Imidacloprid by Compare-n-Save

Compare-n-Save’s Systemic Tree & Shrub Insect Drench with 1.47 percent imidacloprid protects plants for 12 months. Label here.


  • Adelgids
  • Aphids
  • Vine weevil larvae (including black vine weevil)
  • Borers:
    • Roundheaded borers (including Asian longhorned beetle and eucalyptus longhorned borer)
    • Flatheaded (including bronze birch alder and emerald ash borers)
  • Japanese beetles, adult
  • Lacebugs
  • Leaf beetles (including elm leaf beetles and viburnum leaf beetles)
  • Leafhoppers (including glassy-winged sharpshooter)
  • Leafminers (including birch leafminers)
  • Mealybugs
  • Pine tip moth larvae
  • Psyllids
  • Royal palm bugs
  • Sawfly larvae
  • Scales (including armored scale [suppression] and soft scale)
  • Thrips
  • Whiteflies

Application to Trees:
RATE: 1 ounce per inch of distance around trunk.

  • Tree with 1 trunk
    • Measure distance (in inches) around tree trunk at chest height (a flexible tape measure is recommended).
    • This is the number of ounces of this product to apply.
  • Tree with 2 or more trunks
    • Measure distance (in inches) around each tree trunk and add together.
    • Multiply this total by 0.75 to get the required number of ounces of this product to apply.

Example: A tree has 4 trunks. They measure 20, 10, 5 and 5 (inches) or a total of 40 inches. 40 x 0.75 = 30 ounces.

Application to Shrubs:
RATE: 3 ounces per foot of height.
DO NOT apply more than 9.4 ounces of product per 1,000 square feet per year.

  • Measure the height of the shrub to the nearest foot.
  • Multiply the number of feet by 3. This will be the number of ounces of this product to apply.

How to Apply

  • Fill a bucket or watering can with 1 gallon of water. For large trees with circumference greater than 50 inches, use 2 gallons of water.
  • Shake bottle well.
  • Carefully measure required amount of product into bucket.
  • Slowly pour the solution evenly around the tree. For best results, pour as close to the trunk/main stem of the tree/ shrub as possible.
  • Fill the bucket with clean water and pour it around the trunk as well.

People & Pets:
 People and pets may re-enter treated areas after spray has dried.

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