Grenade ER Insecticide

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Grenade ER Insecticide

This treatment applies to the following species:
Manufacturer: Intervet/Merck Animal Health

For use in, on and around buildings and structures for the control of listed pests, including on lawns, ornamental trees and shrubs and around residential, institutional, public, commercial, agricultural and industrial buildings; and parks, recreational areas and athletic fields.

Active Ingredient

Lambdacyhalothrin1 [1α(S*),3α(Z)] - (±) - cyano - (3 - phenoxyphenyl)methyl - 3 - (2 - chloro - 3,3,3 - trifluoro - 1 - propenyl) - 2,2 - dimethylcyclopropanecarboxylate

9.7%

OTHER INGREDIENTS:

90.3%

TOTAL

100.0%

1Synthetic pyrethroid, capsule suspension (microencapsulated)

Keep Out Of Reach Of Children

CAUTION / PRECAUCíON

Si usted no entiende la etiqueta, busque a alguien para que se la explique a usted en detalle. (If you do not understand the label, find someone to explain it to you in detail.)

EPA Reg. No. 100-1066-773

EPA Est. No. 618-LA-1

First Aid

If On Skin Or Clothing

• Take off contaminated clothing.

• Rinse skin immediately with plenty of water for 15-20 minutes.

• Call a poison control center or doctor for treatment advice.

If In Eyes

• Hold eye open and rinse slowly and gently with water for 15-20 minutes.

• Remove contact lenses, if present, after the first 5 minutes, then continue rinsing eye.

• Call a poison control center or doctor for treatment advice.

If Swallowed

• Call a poison control center or doctor immediately for treatment advice.

• Do not give any liquid to the person.

• Do not induce vomiting unless told to do so by the poison control center or doctor.

• Do not give anything by mouth to an unconscious person.

Have the product container or label with you when calling a poison control center or doctor, or going for treatment.

Hot Line Number

For 24-Hour Medical Emergency Assistance (Human or Animal) Or Chemical Emergency Assistance (Spill, Leak, Fire, or Accident) Call 1-800-888-8372

Precautionary Statements

Hazards to Humans and Domestic Animals

Grenade ER Insecticide Caution/precaucíon

Harmful if absorbed through skin. Prolonged or frequently repeated skin contact may cause allergic skin reactions in some individuals. Avoid contact with skin, eyes, or clothing. Avoid breathing spray mist or vapor. Wash thoroughly with soap and water after handling, and before eating, drinking, chewing gum or using tobacco. Remove contaminated clothing and wash before reuse.

Environmental Hazards

This product is extremely toxic to fish. To protect the environment, do not allow pesticide to enter or runoff into storm drains, drainage ditches, gutters, or surface waters. Applying this product in calm weather when rain is not predicted for the next 24 hours will help ensure that wind or rain does not blow or wash pesticide off the treatment area. Rinsing application equipment over the treated area will help avoid runoff to water bodies or drainage systems. Drift and runoff from treated areas may be hazardous to aquatic organisms in neighboring areas. Apply this product only as specified on the label. When making applications, care should be used to avoid household pets, particularly fish and reptile pets.

This product is highly toxic to bees exposed to direct treatment or residues on blooming crops or weeds. Do not apply this product or allow it to drift to blooming crops or weeds if bees are visiting the treatment area.

Physical And Chemical Hazards

Do not use this product in or on electrical equipment due to the possibility of shock hazard.

CONDITIONS OF SALE AND LIMITATION OF WARRANTY AND LIABILITY

NOTICE: Read the entire Directions for Use and Conditions of Sale and Limitation of Warranty and Liability before buying or using this product. If the terms are not acceptable, return the product at once, unopened, and the purchase price will be refunded.

The Directions for Use of this product must be followed carefully. It is impossible to eliminate all risks inherently associated with the use of this product. Crop injury, ineffectiveness or other unintended consequences may result because of such factors as manner of use or application, weather or crop conditions, presence of other materials or other influencing factors in the use of the product, which are beyond the control of Merck Animal Heath or Seller. To the extent permitted by applicable law, Buyer and User agree to hold Merck Animal Health and Seller harmless for any claims relating to such factors.

Merck Animal Health warrants that this product conforms to the chemical description on the label and is reasonably fit for the purposes stated in the Directions for Use, when used in accordance with directions under normal use conditions. To the extent permitted by applicable law: (1) this warranty does not extend to the use of this product contrary to label instructions, or under conditions not reasonably foreseeable to or beyond the control of Seller or Merck Animal Health, and (2) Buyer and User assume the risk of any such use. To the extent permitted by applicable law, MERCK ANIMAL HEALTH MAKES NO WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR OF FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE NOR ANY OTHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTY EXCEPT AS WARRANTED BY THE LABEL.

To the extent permitted by applicable law, in no event shall Merck Animal Health be liable for any incidental, consequential or special damages resulting from the use or handling of this product. TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, THE EXCLUSIVE REMEDY OF THE USER OR BUYER, AND THE EXCLUSIVE LIABILITY OF MERCK ANIMAL HEALTH AND SELLER FOR ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, LOSSES, INJURIES OR DAMAGES (INCLUDING CLAIMS BASED ON BREACH OF WARRANTY, CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE, TORT, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE) RESULTING FROM THE USE OR HANDLING OF THIS PRODUCT, SHALL BE THE RETURN OF THE PURCHASE PRICE OF THE PRODUCT OR, AT THE ELECTION OF MERCK ANIMAL HEALTH OR SELLER, THE REPLACEMENT OF THE PRODUCT.

Merck Animal Health and Seller offer this product, and Buyer and User accept it, subject to the foregoing Conditions of Sale and Limitation of Warranty and of Liability, which may not be modified except by written agreement signed by a duly authorized representative of Merck Animal Health.

Directions For Use

It is a violation of Federal law to use this product in a manner inconsistent with its labeling.

IMPORTANT: Not for use on plants being grown for sale or other commercial use, or for commercial seed production, or for research purposes. For use on plants intended for aesthetic purposes or climatic modification and being grown in interior plantscapes, ornamental gardens or parks, or on lawns or grounds.

This product is restricted for use in the State of New York.

● All outdoor applications must be limited to spot or crack-and-crevice treatments only, except for the following permitted uses:

1. Treatment to soil or vegetation around structures;

2. Applications to lawns, turf, and other vegetation;

3. Applications to building foundations, up to a maximum height of 3 feet.

Other than applications to building foundations, all outdoor applications to impervious surfaces such as sidewalks, driveways, patios, porches, and structural surfaces (such as windows, doors, and eaves) are limited to spot and crack and crevice applications only.

● Do not water treated area to the point of runoff.

● Do not make applications during rain.

● Do not apply directly to sewers or drains, or to any area like a gutter where drainage to sewers, storm drains, water bodies, or aquatic habitat can occur, except as directed by the label.

Information: Structural And Perimeter Pest Control

For use as a surface, crack and crevice, or spot treatment in, on, and around buildings and structures and their immediate surroundings, and on modes of transport. Permitted areas of use include, but are not limited to, aircraft (cargo and other non-cabin areas only), apartment buildings, boiler rooms, buses, closets, correctional facilities, decks, entries, factories, fencing, floor drains (that lead to sewers), food granaries, food grain mills, food manufacturing, processing and serving establishments; furniture, garages, garbage rooms, greenhouses (non-commercial), hospitals, hotels and motels, houses, industrial buildings, laboratories, livestock/poultry housing, landscape vegetation, locker rooms, machine rooms, mausoleums, mobile homes, mop closets, mulch, nursing homes, offices, patios, pet kennels, porches, railcars, restaurants, storage rooms, schools, sewers (dry), stores, trailers, trees, trucks, utility passages, vessels, vestibules, warehouses, wineries and yards.

For indoor applications, retreat at 21 day intervals or as necessary to maintain control

Mixing Instructions

Grenade® ER Insecticide is intended for dilution with water for application using hand-held or power-operated application equipment as a coarse spray for crack and crevice or spot and surface treatments. Application equipment that delivers low volume treatments, such as the Micro-Injector® or Actisol® applicator, may also be used to make crack and crevice or spot and surface treatments. Fill applicator tank with the desired volume of water and add Grenade® ER Insecticide. Close and shake before use in order to ensure proper mixing. Shake or reagitate applicator tank before use if application is interrupted. Mix only amount of treatment volume as required. A surface treatment of Grenade® ER Insecticide may be applied by using a paintbrush or other porous applicator attached to a handle.

Tank Mixing

Grenade® ER Insecticide may be tank mixed with other currently registered pesticides unless expressly prohibited by the product label. To ensure compatibility, conduct a small volume mixing test with the other products. If mixed with sanitizers, add Grenade® ER Insecticide to the tank first. If other chemicals are added to the applicator tank, add Grenade® ER Insecticide last. If mixed with EC formulations, use within 24 hrs. Fill tank to desired volume and continue to agitate while making applications.

Grenade® ER Insecticide may be tank mixed with an Insect Growth Regulator (IGR) such as Archer® Insect Growth Regulator.

Observe all restrictions and precautions which appear on the labels of these products.

Foam Applications

Grenade® ER Insecticide may be converted to a foam and the foam used to treat structural voids to control or prevent pests including ants, bees, termites (above ground only), wasps, or other arthropods harboring in walls, under slabs, or in other void areas.

RATES FOR STRUCTURAL PESTS (HAND APPLICATION EQUIPMENT)

Pests

Concentration of A.I.

Dilution Rate

Ants, Bedbugs (adult), Bees, Beetles, Boxelder Bugs, Carpenter Bees, Carpet Beetles, Centipedes, Cigarette Beetles, Clover Mites, Cockroaches1, Confused Flour Beetles, Crickets, Earwigs, Firebrats, Fleas2, Flies, Lesser Grain Borers, Millipedes, Mosquitoes, Red Flour Beetles, Rice Weevils, Saw-toothed Grain Beetles, Silverfish, Sowbugs, Spiders, Termites (above ground only), Ticks, Wasps

0.015-0.03%

0.015%:

0.2 fl. oz. (6mL)/gal. of water

0.03%:

0.4 fl. oz. (12mL)/gal. of water

Cockroaches1, Crickets6, Flies5*, Litter Beetles3 (such as Darkling, Hide, and Carrion), Mosquitoes4, Pillbugs, Scorpions. Spiders6, Spider Mites (Twospotted, Spruce), Ticks6

0.06%

0.8 fl. oz. (24mL)/gal. of water

*Not approved for use in California at the high rate.

1 For cockroaches, the recommended rate for maintenance treatments is 0.015% and for clean-out treatments is 0.03%. For control of SEVERE infestations, use 0.06% rate.

2 For outdoor use only and use 0.03% rate.

3 For control of LIGHT beetle infestations, use 0.03% rate.

4 For residual control, use 0.06% rate.

5 Rates for flies may be increased to 0.06% when environmental conditions are severe and/or populations are high.

6 For clean-out/severe infestations, use 0.06% rate.

Specific Use Directions

Ants: Apply to any trails around doors and windows and other places where ants may be found. For best results, locate and treat nests. Where ants are trailing inside, apply as a residual surface treatment to active areas such as baseboards, corners, around pipes, in and behind cabinets, behind and under refrigerators, sinks, furnaces and stoves, cracks and crevices. When combining baits and residual surface insecticides, apply surface insecticides in cracks and crevices, along baseboards, and infested surfaces and outside barrier treatments. Treatment of perimeter landscaping can reduce honeydew-producing insects and limit this ant food source. Use baits in other areas that are untreated by residual insecticides; also see Outdoor Surfaces Use.

Cockroaches, Crickets, Earwigs, Firebrats, Silverfish, And Spiders

Apply as a coarse, low pressure spray to areas where these pests hide, such as baseboards, corners, storage areas, closets, around water pipes, doors and windows, attics and eaves, cabinets, behind and under refrigerators, furniture, sinks, furnaces and stoves, the underside of shelves, drawers and similar areas. Pay particular attention to cracks and crevices; also see Outdoor Surfaces Use.

Bedbugs

Clean floors and surfaces by vacuuming before applications. Apply as a coarse, low-pressure spray to harborage areas including crevices, baseboards, loose plaster, behind bed frames and headboards, beneath beds and furniture, and to bedsprings and bed frames. Do not apply to furniture surfaces or mattresses where people will be laying or sitting. Do not treat infested bedding, but remove and place in sealed plastic bags, and take for laundering and drying at high temperatures.

Bees, Flies, Mosquitoes, And Wasps

Apply directly to walls, ceilings, window screens, and other resting areas as a residual surface treatment. May be used inside residential buildings as well as in and around carports, garages, and storage sheds; also see Outdoor Surfaces Use. Use caution when treating nests of stinging insects as Grenade® ER Insecticide does not provide instant knockdown. Protective equipment for the applicator may be required. For best results, treat bee, wasp and hornet nests late in the day when most insects will be present. Allow 2-3 days for colony to die and retreat if necessary.

For mosquito control, apply as a structural perimeter spray to landscape plantings, turf, and building foundations to control mosquitoes. Yards or other frequented areas enclosed by landscaping can benefit from the creation of a mosquito barrier to reduce invading mosquitoes by the treatment of perimeter vegetation. Apply Grenade® ER Insecticide at specified rates in 2-5 gals. of water per 1,000 sq. ft. Higher volumes applied result in better coverage and, as a rule, will improve control. Application to vegetation away from structures may require additional certification, e.g. in turf or ornamental categories. Consult your state regulatory agency for requirements.

Carpenter Bees

Apply coarse spray to thoroughly wet wood surfaces where bees have been previously active or to provide protection against further damage. Apply early in the spring to prevent bees from invading wood. When bees have infested wood, surface applications can help control embedded larvae and bees that emerge from the wood. Applications can be made on a monthly basis to maintain protection of treated areas.

Pantry Pests (i.e., Carpet Beetle, Cigarette Beetle, Confused Flour Beetle, Lesser Grain Borer, Red Flour Beetle, Rice Weevil, And Saw-toothed Grain Beetle)

Apply to cupboards, shelving, and storage areas. Remove all utensils, uncovered foodstuffs (or any having original package opened), and shelf paper before making application. Allow treated surfaces to dry and cover shelves with clean paper before replacing any utensils, foodstuff, or other items. Any foodstuff accidentally contaminated with treatment solution should be destroyed.

Boxelder Bugs, Centipedes, Millipedes, Pillbugs, And Sowbugs

Apply around doors and windows and other places where these pests may be found or where they may enter premises. Treat baseboards, storage areas, and other locations. Apply barrier treatments to prevent infestation as described below; also see Outdoor Surfaces Use.

Fleas And Ticks

To control nuisance fleas and ticks (e.g. dog ticks) apply to kennels, yards, runs, and other areas where pets may frequent. For best coverage to control ticks, apply using a coarse fan spray to vegetation brush, branches, rock walls, and other areas near habitation where ticks may harbor or frequent. Treat entire area rather than making spot treatments, and retreat as necessary to maintain control. Do not apply to pasture or cropland, and do not allow animals and people access to treated areas until the deposit has dried. Applications can be made on a monthly basis, beginning in the spring and can continue until frost to control both larvae and adult ticks. Also, treat pest with a product registered for flea and tick control. See Outdoor Surfaces Use.

Cluster Flies

Apply in late summer or early fall before flies are observed alighting on surfaces. Apply thoroughly on siding, under eaves, and around windows and doors, paying particular attention to south-facing surfaces. Apply just enough dilution to adequately cover the area without excessive dripping or runoff. Volume can vary depending on the surface type treated. Heavy precipitation prior to frost may require re-treatments to maintain protection. In winter and spring when flies become active and are emerging, interior crack and crevice and void treatments can help reduce the infestation, along with ULV or surface application in infested attics or unoccupied lofts.

Litter Beetles (darkling, Hide, And Carrion Beetles) And Flies In Animal Housing (such As Poultry Housing)

To control adult litter beetles, apply Grenade® ER Insecticide to walls and floors at cleanout, before reintroduction of animals. This will suppress beetles that escaped earlier treatment and will help delay onset of future infestations. Pay attention to areas where beetles frequently occur, such as walls, supports, cages, stalls, and around feeders. To help control flies, apply a directed application to horizontal surfaces and overhead areas and allow to dry before reintroduction of animals; also see Livestock/Poultry Housing Structures and Pet Kennels.

Application Within Food Handling Establishments (places other than private residences in which exposed food is held, processed, prepared, or served) including, but not limited to, areas for receiving, storage, packing (canning, bottling, wrapping, boxing), preparing foods, edible waste storage and enclosed processing systems (mills, dairies, edible oils, syrups), and serving areas.

Use as a crack and crevice or spot treatment in and around both food and nonfood areas. Apply in small amounts directly into cracks and crevices, using equipment capable of delivering a pin stream of insecticide, in points between different elements of construction, between equipment and floor, openings leading to voids and hollow spaces in walls, equipment and bases. Clean food contact surfaces and equipment with an effective cleaning compound and rinse with potable water before using.

Limit individual spot treatments to an area no larger than 20% of the treated surface. Individual spot treatments should not exceed 2 sq. ft. Take extreme care that the product is not introduced into the air. Avoid contamination of food and food processing surfaces.

Application Within Food Serving Areas (facilities Where Foods Are Served, Such As Dining Rooms)

Apply as a crack and crevice or spot treatment to selective surfaces such as baseboards, under elements of construction, and into cracks and crevices. Do not treat surfaces likely to be contacted by food. (Do not apply when facility is in operation or foods are exposed.) Food must be covered or removed in area being treated. Do not apply directly to food or allow applications to contaminate food.

Application of this product in the Food Areas and/or Food Serving Areas of Food Handling Establishments other than as a spot and/or crack and crevice treatment is not permitted. Limit the use of application equipment such as the Micro-Injector or Actisol applicator in food areas to crack and crevice treatment only.

Livestock/poultry Housing Structures And Pet Kennels

Apply as a surface (including directed sprays) and/or crack and crevice treatment. Control is enhanced when interior and exterior perimeter applications are made in and around the livestock, poultry, and pet housing structures. Normal cleaning practices of the structure also must be followed along with applications of Grenade® ER Insecticide to effectively control the crawling and flying insect pests listed in the table.

For unoccupied areas of livestock barns or housing structures, apply to floors, vertical, and overhead surfaces where crawling or flying insect pests are or may be present. Cover feeders, waterers, and feed carts before application to prevent contamination. Do not apply to milk rooms or feed rooms. Pay attention to animal areas including stanchions, pipes, windows and doors, and areas where insect pests hide or congregate. Exterior applications to south facing walls and foundation perimeters can help prevent interior infestations of flying and crawling insect pests.

For poultry houses, apply to floor area (birds grown on litter) or to walls, posts, and cage framing (birds grown in cages). Also make applications into cracks and crevices around insulation. Reapply after each growout or sanitization procedure. Indoor control can be enhanced by making perimeter treatments around the outside of building foundations to prevent immigrating adult beetles. Apply in a uniform band 1-3 ft. up and 2-6 ft. out from foundation. Maintaining a year-round treatment program will prevent background populations from reaching problem levels.

Do not make interior applications of Grenade® ER Insecticide in areas of facility where animals other than cattle or calves are present. Allow treated surfaces to completely dry before restocking the facility.

Do Not make applications to any animal feedstuffs, water, or watering equipment.

Do Not contaminate any animal food, feed, or water in and around livestock, poultry, or pet housing when making applications.

Outdoor Surfaces Use

For control of ants, bees, centipedes, cockroaches, crickets, fleas, flies, millipedes, mosquitoes, scorpions, sowbugs, pillbugs, spiders, termites (above ground only), ticks, wasps, and other similar perimeter arthropod pests. Apply with either hand or power application equipment as a residual treatment to ornamental plants next to foundations of buildings and to surfaces of buildings, porches, screens, window frames, eaves, patios, garages, refuse dumps, and other similar areas where these insect pests are active. For termites, this type of application is not intended as a substitute for soil treatment labeled termiticides or mechanical alteration to control subterranean termites, or fumigation for extensive infestation of drywood termites or other wood-infesting insects. The purpose of such applications of Grenade® ER Insecticide for termites is to kill workers or winged reproductive forms which may be present in treated channels at the time of treatment. Such applications are not a substitute for mechanical alteration, soil treatment or foundation treatment, but are merely a supplement. This product is not recommended as sole protection against termites. For active termite infestations, get a professional inspection.

Structural Perimeter Barrier Treatments

Applying a continual band of insecticide around a building foundation and around windows, doors, service line entrances, eaves, vents, and other areas can greatly reduce the potential for entry by crawling pests. To facilitate application, remove debris and leaf litter from next to the foundation, cut back vegetation and branches that touch the foundation, and move or rake back rocks, deep mulch, or other potential pest harborage next to the foundation. Apply the band up to 10 ft. wide around the structure (or according to state regulations governing commercial pest control) and upwards along the foundation to 3 ft. and around windows, doors, and roof overhangs. Apply as a coarse spray to thoroughly and uniformly wet the foundation and/or band area so that the insecticide will reach the soil or thatch level where pests may be active.

Amount of concentrate is dependent upon pest species (see pest table and comments), infestation levels, and service interval desired.

Rate Table For Structural Perimeter Barrier Applications

Application Rate:
Fl. oz. (mL) of Grenade ER Insecticide

Gals. of Water1

Area of Coverage (sq. ft.)

0.2 fl. oz. (6 mL)

1-5 gals.

800-1600 sq. ft.

0.4 fl. oz. (12 mL)

1-5 gals.

800-1600 sq. ft.

0.8 fl. oz. (24 mL)

1-5 gals.

800-1600 sq. ft.

1Application volume may be greater than 5 gals./800-1600 sq. ft. if required under heavy vegetative or landscaping materials in order to obtain desired coverage.

Examples of Dilutions For Structural Perimeter Barrier Applications

Application Volume Gals. of Solution/1000 sq. ft.

Application Rate Fl. oz. (mL) of Grenade ER Insecticide/1000 sq. ft.

Fl. oz. (ml) of Grenade ER Insecticide to Dilute in Water According to Spray Tank Volumes

 

 

5 gals.

10 gals.

50 gals.

1 gal./1000 sq. ft.

0.2 fl. oz. (6 mL)

0.4 fl. oz. (12 mL)

0.8 fl. oz. (24 mL)

1 fl. oz. (30 mL)

2 fl. oz. (60 mL)

4 fl. oz. (120 mL)

2 fl. oz. (60 mL)

4 fl. oz. (120 mL)

8 fl. oz. (240 mL)

10 fl. oz. (300 mL)

20 fl. oz. (600 mL)

40 fl. oz. (1200 mL)

2 gal./1000 sq. ft.

0.2 fl. oz. (6 mL)

0.4 fl. oz. (12 mL)

0.8 fl. oz. (24 mL)

0.5 fl. oz. (15 mL)

1 fl. oz. (30 mL)

2 fl. oz. (60 mL)

1 fl. oz. (30 mL)

2 fl. oz. (60 mL)

4 fl. oz. (120 mL)

5 fl. oz. (150 mL)

10 fl. oz. (300 mL)

20 fl. oz. (600 mL)

5 gal./1000 sq. ft.

0.2 fl. oz. (6 mL)

0.4 fl. oz. (12 mL)

0.8 fl. oz. (24 mL)

0.2 fl. oz. (6 mL)

0.4 fl. oz. (12 mL)

0.8 fl. oz. (24 mL)

0.4 fl. oz. (12 mL)

0.8 fl. oz. (24 mL)

1.6 fl. oz. (48 mL)

2 fl. oz. (60 mL)

4 fl. oz. (120 mL)

8 fl. oz. (240 mL)

Example calculation: to apply the mid-rate of Grenade® ER Insecticide at a volume of 5 gaI./1000 sq. ft., mix 4 oz. of concentrate in 50 gallons of water.

The percent active ingredient in the finished Grenade® ER Insecticide dilution can be calculated with the following formula: mL needed to add times 9.7% active in concentrate, divided by gal. finished dilution times 3785 mL/gal. = % active in dilution. (Example: 4 fl. oz. in 50 gal. is 120 mL, times 9.7 equals 1164, and 50 gal. times 3785 is 189250. Dividing 1164 by 189250 equals 0.006% active in the tank dilution).

Note: Do not use water base sprays of Grenade® ER Insecticide in conduits, motor housings, junction boxes, switch boxes, or other electrical equipment because of possible shock hazard. Thoroughly wash out sprayer and screen with water and detergent before using Grenade® ER Insecticide. Grenade® ER Insecticide has not stained or caused damage to painted or varnished surfaces, plastics, fabrics, or other surfaces where water applied alone causes no damage. However, treat a small area and allow to dry, to determine whether staining will occur.

LET TREATED SURFACES DRY BEFORE ALLOWING HUMANS AND PETS TO CONTACT SURFACES.

Do not use this product with oil.

Do not apply this product in any room being used as living, eating, sleeping, or recovery area by patients, the elderly, or infirm when they are in the room.

Do not apply to classrooms when in use.

Do not apply to institutions (including libraries, sports facilities, etc.,) in the immediate area when occupants are present.

Do not apply this product to edible growing crops or stored raw agricultural commodities used for food or feed.

Do not allow applications to contact water inhabited by fish, such as in aquariums and ornamental fish ponds that are located in/around structures being treated.

Information: Lawns/turfgrass And Ornamentals

Grenade® ER Insecticide may be used for applications to maintain indoor or outdoor areas where turf and ornamentals are grown such as residential landscaped areas and non-residential landscapes around institutional, public, commercial and industrial buildings, parks, recreational areas, and athletic fields. Application rates for turf and ornamental applications of Grenade® ER Insecticide are lower than structural pest control rates, reflecting that treatment intervals are generally more frequent.

Applicators must ensure that they are certified in the necessary pesticide certification categories to allow application of Grenade® ER Insecticide away from structures, such as to turf and ornamental plantings. Structural pest control certification categories may limit the distance away from structures for pesticide application. Consult your state extension office or pesticide regulatory officials for further information.

IMPORTANT: Time application to flowering plants during periods when pollinating insects are not present, such as early morning or late evening.

Do not apply this product through any type of irrigation system.

Do not apply this product to edible crops.

Do not apply this product by aerial application.

Use of the pesticide adjacent to water may affect aquatic organisms. To protect these organisms, do not apply this pesticide within 25 ft. of lakes, reservoirs, rivers, permanent streams, marshes or natural ponds, estuaries, and commercial fish farm ponds.

Do not make outdoor broadcast applications to turf and ornamentals when wind speed is 15 mph or greater.

In the state of New York, do not apply within 100 ft. of coastal marshes or streams that drain into coastal marshes.

Mixing Instructions (turf And Ornamental Dilutions)

Grenade® ER Insecticide is to be mixed with water and may be used in all types of standard application equipment. Fill applicator tank with the desired volume of water and add Grenade® ER Insecticide. Adjust water pH with a buffering agent if necessary to achieve a pH of 5-7. Slowly add Grenade® ER Insecticide to applicator tank water with maximum agitation. Close and shake or reagitate applicator tank before use if application is interrupted. Make up only amount of treatment volume as required.

Tank Mixing (turf And Ornamental Dilutions)

Grenade® ER Insecticide may be tank mixed with other currently registered pesticides unless expressly prohibited by the product label. Adjuvants such as spreader stickers, wetting agents, and penetrants may also be added. To ensure compatibility, conduct a small volume mixing test with the other products. If other chemicals are added to the applicator tank, add Grenade® ER Insecticide last. Fill tank to desired volume and continue to agitate while making applications. If mixed with EC formulations, use within 24 hours.

Observe all restrictions and precautions which appear on the labels of these products.

Tank Dilution Rates for Ornamental Pests

RATES FOR STRUCTURAL PESTS (HAND APPLICATION EQUIPMENT)

Use

Pest

Amount of Grenade® ER Insecticide

Ornamentals

In Residential Landscaped Areas and Landscaped Areas Around Institutional, Public, Commercial and Industrial Buildings, Parks, Recreational Areas, and Athletic Fields (including Trees, Shrubs, Flowers, Evergreens, Foliage Plants and Groundcovers)

Ants (Including Imported fire ants)

Armyworms, Azalea caterpillars, Aphids, Bagworms, Black vine weevils (adult), Boxelder bugs, Budworms, California oakworms, Cankerworms, Cockroaches, Crickets, Cutworms, Eastern tent caterpillars, Elm leaf beetles, European sawflies, Fall webworms, Flea beetles, Forest tent catepillars, Gypsy moth larvae, Japanese beetles (adults), June beetles (adults), Lace bugs, Leaf-feeding caterpillars, Leafhoppers, Leafminers (adults), Leaf rollers, Leaf skeletonizers, Midges, Mosquitoes, Oleander moth larvae, Pillbugs, Pine sawflies, Pine shoot beetles, Pinetip moths, Plant bugs, Root weevils, Sawflies, Scale insects (crawlers), Spiders, Spittlebugs, Striped beetles, Striped oakworms, Thrips, Tip moths, Tussock moth larvae, Wasps

1.5-5 fl. oz./100 gals.

or

44-148 mL/100 gals.

Broadmites, Brown soft scale, California red scale (crawlers), Clover mites, Mealybugs, Pine needle scale (crawlers), Spider mites, Whiteflies

3-5 fl. oz./100 gals.

or

88-148 mL/100 gals.

Example calculation: to prepare a mid-rate dilution of Grenade® ER Insecticide, mix 3 fl. oz. (88 mL) of concentration in 100 gals.

Start application to ornamentals prior to the establishment of high insect pest populations. Make reapplications as necessary to keep pest populations under control, using higher rates as pest pressure increases.

Apply at 7-day intervals if retreatment is necessary. Limit more frequent treatments to spot treatments. Recognize that as plants grow, new foliage will be unprotected until treated.

Do not apply more than 0.36 lbs. of an a.i. (52.4 fl. oz. of concentrate)/A per year.

Good spray coverage is necessary to provide the most effective level of control. Addition of a spreader-sticker at specified rates may enhance the control of insects on certain species of ornamentals having waxy, hard to wet foliage.

For spot treatments use 0.5 fl. oz. Grenade® ER Insecticide per 1-2 1/2 gals. of water.

Consult your state university or local Cooperative Extension Service office for specific pest control application timing in your area.

NOTE: While phytotoxicity testing has been carried out on a wide range of ornamental plants under various environmental conditions, and no phytotoxicity has been observed, certain cultivars may be sensitive to the final spray solution.

Prespray a selection of ornamental plants and observe them for 7-10 days prior to treating large areas if local use experience is unavailable. This is especially advisable if Grenade® ER Insecticide is being mixed with another product or ingredient besides water. See Tank Mixing (Turf and Ornamental Dilutions) instructions.

Scale: Thoroughly cover the plan with Grenade® ER Insecticide spray, including trunks, stems, twigs, and foliage for control of scale insects (crawler stage).

Bagworm: Apply Grenade® ER Insecticide when bagworm larvae begin to hatch. Spray directly on the larvae. Application is the most effective when the larvae are young.

Grenade® ER Insecticide Mixing Chart for Ornamental Insect Pest Control

Rate of Grenade® ER Insecticide

25 Gals.

50 Gals.

100 Gals.

200 Gals.

300 Gals.

1.5 fl. oz.1

3.0 fl. oz.2

5.0 fl. oz.3

0.4 fl. oz.

0.8 fl. oz.

1.3 fl. oz.

0.8 fl. oz.

1.5 fl. oz.

2.5 fl. oz.

1.5 fl. oz.

3.0 fl. oz.

5.0 fl. oz.

3.0 fl. oz.

6.0 fl. oz.

10.0 fl. oz.

4.5 fl. oz.

9.0 fl. oz.

15.0 fl. oz.

1Equivalent to 3.5 mL/1000 sq. ft. (or 5 fl. oz./A) when applied at 8 gal./1000 sq. ft.

2Equivalent to 7mL/1000 sq. ft. (or 10 fl. oz./A) when applied at 8 gal./1000 sq. ft.

3Equivalent to 9.5 mL/1000 sq. ft. (or 14 fl. oz./A) when applied at 8 gal./1000 sq. ft.

Power Spray Rates for Lawn and Turfgrass Pests

Use

Pest

Amount of Grenade® ER Insecticide

Lawn/Turfgrass

Around Residential, Institutional, Public, Commercial and Industrial Buildings, Parks, Recreational Areas and Athletic Fields

Ants (Including Imported fire ants)

Armyworms, Centipedes, Crickets, Cutworms, Earwigs, Fleas (adults), Grasshoppers, Japanese beetles (adult), Millipedes, Mites, Mosquitoes (adult), Pillbugs, Sod webworms, Sow bugs, Ticks (including species which transmit Lyme disease)

3.4-7 mL/1000 sq. ft.

or

5-10 fl. oz./A

Bluegrass billbugs (adult), Black turfgrass ataenius (adult), Chiggers, Fleas (adult), Grubs (suppression), Hyperodes weevils (adult), Mole crickets (nymphs and young adults)

7 mL/1000 sq. ft.

or

10 fl. oz./A

Example calculation: to treat listed turf pests at the mid-rate for Grenade® ER Insecticide of 7 mL/1000 sq. ft., determine gals. dilution/1000 sq. ft. needed to cover turf. At 5 gal./1000 sq. ft., add 7 mL ÷ 5 or 1.4 mL per gallon. For a 50 gallon tank, this would be equivalent to 70 mL or 2.5 fl. oz. in 50 gals. water.

Start application to turf prior to the establishment of high insect pest populations and significant turf damage. Make reapplications as necessary to keep pest populations under control, using higher rates as pest pressure increases.

Apply at 7-day intervals if retreatment is necessary. Limit more frequent treatments to spot treatments.

Do not apply more than 0.36 lbs. of a.i. (52.4 fl. oz. of concentrate)/A per year.

For spot treatments, use 0.5 fl. oz. of Grenade® ER Insecticide per 1-2.5 gals. of water.

Do not apply when turfgrass is waterlogged or when soils are saturated with water (i.e. will not accept irrigation).

KEEP CHILDREN AND PETS OFF TREATED AREAS UNTIL SPRAY HAS DRIED FOLLOWING THE APPLICATION.

Surface Insect Control (armyworm, Cutworms, Fleas, Etc.)

Apply Grenade® ER Insecticide at specified rates in 2-5 gals. of water per 1,000 sq. ft. The use of a spreader-sticker may be useful if high rainfall amounts are forecast, otherwise the addition of adjuvants is not necessary under normal conditions for surface insect control in turf. Delay watering or mowing for 12-24 hours for optimum control of surface-feeding insect pests.

Thatch Inhabiting Insect Control (chinch Bugs, Billbugs, Etc.)

Apply Grenade® ER Insecticide at specified rates in 2-10 gals. of water per 1,000 sq. ft. The use of nonionic wetting agent, penetrant or similar adjuvant is recommended. Lightly irrigate after application with up to 1/2 inch of water to move the Grenade® ER Insecticide into the thatch layer. If irrigation is not available, then use high water application rates for optimum results.

Subsurface Insect Control (mole Crickets, Grubs, Etc.)

Apply Grenade® ER Insecticide at specified rates in 4-10 gals. of water per 1,000 sq. ft. The use of nonionic wetting agent, penetrant or similar adjuvant is strongly recommended. Use the highest water application rates possible with your sprayer. Apply Grenade® ER Insecticide to turf wet with dew, rain or irrigation. Water-in immediately after application with 1/4 - 1/2 inch of water for optimum results.

Fire Ant Control

Treat individual mounds with a drench application using a watering can. Use 0.5 fl. oz. of Grenade® ER Insecticide per 2.5 gals. of water. Thoroughly soak each mound and a 3 ft. diameter circle around each mound. Gently apply the mixture to avoid disturbing the mound. Disturbing the mound may cause the ants to migrate and reduce the effectiveness of the treatment. For best results, apply in early morning or late evening hours. Applications can be made on a monthly basis to maintain protection of treated areas.

Mosquito Control

Apply as a spray around landscape plantings, turf, and building foundations to control mosquitoes. Yards or other frequented areas enclosed by landscaping can benefit from the creation of a mosquito barrier to reduce invading mosquitoes by the treatment of perimeter vegetation. Apply Grenade® ER Insecticide at specified rates in 2-5 gals. of water per 1,000 sq. ft. Higher volumes applied result in better coverage and, as a rule, will improve control.

Grenade® ER Insecticide Mixing Chart for Turf Insect Pest Control

(Grenade® ER Insecticide to add per 100 gal. spray tank)

Rate of Grenade® ER Insecticide

Application Rate Per 1,000 Sq. Ft. of Turf

2 gal.

4 gal.

6 gal.

8 gal.

10 gal.

5 fl. oz./A

10 fl. oz./A

5.7 fl. oz.

11.5 fl. oz.

2.9 fl. oz.

5.7 fl. oz.

1.9 fl. oz.

3.8 fl. oz.

1.4 fl. oz.

2.9 fl. oz.

1.2 fl. oz.

2.3 fl. oz.

Conversion Rate: 1 fluid ounce (fl. oz.) equals 29 milliliters (mL).

Storage And Disposal

Do not contaminate water, food, or feed by storage or disposal. Open dumping is prohibited. Do not reuse empty container.

Pesticide Storage

Keep container closed when not in use. Do not store near food or feed. Shake well before use. Protect from freezing. In case of spill or leak on floor or paved surfaces, soak up with sand, earth, or synthetic absorbent. Remove to chemical waste storage area until proper disposal can be made.

Pesticide Disposal

Pesticide wastes are toxic. Improper disposal of excess pesticide, spray mixture, or rinsate is a violation of Federal law. If these wastes cannot be disposed of by use according to label instructions, contact your State Pesticide or Environmental Control Agency, or the Hazardous Waste representative of the nearest EPA Regional Office for guidance.

Container Handling

Nonrefillable container. Do not reuse or refill this container. Offer for recycling if available. Triple rinse container (or equivalent) promptly after emptying. Triple rinse as follows: empty the remaining contents into application equipment or a mix tank. Drain for 10 seconds after the flow begins to drip. Fill the container ¼ full with water and recap. Shake for 10 seconds. Pour rinsate into application equipment or a mix tank or store rinsate for later use or disposal. Drain for 10 seconds after the flow begins to drip. Repeat this procedure two more times. Then offer for recycling if available or puncture and dispose of in a sanitary landfill, or by incineration, or, if allowed by state and local authorities, by burning. If burned, stay out of smoke.

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