Orthene Pesticide - Knowledgebase Question

Tampa, Fl
Question by pedlyn
March 25, 2010
I was told to use orthene to treat scale on my roses and gardenia bushes by the people who treat my lawn and shrubs. I have not seen it at home depot. Do you sell it? If not what can I use. The scale is extremely persistent.

Answer from NGA
March 25, 2010


Orthene is an organophosphate insecticide and is available under many different brand names. Ortho Orthene is one and it is carried by Home Depot. You can find the ingredients of the pesticide by reading the labels. Look for the word orthene and you'll probably find it in many different products.

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