Sevin

Sevin is a broad spectrum insecticide that kills over 500 pests and insects that commonly invade your yard and garden. It is a non-selective insecticide that kills upon contact and also has a few months of residual power after application. It’s one of the strongest insecticides available on the market and is safe for use on ornamentals, fruit trees, vegetable gardens, and other plants when used as directed.

Helpful Links Regarding Pesticides:

How to Use Pesticides Safely & Effectively
Our Pesticide Disclaimer for Controversial Products & Pollinators

How to Use & When to Apply:

Apply liquid sprays on dry, mild, calm days to the leaves of plants. If you are using a dust, apply under the same conditions but for best results, use when leaves are slightly moist for best stickage.

Follow all label directions closely, especially on edible crops such as fruit trees and vegetables. Vegetable plants in particular have slightly different “spraying intervals” and “last spray date before harvest” days so be careful to follow the instructions closely. The label has plenty of information for all different types of edibles and vegetables.

Apply when plants are infected with target insects OR before problem occurs. Works best on younger populations of insects or even as a preventative but also has great strength on existing mature populations depending on the particular insect. May take a repeated application to completely knock out a strong insect population.

Insects Controlled   
Full list taken from Sevin site.

  • Ants
  • Aphids
  • Armyworms
  • Bagworms
  • Billbugs
  • Black Flies
  • Boxelder Bugs
  • Bristletails
  • Cabbageworms
  • Caterpillars
  • Cockroaches
  • Colorado Potato Beetles
  • Crickets
  • Cutworms
  • Earwigs
  • Flea Beetles
  • Fungus Gnats
  • Grasshoppers
  • Ground Beetles
  • Hornworms
  • Japanese Beetles
  • Lace Bugs
  • Ladybug Beetles
  • Leafhoppers
  • Mealybugs
  • Millipedes
  • Mole Crickets
  • Scale Insects
  • Scarab Beetles
  • Silverfish
  • Spiders
  • Spittlebugs
  • Springtails
  • Squash Bugs
  • Stink Bugs
  • Tent Caterpillars
  • Thrips
  • Ticks (Blacklegged Tick, Brown Dog Tick, Deer Tick)
  • Wasps (including Yellow Jackets)
  • Whiteflies
  • and many more listed on the label

Pros to Using Sevin

  • Can be used on ornamental plants, lawns, fruit trees, and vegetable gardens
  • Kills over 500 listed insects/pests
  • Not only kills on contact but has residual control for up to 3 months
  • Comes in concentrated forms to save you money and a hose end sprayer to reach high places

Cons to Using Sevin

  • Non-selective–will kill most insects including honeybees and beneficial pollinators
  • Non-systemic–does not translocate into plant and kills only what it touches
  • May need to be reapplied after rain or frequent watering

Available Sizes:

Helpful Link: How to Use Pesticides in Their Various Forms

Sevin 32 Ounce Ready to Use

Great for spot treatments or plants that require a quick dose. Already premixed with water so just open and spray. No mixing or measuring required.

Sevin Ready to Spray 32 Ounce  Hose End Sprayer

Perfect for lawn treatments or for larger areas with large infestations of insects. Convenient because it hooks directly to the hose and comes out premeasured. Simply hook up to your garden hose, point, and spray. 

Sevin 32 Ounce Concentrate

Sevin concentrates are the most effective way to buy Sevin per ounce of chemical. Sevin comes in a variety of concentrate sizes. Requires mixing with water in a spray tank. Great for large areas or in situations where you have trees, shrubs, roses, or sizeable ornamental/vegetable garden beds. 

Sevin 1 Gallon Concentrate

Sevin concentrates are the most effective way to buy Sevin per ounce of chemical. Sevin comes in a variety of concentrate sizes. Requires mixing with water in a spray tank. Great for large areas or in situations where you have trees, shrubs, roses, or sizeable ornamental/vegetable garden beds. 

Sevin 1 Pound Dust (3 Pack)

This is the same chemical that comes in the liquid, but in dust form. Some gardeners prefer to use the dust form over the spray. Make sure to apply on a calm, mild day to avoid blowback. Apply when leaves are slightly moist to ensure stickage. 

Sevin 10 Pound Granule

The large bags of granules are for use in a lawn or garden. Great for large areas and especially soil-dwelling insects like grubs. Will not harm plants or lawn. Use in a spreader for an even, accurate application. Water thoroughly to release and activate the chemical. 

 

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