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Which Bayer product do you recommend for Sarracenias, Nepehthes, Drosera etc. I can not find a product with just imidacloprid.
Here are my choices.

1) Bayer Advanced 3 in 1 Insect Disease & Mite Control:
2) Bayer Advanced Dual Action Rose and Flower Insect Killer:  

I know from your videos that Imidacloprid and Tebuconazole are recommended as a safe insecticide and fungicide. But they throw in Tau-Fluvalinate.

The second item is cheap, but what is B-cyfluthrin?

Thanks, Harry

Hi Harry,

The second product will get the job done safely.  The first, the 3 in 1, is helpful if you need the fungicide, but otherwise the Rose and Flower product is what we use generally.  Just be sure you follow the label directions for application.

Beta-Cyfluthrin is a synthetic pyrethroid (based on natural pyrethrins) that gives the product quick knock down since it's a nerve poison to insects.  The imidacloprid works much slower, yet is systemic, so it stays in the plant longer.

Tau-Fluvalinate is a synergist that makes the insecticides more effective.

Good Growing!

Jeff Dallas
Sarracenia Northwest

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