Safari Insecticide has received a Section 24(c) Special Local Need (SLN) label* in multiple states for use against the Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (HWA), a highly devastating, invasive pest that is killing hemlock trees in huge numbers along the United States’ Eastern seaboard. Previously available for use in ornamental landscapes, this label expands the approved use of Safari to include hemlocks growing on public and private lands, including national parks.
Under the SLN label, Safari may be applied as a soil injection, soil drench or basal trunk spray to hemlock trees on private and public lands in Georgia, Kentucky, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia.
Safari Insecticide (dinotefuran) is a new generation, super-systemic neonicotinoid that provides rapid control of HWA and a broad spectrum of other major landscape and ornamental pests. In addition to HWA, Safari also controls elongate hemlock scale, another common pest to hemlock trees.
Under the SLN label, Safari should be applied as a soil drench, soil injection or trunk spray at a rate of 3-12 grams per inch of trunk diameter at breast height.
*Follow all application directions, restrictions and precautions on the EPA registered label. SLN labeling must be in the possession of the user at the time of application.