University of Kentucky College of Agriculture
ENTFACT-323

INSECTICIDES FOR MANAGING HERB PESTS

by Ric Bessin, Extension Entomologist
University of Kentucky College of Agriculture

 

While pest problems are not common on some herbs types, insecticides can be helpful with herb production. The table below lists the available insecticides and miticides for herb production, the herbs that they are approved for, and the groups of pests that they target. The table below lists only pest groups, refer to the label for specific pests that these insecticides target. Pesticide names that are in italics represent Restricted Use Pesticides. The pesticides Dipel, Entrust, M-Pede, and Pyganic, are OMRI approved.

 

Always read and follow the label instructions. You must follow label instructions for pesticide applications.

 

Insecticide Basil Chives Cilantro Dill    Mint Oregano Parsley Rosemary Thyme
Acramite 50 WS No No No No Yes No No No No
Actara No No No No Yes No Yes No No
Admire Pro Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes Yes Yes
Agri-Mek 0.15 EC Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Ambush No No No No No No Yes No No
Assail 30 SG No Yes No No No No Yes No No
Avaunt No Yes No No Yes No Yes No No
Baythroid XL No No No No No No Yes No No
Brigade WSB No No Yes No No No No No No
Confirm 2 F No No No No No No Yes No No
Coragen No No No No No No Yes No No
Dipel Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Durivo No No No No No No Yes No No
Entrust Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes
Fulfill No No No No No No Yes No No
Intrepid 2 F No Yes Yes No No No Yes No No
Leverage 2.7 No No No No No No Yes No No
Lorsban 75 WG No No No No Yes No No No No
Malathion 57EC No No No No Yes No Yes No No
Movento No No No No No No Yes No No
M-Pede Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Mustang Max No No Yes No No No Yes No No
Oberon 2 SC No No No No No No Yes No No
Permethrin 3.2 EC No No No No No No Yes No No
Platinum 2 F No No No No No No Yes No No
Proclaim 5WDG No No No No No No Yes No No

Provado 1.6 F

Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes Yes Yes

Pyganic EC 5.0

Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Radiant

Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes

Synapse 24 WG

No No No No No No Yes No No

Trigard 75 WP

No No No No No No Yes No No

Venom 20 SG

No No No No No No Yes No No

Voliam Flexi

No No No No No No Yes No No

 

Insecticide Aphids Leaf-hoppers Grass-hoppers Thrips  Leaf-miners Caterpillars Flea Beetles White-flies Mites
Acramite 50 WS Yes
Actara Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Admire Pro Yes Yes Yes Yes
Agri-Mek 0.15 EC Yes
Ambush Yes Yes Yes
Assail 30 SG Yes Yes Yes
Avaunt Yes
Baythroid XL Yes Yes Yes Yes
Brigade WSB Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Confirm 2 F Yes
Coragen Yes Yes Yes
Dipel Yes
Durivo Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Entrust Yes Yes
Fulfill Yes Yes
Intrepid 2 F Yes
Leverage 2.7 Yes Yes Yes Yes
Lorsban 75 WG Yes
Malathion 57EC Yes Yes
Movento Yes Yes
M-Pede Yes Yes Yes Yes
Mustang Max Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Oberon 2 SC Yes
Permethrin 3.2 EC Yes Yes Yes Yes
Platinum 2 F Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Proclaim 5WDG Yes Yes

Provado 1.6 F

Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Pyganic EC 5.0

Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Radiant

Yes Yes

Synapse 24 WG

Yes

Trigard 75 WP

Yes

Venom 20 SG

Yes Yes Yes Yes

Voliam Flexi

Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

 

Issued: 2/10

 

CAUTION! Pesticide recommendations in this publication are registered for use in Kentucky, USA ONLY! The use of some products may not be legal in your state or country. Please check with your local county agent or regulatory official before using any pesticide mentioned in this publication.

 

Of course, ALWAYS READ AND FOLLOW LABEL DIRECTIONS FOR SAFE USE OF ANY PESTICIDE!