Optrol can be applied as a spray or soil drench.
As you may be aware, pests such as Emerald ash borer, Japanese beetle, and Bronze birch borer are threatening millions of trees across the country. Optrol is a systemic insecticide that is transported within the plant system from roots to upper foliage. It will control the pests and other listed pests.
Adelgids, Aphids, Borers (including: Bronze birch borer, Emerald ash borer, Asian longhorn beetle, Eucalyptus longhorn beetle), Elm leaf beetles, Japanese beetles, Lace bugs, Leafhoppers, Leafminers, Mealybugs, Pine tip moth (larvae), Psyllids, Royal palm bug, Sawfly larvae, Soft Scales, Thrips (Suppression), Whiteflies, White grubs larvae.
Click here to view a detailed list of every insect controlled by Optrol.
As you may be aware, Emerald ash borer is threatening millions of ash trees across the Midwest. These insects slowly kill ash trees by feeding on the tissue which transports water within the tree. Since the pest was first found in Michigan in 2002, it has killed over 40 million ash trees in the states ranging from Maryland to Minnesota, even down to Tennessee. Ever since its discovery, an immense amount of research has gone into insecticide options for protecting ash trees from EAB.
Now PlantCare Science is providing that protection for homeowners to actually treat their own trees.
A good source for independent information on treatment options is “Insecticide Options for Protecting Ash Trees from Emerald Ash Borer.” This guide was produced by leading researchers from Michigan State, Purdue University, University of Wisconsin, Ohio State, and Illinois University. Research recommends the active ingredient, imidacloprid, to fight Emerald ash borer.
Optrol is the same formulation as Xytect.