Astro insecticide 2-20-09 commercial label
For Use by Individuals/Firms licensed by the State
to apply insecticide products.
• Cal poison control center or doctor immediately
For use to control insect pests on lawns, ornamen-
• Do not induce vomiting unless told to do so by the
tal trees and shrubs and around buildings for
perimeter insect control including landscaped
• Do not give any liquid to the person.
areas around residential, institutional, public,
• Do not give anything by mouth to an unconscious
commercial and industrial buildings, parks, recre-
ational areas and athletic fields.
• If person is not breathing, cal 911 or an ambu-
lance, then give artificial respiration, preferably by
• Cal a poison control center or doctor for further
If on skin or
• Rinse skin immediately with plenty of water for 15-
EPA Reg. No. 279-3141
EPA Est. 39578-TX-1
• Cal a poison control center or doctor for treatment
If in eyes
• Hold eye open and rinse slowly and gently with
Permethrin** . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36.8%
• Remove contact lenses, if present, after the first 5
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63.2%
• Cal a poison control center or doctor for treatment
**cis/trans ratio: Max. 55% (±) cis and min. 45% (±) trans
Contains 3.2 pounds permethrin per gal on
Have the product container or label with you when cal ing a poison
control center or doctor, or going for treatment. You may also con-
tact 1-(800)-331-3148 for Emergency Assistance.
KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN
NOTE TO PHYSICIAN
This product contains aromatic hydrocarbons which can produce a
severe pneumonitis if aspirated, consideration should be given to gastric
See other panels for additional precautionary information.
lavage with an endotracheal tube in place. Treatment is control ed
removal of exposure fol owed by symptomatic and supportive care.For Information Regarding the Use of this Product Call 1-800-
Hazards to Humans (and Domestic Animals)
Harmful if swal owed, inhaled or absorbed through the skin. Avoid con-
tact with skin, eyes or clothing. Avoid breathing vapor or spray mist.
Wash thoroughly with soap and water after handling. Remove contami-
nated clothing and wash before reuse.
Personal Protective Equipment
Storage and Disposal
Some materials that are chemical-resistant to this product are listed below.
Do not contaminate water, food or feed by storage or
If you want more options, fol ow the instructions for category D on an EPA
chemical resistance category selection chart.
Store at temperatures above 40°F (5°C)
Applicators and other handlers who handle this pesticide for any use
If separation occurs during storage, and less than entire contents of
covered by Worker Protection Standard (CFR Part 170) -- in general,
container are to be used, remix by inverting and shaking the con-
only agricultural-plant uses are covered --must wear:
tainer several times until contents are homogeneous. For the 5 gal-
lon U-Turn® container, grasp handle and rock container forward and
• Chemical-resistant gloves, such as barrier laminate or butyl rubber.
backward vigorously until contents are homogeneous. For 10 gal on
U-Turn container, remix with mechanical agitator by at aching a
power dril with ¹⁄₄ inch chuck to agitator shaft and agitating by spin-
Fol ow manufacturerʼs instructions for cleaning/maintaining PPE. If no such
ning shaft for 1 minute prior to dispensing.
instructions for washables, use detergent and hot water. Keep and wash
If crystals have formed, warm to room temperature (70°F) (21°C) by
room heating for 24–48 hours and shake occasional y until crystals
Engineering Controls Statement
dissolve and product appears uniform. Do not use external source of
When handlers use closed systems, enclosed cabs, or aircraft in a manner
that meets the requirements listed in the Worker Protection Standard (WPS)
Keep out of reach of children and animals. Store in original contain-
for agricultural pesticides [40 CFR 170.240 (d) (4-6)], the handler PPE
ers only. Store in a cool, dry place and avoid excess heat. Careful y
requirements may be reduced or modified as specified in the WPS.
open containers. After partial use, replace lids and close tightly. Do
not put concentrate or dilute material into food or drink containers.
User Safety Recommendations
Do not contaminate other pesticides, fertilizers, water, food, or feed
by storage or disposal.In case of spill, avoid contact, isolate area and keep out
Wash hands before eating, drinking, chewing gum, using tobacco or
FMC: (800) 331-3148.
