Systemic products target hidden insects
Because systemic products are taken up through the roots and into internal tissues, they protect the entire plant to the tip of every leaf. This is especially important in stopping invasive insects that bore under the bark, hide underneath leaves and lay eggs that hatch into barely visible larvae. Many systemic products offer long-lasting, preventative protection, so you can stop an invasive infestation before it starts.
Of course, you want to kill invasive insects. But remember, applying more pesticide doesn’t mean you’ll get more control. Over application can cause other problems like run-off, spray drift and overexposure to non-targeted insects. Always read and follow label instructions to learn the precise amounts of product needed for control. Get more tips on responsible application and disposal.