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    Is this stuff safe to use on sundews, if I find it impractical to drown them in water to kill aphids?
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    Here is more info on it:

    Ortho Systemic Insect Killer

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    Active ingredients:
    Acephate 8.0%
    Fenbutatin oxide 0.5%
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    I have used it for some time with no bad effects on the plants. Acephate is the active ingredient in Orthene. Fenbutatin oxide was probably added to control mites, for which Acephate was less effective.

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    Does it need to be diluted?
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (FlytrapGurl @ June 24 2005,4:01)]Does it need to be diluted?
    Yes.

    I used 2 tsp in a 32-oz mister.

    Do this outside, and take your plants outside to spray them.

    Acephate smells like sewage.
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    Yeah it does have a smell to it..but it goes away.

    It calls for 2TBSP per 1 gallon of water.

    Also how has its effects been? Aphids dead?
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    Can this only be purchased online? Home Depot has Ortho products, but not this one.

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    Aphids are dead fast with a single treatment.

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