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Surfactant

Tips and Tricks on Using Surfactants

A surfactant (also known as an emulsifier) is a form of chemical adjuvant which acts as a buffer, breaking up the surface tension of a liquid. In lawn and garden herbicides they are used to help breakdown the plant’s resistance in absorbing the chemical being applied to it.

At Solutions Pest and Lawn we carry some of the best surfactants on the market that are guaranteed to drastically improve the effectiveness of your chosen herbicide whether you’re wanting to kill weeds, remove fungus or eliminate lawn pests that are attacking your yard’s vegetation.

How To Use Surfactants

  • Before purchasing a surfactant you need to identify what product or chemical you will be adding the surfactant to. Some chemicals we sell may already contain a surfactant in the mixture and some have manufacturer’s instructions that discourage using a surfactant to mix with the substance. You may have to do your homework before making such a decision or as always you can give us a call or email if you need information to help you in making a decision on what route to take.

  • Surfactant can be applied two ways:

    • Mixing the surfactant with the herbicide in the same container, and apply them simultaneously to the plant.

    • Or spraying the target plant with the surfactant first, and then applying the herbicide.

We would recommend the former method as it saves time spent doing the application. All of the surfactants we carry are labeled to be mixed with all of the herbicides we sell, and will not cause affect or degrade the product.

  • A common type of surfactant are known as non-ionic surfactants, also known as wetting agents. The products we carry are non-ionic and are what are largely mixed with herbicides and pesticides. Non-ionic refers to the surfactants natural ionic charge which aids in breaking up the surface tension of water or any other liquids that has been added to the solution in order to help them seep more thoroughly into the plant that they are applied to.

Feel free to browse our surfactant products below. Should you need any help, we offer expert advice in our online knowledge base which details how to use our various products and we can also help you over the phone with our trained representative who can guide you through each step of the pest elimination process using a duster. You can also contact us via email at askapro@solutionsstores.com or call (800) 479-6583 for assistance with your order.

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