Melathion - Knowledgebase Question

kalamazoo, MI
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Question by dfgquilter
June 14, 2010
I used Melathion on many plants for spidermites.
It really worked! However, it has such an intense odor, and it is about impossible to get the smell out of my rubber gloves, gardening clothes, etc.
What I liked about it is, that that it kills so many TYPES of bugs including Japanese Beetles.
Is there another pest control I could use that doesnt have such a strong odor and also kills all those insects?
Thanks, Dorian

Answer from NGA
June 14, 2010
Power Force Multi-Insect Killer by Bayer is a contact insecticide that kills many of the pest insects found in the flower beds and in other parts of the landscape. The active ingredient is a pyrethroid type insecticide called Cyfluthrin. The odor is not quite as heavy as with malathion and it is just as effective.

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