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Astro Insecticide

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Astro Insecticide with Permethrin from FMC Professional Solutions (compared to Permethrin SFR) is one of the most cost effective treatments for tree care if applied properly and will control pine bark beetles. Astro also controls a wide variety of insects covering more than 40 different pests.

Target Pests

Astro Insecticide kills ants birch leafminers catepillars fungus gnats leafminers mealybugs fire ants bees beetles roaches ear wigs fleas ticks flies carpenter ants spiders wasps and many more listed pests.

For Use In

Astro Insecticide is for use around homes commercial and non commercial structures hospitals hotels motels schools and food processing facilities. Astro Insecticide is designed specifically for outdoor use only.


Mix Astro Insecticide at a rate of 1.6oz per gallon of water. for general pest control around perimeters.

Astro Insecticide can be used outdoors as a perimeter or broadcast application. It can also be used for tree care as well.

For tree application consult the label above or the bottle for specific tree and insect applications. 1 gallon of finished material to 436 square feet is the rate for most trees.

For outdoor use apply to soil at a band of 6 to 10 feet around structure going up surfaces 2 to 3 feet in height to create a residual barrier to protect from further reinfestation.

Coverage Area

Astro Insecticide is a versatile product and has many application techniques that can be found on the product label available above or on the bottle. 1.6oz of Astro will treat 1000 square feet as a broadcast mist application. Generally it will be applied with a pump sprayer but could also be power sprayed.

Time to Kill

Astro Insecticide kills immediately as soon as the target pest is contacted by the chemical and also provides a residual protection.

Mix Rate

1.6 ounce per gallon

Active Ingredient

Permethrin 36.8%

Astro Insecticide

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Can I spray Astro insecticide on fruit bearing plants that I plan to consume?
Charles C on Jun 5, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The Astro Insecticide can be applied to Fruit and nut trees. The label will have a time frame for harvesting after application for each fruit.
Is Astro safe for homes with pets?
A shopper on Aug 30, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes, when applying the product keep all pets and children off the area until it has fully dried. Once the application site is dried the pets and children will be safe to re-enter.
Question relating to preventative treatment of pine trees (tall - 50-60 feet, residential) for pine beetles - is this something that can be used and if so, how is it applied? If not, is there a product?
Terry Lynn L on Jul 16, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes, Astro can be used for Pine Bark Beetles, you will want to broadcast spray 4 to 8 ounces per 100 gallons of water.

Apply to the lower branches and
trunks prior to adult emergence.
Adult emergence varies according to pest species, host
tree, environmental conditions and geo- graphic location.
Thorough coverage of bark is required

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Very good product, worth the cost !!!
Easy to apply- and with a few pine beetles were showing upon our property-. we have 3 large established fir trees, 2 treatments of this within a 7 space between sprayed and i have seen no of these pests, I also bought beetle block pheromone packets to hang in my trees. I am pleased.
September 15, 2017
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