes, aphids, whiteflies, mealybugs, red spider mites and scales with Ortho® MAX® Malathion Insect Spray Concentrate. Easily apply this concentrate using an Ortho® Dial N Spray® applicator. This formula can be used on ornamentals, roses, flowers, shrubs, trees, fruits, citrus and vegetables.