Remove clothing immediately if pesticide gets inside. Then wash
To confine spil : If liquid, dike surrounding area or absorb with sand,
thoroughly and put on clean clothing.
cat lit er, or commercial clay or gel absorbents. If dry material, cover
to prevent dispersal. Place damaged package in a holding contain-
This pesticide is highly toxic to bees exposed to direct treatment or residues
Pesticide wastes are toxic. Improper disposal
on crops or weeds. Do not apply this product or al ow it to drift to crops or
of excess pesticide, spray mixture, or rinsate is a violation of Federal
weeds on which bees are actively foraging. Additional information may be
Law. Wastes resulting from the use of this product may be disposed
obtained from your Cooperative Extension Service.
of on site or at an approved waste disposal facility. If these wastes
This product is extremely toxic to fish and aquatic invertebrates. Do not
cannot be disposed of by use according to label instructions, contact
apply when weather conditions favor drift from treated areas. Drift and runof
your State Pesticide or Environmental Control Agency, or the
from treated areas may be hazardous to aquatic organisms in neighboring
Hazardous Waste representative at the nearest EPA Regional Of ice
areas. To protect the environment, do not al ow pesticide to enter or run of
into storm drains, drainage ditches, gut ers or surface waters. Applying this
product in calm weather when rain is not predicted for the next 24 hours wil
Metal or Plastic Container: Non-refillable container.
help to ensure that wind or rain does not blow or wash pesticide of the treat-
reuse or refil this container. Triple rinse as fol ows: Empty the con-
ment area. Rinsing application equipment over the treated area wil help
tents into application equipment or a mix tank and drain for 10 sec-
avoid run of to water bodies or drainage systems.
onds after flow begins to drip. Fil container ¹⁄₄ ful with water and
recap. Shake for 10 seconds. Pour rinsate into application equip-
Physical and Chemical Hazards
ment or mix tank or store rinsate for later use or disposal. Drain for
Do not use or store near heat or open flame.
10 seconds after the flow begins to drip.Repeat this procedure two
more times. Then of er for recycling, if available or reconditioning, if
DIRECTIONS FOR USE
appropriate, or puncture and dispose of in a sanitary landfil .
It is a violation of Federal Law to use this product in a manner inconsistent
Returnable/Refillable Sealed Container:
with its labeling. For any requirements specific to your State or Tribe, con-
sult the agency responsible for pesticide regulation.
pesticide only. Do not reuse this container for any other purpose.
Do not rinse container. Do not empty remaining formulated product.
Do not break seals. Return intact to point of purchase. Cleaning the
Do not apply this product in a way that wil contact workers or other persons,
container before final disposal is the responsibility of the person dis-
either directly or through drift. Only protected handlers may be in the area
posing of the container. Cleaning before refil ing is the responsibili-
Agricultural Use Requirements
Ornamental and Lawn Use
Use this product only in accordance with its labeling and with the Worker
(Greenhouses, Interiorscapes and Plantscapes,
Protection Standard, 40 CFR part 170. This Standard contains require-
Lawns, Trees and Shrubs)
ments for the protection of agricultural workers on farms, forests, nurs-
eries, and greenhouses, and handlers of agricultural pesticides. It con-
General Application Instructions
tains requirements for training, decontamination, notification, and emer-
Astro may be used to control insect pests on ornamentals and lawns in
gency assistance. It also contains specific instructions and exceptions
landscaped areas around residential, institutional, public, commercial and
pertaining to the statements on this label about personal protective
industrial buildings, parks, recreational areas and athletic fields.
equipment (PPE) and restricted entry interval. The requirements in this
box only apply to uses of this product that are covered by the Worker
Astro is a 3.2 pounds per gal on formulation of the insecticide permethrin.
Apply Astro when insects appear or feeding is noticed. The higher rate
should be used as pest populations increase. Retreatment may be neces-
Do not enter or al ow worker entry to treated areas during the restricted
sary to achieve and/or maintain control during periods of high pest pressure.
Repeat application is necessary only if there are signs of renewed insect
PPE required for early entry to treated areas that is permit ed under the
activity. Repeat application should be limited to no more than once per
Worker Protection Standard and that involves contact with anything that
has been treated, such as plants, soil or water, is:
Astro may be applied by ground equipment. Use suf icient water to obtain
To prepare a 0.5% emulsion, mix 1.6 oz. (50 ml) of Astro Insecticide in 1 gal-
Chemical-resistant gloves, such as barrier laminate or butyl rubber.
Do not apply more than 2.0 lb. a.i./A/year.
Astro has demonstrated excel ent plant safety; however, not al cultivars
have been tested. Before treating large numbers of plants of a particular cul-
Non-Agricultural Use Requirements
tivar, treat a few plants and observe prior to ful scale application.
