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Merit Granules- Turf Insecticide

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Merit 0.5 Insecticide Granules are the best grub control product available. This product gives outstanding residual control of numerous ornamental pests - it interferes with nerve impulses and disrupts insect behavior. Pests stop feeding, stop reproducing and eventually die.

Target Pests

Merit Granules are used to kill grubs. It can also be used for systemic insect control in turfgrass and landscape ornamentals.

For Use In

Merit is for use in and around Turfgrasses Trees Shrubs Evergreens Flowers Foliage Plants Ground Covers.

Application

Apply MERIT 0.5 G Insecticide uniformly over the area being treated with normally used granular application equipment. Both droptype and rotary-type spreaders may be used to apply MERIT 0.5 G Insecticide. Avoid the use of spreaders which would apply the material in narrow, concentrated bands. Calibrate application equipment prior to use according to the manufacturer’s directions.

Optimum control will be achieved when applications are made prior to egg hatch of the target pest, followed by sufficient irrigation or rainfall to move the active ingredient through the thatch. Adequate distribution of the active ingredient cannot be achieved when turfgrass areas are waterlogged or saturated with water. Applications cannot exceed a total of 80 lbs per acre per year.

Coverage Area

The coverage area per bag of Merit Granules varies depending on pest being treated. One back will do between 1/2 and 1 acre.

Time to Kill

The active ingredient in MERIT 0.5 G Insecticide has sufficient residual activity so that applications can be made preceding the egg laying activity of the target pests. High levels of control can be achieved when applications are made preceding or during the egg laying period.

Country of Manufacture

United States

Mix Rate

Applications of MERIT 0.5 G Insecticide cannot exceed a total of 80 lb (0.4 lb of active ingredient) per acre per year.

Active Ingredient

Imidacloprid 0.5%

Merit Granules- Turf Insecticide

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I want to use Merit on my citrus trees to help prevent Asian psyllid infestation. It is safe to eat the fruit growing on the trees now if I apply product in September this year? Thank-you!
Karen P on Aug 22, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Merit granules are only labeled for use on turf and ornamental plants, not fruit trees.
Will this control leaf miner and mites on boxwood ?
Helen on Jan 22, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The Merit Granules are not labeled for use and control of leaf miners and mites, you may want to think about a product called Dominion to apply through the soil and apply directly to the leaves.

https://www.solutionsstores.com/dominion-2l-insecticide

Here are some suggestions below.

any insecticides registered for residential use do not effectively control citrus leafminer, because they have difficulty reaching the larvae inside the mines. Leafminer infestations on mature trees rarely if ever require insecticide treatment. If very young or high-value trees are infested, insecticides can be applied to the new foliage when egglaying moths are active or to the soil in advance of new flush growth.

Insecticide products that contain the natural insecticides azadirachtin or spinosad show some efficacy against larvae and are safe for natural enemies. However, the residues do not last very long, and these insecticides might need to be reapplied every 7 to 14 days. Application of Green Light Spinosad is limited to 6 times per season.

Imidacloprid (Bayer Advanced Fruit, Citrus, and Vegetable Insect Control) applied to the ground at the base of citrus trees provides the longest period of control, 1 to 3 months. Imidacloprid should only be applied once a year. Imidacloprid applications should be timed to protect periods of leaf flushing, such as in the spring and fall. Imidacloprid takes 1 to 2 weeks to move from the roots to the leaves, so it should be applied as soon as new flush begins to appear. To protect bees, avoid applying imidacloprid during the period 1 month prior to or during bloom. Removing blossoms before they open on young trees will prevent honey bee exposure to imidacloprid in the nectar/pollen.

Frequent use of broad-spectrum insecticides such as malathion, carbaryl, and pyrethroids are not recommended as they will kill beneficial insects and can result in a buildup of whiteflies, scale insects, and other citrus pests.
Will this work on 1 gallon pots of Iris rhizomes against Iris borer?
Dayze on Dec 19, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Merit is not labeled for use on pots, to control Iris Borer.

White grub larvae
(such as Japanese beetle larvae, Chafers, Phyllophaga spp. Asiatic garden beetle, Oriental beetle)
is this safe around pets. I have 2 dogs that will be in my yard at some point after application.
Dan on Nov 27, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes the Merit Granules are safe for use with pets, you simply want the area to have time to completely dry after application before the pets are allowed back in the area.
Will merit 0.5g kill ants in Michigan? Not carpenter or fire just small ants
Mark on Sep 15, 2016
BEST ANSWER: No, I would recommend using Advance Granular Bait,

https://www.solutionsstores.com/advion-insect-bait
Looking to kill grubs,ants,fleas,ticks ... Basically all pest insects in 48150
Mark on Sep 15, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Merit is not labeled for flea, ants and ticks, so better to use Bifen Granules, and or Permethrin SFR.

https://www.solutionsstores.com/tengard-sfr-permethrin-insecticide

https://www.solutionsstores.com/bifen-lp-granules

Merit will work for insects that are attacking the grass or plant, so yes on the grubs.

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Started to see signs of grub damage and Merit stopped them almost instantly. Will reapply next year. Great product.
September 15, 2017
Purchased
2 months ago
I have been demoralized for 4 consecutive years in a good portion of my front lawn with grubs destroying the lawn. I wasn't going to seed this year giving up. Then Merit came along and so far no grub problem. I feel I can now get back to having a good lawn.
August 18, 2017
Purchased
5 months ago
Just When I Thought Nothing Would Work for Grubs
AMAZING!! I though at first it might be an expensive loss however, the grubs were obviously gone as no new moles started tunnels and there was NO activity of moles at all. I recommend this highly. It was some of the best money spent in my yard and YES IT WORKS GREAT!!!!
August 19, 2015

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