Valent Professional Products announced that Safari® Insecticide is now also available in a convenient 12-ounce container. This new package size is tailor-made for lawn care operators (LCO) and other professionals who need smaller packages to protect trees, shrubs and other ornamental plants from damaging pests.

When mixed in one gallon of water and applied as a basal trunk spray, one 12-ounce container of Safari will typically treat 5 to 7 trees that measure 12 inches in diameter at breast height.

“The new 12-ounce package of Safari is perfect for LCOs who are treating a limited number of trees and shrubs and don’t need a large quantity of product or a large container in their truck,” said Dr. Joe Chamberlin, regional field development manager for Valent Professional Products. “Also, some LCOs do not have the specialized equipment necessary for soil treatments, but they certainly have hand-pump sprayers, making the basal trunk spray method of application an ideal option.”

Safari is a super-systemic insecticide with quick uptake and knockdown, which controls a broad spectrum of tough and invasive pests, including Q- and B-biotype whitefly, hemlock woolly adelgid (HWA), emerald ash borer (EAB), mealybug, leafminer, fungus gnat, black vine weevil, glassy-winged sharpshooter, armored and soft scale and lacebug. Safari is also available for use on mountain pine beetle in certain states through a Section 2(ee) recommendation.   

David Frye, marketing manager for Valent Professional Products, said the production of new 12-ounce Safari containers is in keeping with the company’s commitment to providing customers with the tools they need to get the job done right.

“We heard from our distributors and end users that there was a need for a more conveniently sized package of Safari,” Frye said, “and our new 12-ounce containers are easy to store, simple to handle and ideal for those treating a more modest number of trees.”