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Malathion 57% Insecticide

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Malathion 57% is an emulsifiable concentrate used to control fleas in yards and lawns, aphids, grasshoppers, spiders, beetles, earwigs, mosquitoes and may also be applied on vegetables, fruits, nuts, ornamentals, trees, and pastures.

Target Pests

Malathion 57% is used for the control of adult flies fly maggots aphids cereal leaf beetle leafhoppers grasshoppers spider mites cabbageworm clover leaf weevil lygus bugs carrot weevil spittlebugs stink bugs armyworms crickets white flies thrips leafrollers flea beetles mealybugs false chinch bugs japanese beetles and many other listed insects.

For Use In

Malathion 57% is for use in christmas tree plantations fence rows hedge rows ornamental trees ornamental shade trees ornamental non-flowering plants pine seed orchards specific crops lawns and other listed areas.


For use on crops with Malathion 57% it can be applied at rates from 1 to 3 pints depending on specific crop and target pest. Refer to label above for more detailed information.

For application to fence rows mix Malathion 57% at 6 ounces per acre per application making sure to use sufficient enough water to achieve uniform coverage.

For ornamental application using Malathion 57% mix at a rate of 64 ounces per acre per application. Restrict entry to area for 12 hours proceeding treatment of the area.

Coverage Area

If Malathion 57% is used to treat fence rows or hedges and used at the maximum rate per application each pint bottle will treat an etimated 2.67 acres.

Time to Kill

Malathion 57% will begin killing insects immediately and provides 60 days of insect protection when applied properly.

Mix Rate

The use rate for Malathion 57% is 6 ounces per acre. Divide that by 45 to get the per gallon rate.

Active Ingredient

Malathion 57%

Malathion 57% Insecticide

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how much malathion for 1 gallon of water lost insturctions on bottle
cjl on Jul 19, 2017
BEST ANSWER: It will depend on what you are trying to control and on what plant, I am attaching the product page, the label is located directly under the picture. https://www.solutionsstores.com/malathion-57-insecticide

Rates range from 1 to 5 pints per acre.
How much per ac for army worms ?
A shopper on Aug 25, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Get specific application rates by checking the label.
I have a very small vegetable garden - 150 square feet. Most of my crops require 1.5 pints per acre - I did the math and came up with 1/10th of an ounce to treat my entire garden, does this sound right?
A shopper on May 14, 2018
BEST ANSWER: For the Malathion 57%, I would recommend to mix it with 1/2 a gallon of water for easy measuring. At 1/2 a gallon, you would need 1.5 teaspoons of the product.
Ratio to spray for mosquitoes?
A shopper on Jun 28, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I use it 1/4 neem oil & 3/4 malathion 57%. Going thru a hand held siphon sprayer at 3 tbs per gal. with the tip off.

See also: Chaplin All Purpose Sprayer.
How much to use as drench product for pecan trees?
Cisco G on Sep 15, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Application rates are based on a standard dilution rate of 500 (ground) gallons of water/A for mature trees 25-35 feet high. 1.5-2 pints
How to mix for lawn?
A shopper on Mar 19, 2018
BEST ANSWER: What are you trying to control in your lawn, this is typically used for agricultural and crops to control insects.

Bifen IT would be better for lawn applications.

Will this harm farm animals?
A shopper on Sep 19, 2018
BEST ANSWER: You will want to keep them out of the area until it is completely dry, but it safe after that point.
how often should I spray for flea infestation using 3 tbs to a gallon ?
Mike M. on Sep 16, 2018
BEST ANSWER: You can reapply at 14 days if you are still finding fleas, use enough water to make a thorough application to the soil.
I have chinch bugs in my lawn malathion is the only chemical allowed what rate of mix do I use.?
A shopper on Sep 4, 2018
BEST ANSWER: This would depend on the area where you are spraying for chinch bugs. Please refer to the label by clicking the label link on this page.

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Best product i have found for funges on my garden vegetables. Keith helped me with application and one bag has lasted me forever.
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