A: GardenTech Sevin containing carbaryl is the most effective insecticide on the market. Consumers and professionals have trusted Sevin to control a wide variety of insects for 50 years. Sevin provides the consumer with the broadest spectrum of control, killing more insects in more places versus other leading brands.
A: Sevin is available in a dust, granular, concentrate, Ready-To-Use, and Ready-To-Spray formulations.
A: Carbaryl is the active ingredient in Sevin.
A: Sevin has a dual mode of action. It works on contact and through ingestion. Sevin is nonsystemic, which means it does not penetrate plant tissue. After controlling the targeted pest, Sevin is easily broken down in the environment.
A: You can apply Sevin throughout the growing season with short preharvest intervals. ForSevin Granules more details, refer to the product label section.
A: Sevin controls numerous insects, depending on the product form. To view a complete listing of insects controlled, please refer to the product labels.
A: Yes, you can apply Sevin to new sod or newly seeded areas. Just keep in mind that you may wash away any seed that has not yet taken root if you have to water the product (granules and dust products only) after application or if you are applying a heavy liquid solution.
A: The products are the same, but for safety reasons, it is sold in a nonrefillable container.
A: Sevin Dust formulation is not intended to be mixed with water. It should only be used dry.
A: Sevin is registered for outdoor usage and should not be applied indoors, on bedding, or in vehicles.
A: Sevin can be used on household plants, as long as you take the plants outside while spraying and bring them back in once they have dried.
A: Sevin should be used only on items such as plants, trees, soil, and lawns (granules and dust products only). Any man-made material should not be sprayed with Sevin.
A: Sevin should not be used on animals. Pet-friendly products are available at pet stores. More information can be found by contacting your veterinarian. The old 5% labels state usage on animals, which are no longer for sale. Sevin product labels may be viewed here.
A: Once you spread the chemical on the lawn, wait for the grass and the ground to dry before re-entering the yard.
A: It is always a good idea to follow safety precautions listed with a product. These guidelines are there for the safety of you and those around you. Everyone has a different reaction to chemicals, and following precautions limits your chances of having a reaction.
A: It is never a good idea to mix two different chemicals together at one time. You can apply back-to-back treatments — just take into consideration that if you are applying two liquid products to a plant, the first application will be washed away. In this case, it would be best to treat the most important problem first, wait about a week, and apply the second chemical.
A: When temperatures are below 55° or above 85°, do not use the chemical for risk of product failure and scorching of plants. Generally, do not spray in the heat of the day, when the highest risk of burning plants is present.
A: When storing any Sevin formulation, follow these guidelines: