How do you use Dipel dust?
Hereof, what is Dipel dust?
Dipel is a microbial insecticide - meaning that it is a bacteria that kills insects! A bag of Dipel Dust contains billions and billions of freeze-dried (dead) cells of the bacterium Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt). These bacteria live naturally in the soil and cause no harm to humans, birds, or plants.
One may also ask, how do you use dipel? Mix one 10g sachet per 10L water OR 5g per 5L water. HOW TO APPLY: Spray when caterpillars or their damage first appear. It is important to spray both sides of all foliage. Respraying at 5 – 7 day intervals may be needed as more caterpillars hatch or under rainy conditions.
In this manner, how do you use Derris Dust?
Directions for use Lightly dust plants directly from shaker at first sign of insects. Choose a still morning, preferably when dew is on the foliage. While insects are evident repeat every 7-10 days, or following rain.
Is Dipel dust harmful to bees?
Answer: Fertilome Dipel Dust is safe for use around bees. However, we do recommend that you not you apply it over the top of blooming plants where bees would forage or pollenate, and that you apply in the morning or evening when they are least active.