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Aktellik is a chemical preparation for pest control. It is used in agricultural and ornamental crops. It is an insectoacaricide effective against insects and mites. It not only kills pests, but also creates prolonged protection from their appearance in the future.
The acticle against pests
Actellik is an insecticide and acaricide of the phosphoroorganic group. Its active substance is pyrimiphos-methyl, supplemented with auxiliary components to increase the duration of exposure.
Actellik does not cause addiction and ticks in addiction. But with a strong infection, it is recommended to use it in combination with other insecticides and acaricides in order to improve the result. It is combined with all means for processing plants, except for the Bordeaux fluid.
By the nature of interaction with pests, the drug Actellik is a non-systemic contact-intestinal agent. For the death of insects and ticks, it must get on their body. Insectoacaricide penetrates the body through the skin and digestive tract, and then stops the work of the nervous system.
Positive qualities of Aktellik:
- Quick action. Pest death occurs in a few minutes or a couple of hours - this is affected by the type of insect, as well as climatic conditions.
- Long-lasting protection. When processing by Actellik decorative and vegetable crops, it lasts 2 weeks.
- Versatility: effective against aphids, scabs, mites, whiteflies, etc.
- Does not harm plants and human health when used correctly.
The product is released in the form of a powder or ampoules for the preparation of a working solution, less often - an emulsion.
Mode of application
The drug is used by spraying or wiping leaves of plants. To do this, use a spray or a regular sponge. It will not be superfluous and shed the soil - insects often hide in it.
The product is toxic to humans, and the procedure should be carried out outdoors. Often used Actellik for indoor plants: in this case, you must take the pots to the street, so that the room is not filled with chemical vapors.
The efficiency of the Actellik increases at an air temperature of 23-25 ° C, so it is recommended that treatment be carried out on warm days if possible. The humidity of the air is positively affected by 60%.
The best time for processing is morning and evening, when there are no strong rays of sun and wind. It is better to choose cloudy weather, but without rain - the drug works for 4-6 hours, and precipitation in this period can lead to a decrease in the effect.
Preparation of the solution
All necessary and important to read the information is in the instructions to the Actellik. The most common forms of the drug used in horticulture and floriculture - ampoules and wettable powder, packaged in bags. The volume of the drug in them is 2 ml. They should be thoroughly mixed in 2 liters of water.
If the pest infestation is extensive, the concentration of the solution can be doubled: 2 ml per 1 liter of water.
The rates of application depend on two factors: the culture and the conditions of growing the plants (figures are given for 10 m2):
- berry crops, processed from aphids, weevil beetles, fire and other, l;
- cucumbers, vegetables from the Paslenov family (eggplant, sweet pepper, tomatoes) - 2 liters for open ground and 1 liter for closed;
- ornamental plants - 2 liters for open ground and 1 liter for growing indoors;
- cabbage, carrots - 1 l;
- peach, horseradish, honeysuckle - from 2 to 5 liters per tree or bush.
Use for processing plants only freshly prepared solution. Applying it to vegetable, berry and fruit crops should be remembered: until the time of harvest, be another 1 month, otherwise there is a high probability that vegetables and fruits will be toxic and able to cause poisoning. For the same reason, the drug is used no more often than 2 times in 1 year. The optimal time between treatments is 2 weeks. During this time new eggs will appear from the pests laid by the pests.
In the instruction for the use of Actellika it is stated that its active substance belongs to the second class of danger. This means that when it enters the human body, it has a toxic effect.
Therefore, when using the drug, you must follow safety measures: wear rubber gloves, and preferably a respirator and safety glasses. Do not spray the solution against the wind: it will fall into the respiratory system. For the treatment of domestic plants, it is recommended to replace Actellik with analogues with lower toxicity: for example, "Fitoverm".
The agent is stored at -10 ° C to 35 ° C. It should lie in a place inaccessible to children and animals, as well as away from sources of fire.
Actellik is an effective insecticide that kills most species of insect pests and ticks. In order for the product to work and not cause damage to health, it is necessary to follow the instructions for use.