The requirements in this box apply to uses of this product that are
Spray Drift Precautions:
NOT within the scope of the Worker Protection Standards for agri-
Al ground application equipment must be properly maintained and calibrat-
cultural pesticides (40 CFR Part 170). The WPS applies when this
product is used to produce agricultural plants on farms, forests,
Do not make ground applications during temperature inversions.
Do not al ow people or pets on treated surfaces until the spray has
Make ground applications when the wind velocity favors on target product
disposition (approximately 3 to 10 mph). Do not apply when wind velocity
Do not touch treated surface until dry.
Do not apply by ground equipment within 25 feet of lakes, reservoirs, rivers,
permanent streams, marshes or natural ponds, estuaries, and commercial
Some insects are known to develop resistance to products
*To control Coneworm, Seed Bugs—Use Astro® Insecticide at the fol owing rates:
used repeatedly for control. Because the development of resistance cannot
For high volume sprayers: Use 8 ounces in 100 gal ons of water. Apply 5 to 10 gal ons of fin-
be predicted, the use of this product should conform to resistance manage-
ment strategies established for the use area. Consult your local or state pest
For low volume sprayers: Use 42 ounces in 100 gal ons of water.
To control Webbing Coneworm—make first application within 1 week of female flower closure
If resistance to this product develops in your area, this product, or other
To control other coneworms and seed bugs—make first application within 30 days fol owing
products with a similar mode of action, may not provide adequate control. If
poor performance cannot be at ributed to improper application or extreme
Recommended Application Rates for Fruit and Nut Trees
weather conditions, a resistant strain of insect may be present. If you expe-
Around Residential Sites Only
rience dif iculty with control and suspect that resistance is a reasonable
cause, immediately consult your local company representative or pest man-
Apply the appropriate amount of Astro insecticide (see table below) in
agement advisor for the best alternative method of control for your area.
1 gal on of water per 436 sq. ft. Astro insecticide may be diluted and
applied in greater volumes of water providing that the maximum appli-
Recommended Application Rates
cation rates listed below are not exceeded on a per acre basis. For
example: when at empting to control Navel Orangeworm on almonds
using an application volume of 2 gal ons per 436 sq. ft, the maximum
legal dilution of Astro Insecticide is ¹ ₂ teaspoon per 1gal on.
Birch Leafminer 100 Gals. Use higher rate for
Do not apply more than 4tsp. per 436 sq. ft. per year.
not apply after 10 percenthull split.
1fl. oz. = 2 tablespoons = 6 teaspoons.
Do not use household utensils to measure Astro Insecticide.
Astro insecticide is not for use on commercial fruit and nut
Conditions of Sale and Limitation of Warranty and Liability:
Pest Control on Outside Surfaces and
Read the entire Directions for Use and Conditions of Sale
and Limitation of Warranty and Liability before buying or using this
Apply Astro® insecticide using a 0.5% emulsion as a residual spray to
product. If the terms are not acceptable, return the product at once,
outside surfaces of buildings including, but not limited to, exterior sid-
unopened, and the purchase price wil be refunded.
ing, foundations, porches, window frames, eaves, patios, garages,
refuse dumps, lawn areas adjacent or around private homes, duplexes,
The Directions for Use of this product must be fol owed careful y. It is
townhouses, condominiums, house trailers, apartment complexes, car-
impossible to eliminate al risks inherently associated with the use of
ports, garages, fence lines, storage sheds, barns, other residential
this product. Crop injury, inef ectiveness, or other unintended conse-
structures, commercial, industrial and institutional buildings, soil, trunks
quences may result because of such factors as manner of use or appli-
of woody ornamentals and other areas where pests congregate or have
cation, weather or crop conditions beyond the control or FMC or Sel er.
been seen. Retreatment may be necessary to achieve and/or maintain
Al such risks shal be assumed by Buyer and User, and Buyer and
control during periods of high pest pressure. Repeat application is nec-
User agree to hold FMC and Sel er harmless for any claims relating to
essary only if there are signs of renewed insect activity. Repeat appli-
cation should be limited to no more than once per seven days.
Seller warrants that this product conforms to the chemical
Vinyl and Aluminum Siding:
The application of Astro Insecticide to
description on the label and is reasonably fit for the purposes stat-
vinyl and aluminum siding (particularly lightly colored, aged, weathered
ed on the Directions for Use when used in accordance with the
or otherwise damaged) may result in staining, bleaching or discol-
directions under normal conditions of use. TO THE EXTENT CON-
oration. Factors such as extreme heat and direct sunlight can promote
SISTENT WITH APPLICABLE LAW, FMC MAKES NO WARRANTIES
damage when using emulsifiable concentrates. Before applying Astro
OF MERCHANTABILITY OR OF FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR
Insecticide to vinyl or aluminum siding, treat a smal area and evaluate
PURPOSE, NOR ANY OTHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WAR-
30 minutes later to al ow any potential staining to occur. Regardless of
RANTIES WITH RESPECT TO THE SELECTION, PURCHASE, OR
the test results, do not apply to vinyl or aluminum siding while exposed
USE OF THIS PRODUCT. Any warranties, express or implied, hav-
to direct sunlight or during the heat of the day.
ing been made are inapplicable if this product has been used con-
trary to label instructions, or under abnormal conditions, or under
Apply to a band of soil and vegetation 6 to 10
conditions not reasonably foreseeable to (or beyond the control
feet wide around and adjacent to the structure. Also, treat the founda-
of) seller or FMC, and buyer assumes the risk of any such use.
tion of the structure to a height of 2 to 3 feet. Use a spray volume of 2
to 10 gal ons of emulsion per 1000 square feet. Higher volumes of
To the extent consistent with applicable law, FMC or sel er shal not be
water may be needed if mulch or leaf lit er is present or foliage is
liable for any incidental, consequential or special damages resulting
dense. House siding may be treated if pests such as Gypsy moth adults
from the use or handling of this product. TO THE EXTENT CONSIS-
and caterpil ars, boxelder bugs, elm leaf beetles, earwigs or silverfish
TENT WITH APPLICABLE LAW, THE EXCLUSIVE REMEDY OF THE
USER OR BUYER, AND THE EXCLUSIVE LIABILITY OF FMC AND
SELLER FOR ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, LOSSES, INJURIES OR DAM-
Applications to Outside Surfaces
AGES (INCLUDING CLAIMS BASED ON BREACH OF WARRANTY,
CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE, TORT, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHER-
WISE) RESULTING FROM THE USE OR HANDLING OF THIS PROD-
UCT, SHALL BE THE RETURN OF THE PURCHASE PRICE OF THE
Apply as a pinstream, as a fine/coarse, low pressure
PRODUCT OR, AT THE ELECTION OF FMC OR SELLER, THE
spray (20 psi or less), as a spot treatment or with a
paintbrush. Treat where pests are found or entry
This Conditions of Sale and Limitation of Warranty and Liability may not
points of the structure such as window and door
be amended by any oral or writ en agreement.
Carpenter Bees 1 Drench Method: Apply 1-2 gal ons of emulsion to
Astro,U-Turn and FMC—Trademarks of FMC Corporation
each mound area by sprinkling the mound until it is
Boxelder Bugs wet and treat a 4 foot diameter circle around the
mound. Use the higher volume for mounds larger
than 12". For best results, apply in cool weather, such
as in early morning or late evening hours, but not in
2 Boxelder Bugs, Elm Leaf Beetles, Gypsy Moth
Caterpil ars: Spray tree trunks, building siding or
wherever pests congregate, thoroughly but not to the
3 Borers and Bark Beetles: To prevent infestation of
trees and woody ornaments, spray the bark thor-
oughly but not to the point of runof .
4 Fleas: Mix 1.6-3.2 oz. of Astro in 16 to 100 gal ons
of water and apply to 4000 square feet of lawn. Use
Caterpil ars)2 the lower rate to knock down existing fleas and the
higher rate where faster knockdown or greater resid-
Oz of Astro®
Gals of Water
Lawn should not be longer than 3 inches at the time
of application. Repeat application should be limited to
Sod Webworm no more than once per seven days. Application in
combination with compatible surfactants may
enhance penetration. Arid climates general y require
Subsurface Injection of Astro to Flush Mole Crickets: (In New York State, this product
may NOT be used for subsurface injection).
To increase flushing of mole crickets with
subsurface insecticide applications, use Astro with a companion mole cricket control
product (such as Talstar PL Granular) and apply at the rate of 0.2 to 0.8 fluid ounces of
Astro per 1,000 square feet. Applications must be made in accordance with the more
restrictive of label limitations and precautions. No label application rates may be exceed-
ed. This product cannot be used with any product with label prohibitions against such
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