Preen Weed Preventer Plus Ant, Flea & Tick Control

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Preen Weed Preventer Plus Ant, Flea & Tick Control is designed specifically for use in the foundation beds that surround and beautify your home.  In one step, Preen Weed Preventer Plus Ant, Flea and Tick Control creates an effective home barrier that prevents new weeds from growing and kills more than a dozen listed insects on contact – guaranteed.

Preen doesn’t kill weeds – it prevents new weeds by stopping weed seeds from rooting. No roots, no weeds, no weeding. With one easy application, this Preen also kills foraging ants before they can invade your home and kills biting fleas before they latch onto your pets. Plus it kills the ticks that may carry Rocky Mountain spotted fever and Lyme disease.

Apply any time during the growing season around established plants and transplants in foundation, flower and landscape beds. See the product label for specifics. One bottle protects 1,000 square feet for up to 4 months. Preen’s jug-handled bottle comes with a flip-top applicator cap, making it easy to spread the product granules evenly on top of mulch or garden soil. Reapply every four months for season-long protection.

Preen Weed Preventer Plus Ant, Flea & Tick Control is currently available only at selected independent retailers in the following states IA, IL, IN, KY, MI, MN, MO, OH, and WI.

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Application

When to Apply

Apply Preen® Weed Preventer Plus Ant, Flea & Tick Control anytime during the growing season. Apply only around established plants and transplants. It should not be used on flower seeds, but may be used after flowering plants have germinated and are 2-3 inches tall. Since it does not kill existing weeds, you must first remove any weeds that have already begun to grow. To keep ornamental beds free all season long of listed weeds and insects, reapply this product every 4 months.

How to Apply

Sprinkle the product granules evenly over soil or mulch in flower and landscape beds. Apply when plants are dry so granules don’t stick to foliage. If stray granules land on foliage, dry brush them off. It’s very important to water the product in, or apply just prior to rain. Water activates both the weed preventer and the insect killer. Do not water to the point of soil run-off. Once activated by watering in, this product forms a barrier in the top layer of soil or mulch to prevent listed weed seeds from germinating. The product will also kill listed insects that enter the treated bed on contact. This is a surface insect control product — do not apply to insect mounds or tunnels. Disturbance to the soil surface after activation may result in erratic control.

Applying with Mulch

For best control of listed weeds and insects, we recommend applying Preen® Weed Preventer Plus Ant, Flea & Tick Control on top of mulch. Spread a layer of mulch on your flower and shrub beds, then sprinkle the product on top. Water the product into the mulch to activate. Always brush off stray granules from plant foliage as it may burn or discolor the leaves.

THIS PRODUCT IS NOT FOR USE ON VEGETABLE GARDENS OR LAWNS. IT IS NOT FOR DIRECT APPLICATION TO INSECT MOUNDS OR TUNNELS.

This is not the product label. Always read and follow directions on the product label. Use only as directed.

 

FAQ

Do you offer coupons, rebates, etc?

We, as the manufacturer of Preen, do not offer any coupons or rebates. However, very often our retailers or mass merchants offer their own special sale price, coupons or rebates. Local flyers, newspaper inserts and media advertising can alert you to these offers.

General Product Questions

How does Preen® Weed Preventer Plus Ant, Flea and Tick Control work?

Once activated by watering, Preen® Weed Preventer Plus Ant, Flea & Tick Control creates a barrier in the top layer of soil or mulch that prevents listed weed seeds from germinating and kills listed insects on contact. The barrier lasts up to 4 months.

What is the active ingredient in Preen® Weed Preventer Plus Ant, Flea & Tick Control?

0.27% herbicide Dithiopyr (Dimension).
0.11% insecticide Bifenthrin

What are the other ingredients in Preen® Weed Preventer Plus Ant, Flea & Tick Control ?

Preen® Weed Preventer Plus Ant, Flea & Tick Control also contains granulized corncobs as the carrier agent.

Where can I use Preen® Weed Preventer Plus Ant, Flea & Tick Control?

This product is specifically designed for use in foundation beds. It can be used in flower and landscape beds, xeriscapes, rock gardens and around groundcovers, trees and shrubs. This product is not for use on vegetable gardens or around edible plants or edible bearing fruit or nut trees.

How long does Preen® Weed Preventer Plus Ant, Flea & Tick Control prevent its label listed weed seeds from germinating?

The effective weed barrier lasts up to 4 months per application. Earlier reapplication may be necessary should unusually heavy rains occur .

What weed seeds does Preen® Weed Preventer Plus Ant, Flea & Tick Control prevent from germinating?

See our list of weeds controlled or the product label.

What weeds does Preen® Weed Preventer Plus Ant, Flea & Tick Control kill?

None — this product is a weed preventer. It does not kill or inhibit existing weeds in any way. It stops new weeds before they start. Preen® Weed Preventer Plus Ant, Flea & Tick Control helps to prevent its label listed weed seeds from germinating up to 4 months per application.

How long does Preen® Weed Preventer Plus Ant, Flea & Tick Control continue to kill its label-listed insects on contact?

Preen® Weed Preventer Plus Ant, Flea & Tick Control is a long-residual pyrethroid insecticide that kills surface foraging insects on contact. As with the active weed preventer in Preen, this ingredient degrades in sunlight if not watered in. Once the broadcast granules are watered in, and the product is activated, it continues to kill listed insects on contact. Reapply the product every 4 months.

Where should Preen® Weed Preventer Plus Ant, Flea & Tick Control be used to kill listed insect pests?

Preen® Weed Preventer Plus Ant, Flea & Tick Control is for use in garden and landscape beds and around non-bearing fruit and nut trees. It kills surface insects on contact as they forage. Broadcast the granules on top of the soil or mulch in flower beds, xeriscapes, rock gardens and around groundcovers, trees and shrubs. Do not apply this product directly to insect mounds or tunnels. Do not use in vegetable gardens, around bearing fruit or nut trees or on lawns.

What does “established plant” mean on the Preen® Weed Preventer Plus Ant, Flea & Tick Control label?

The term “established plant” refers to flowers, trees and shrubs that are not recently transplanted, have a strong, established root system and are at least 3″ in height.

What does “non-bearing fruit and nut trees” mean?

The term “non-bearing fruit and nut trees” refers to established fruit and nut trees that are not presently bearing fruit or nuts or cannot do so as they’ve been bred as ornamentals. Preen® Weed Preventer Plus Ant, Flea & Tick Control cannot be applied around fruit and nut trees that are bearing, or will be bearing during the product’s active period.

What are the particles on the soil surface after I watered Preen® Weed Preventer Plus Ant, Flea & Tick Control?

They are a carrier agent. The granules are made of corncobs and will biodegrade over time.

Can I walk on a Preen® Weed Preventer Plus Ant, Flea & Tick Control treated area?

Avoid walking on a treated area. Disturbance to the soil surface after product activation may result in erratic control.

 
Will rain wash Preen® Weed Preventer Plus Ant, Flea & Tick Control away?

No, but heavy rains may shorten its effective period. Also, if erosion washes away treated soil then the product, which bonds to the soil, will also be removed from the treated area.

Why is the Preen® Weed Preventer Plus Ant, Flea & Tick Control container not full?

Preen® Weed Preventer Plus Ant, Flea & Tick Control is packaged/sold by weight not by volume; if you weigh the container you will find that the weight is as stated or slightly higher.

 
Do you have a guarantee on your products?

Preen® Guarantee: To the extent consistent with applicable law, Lebanon Seaboard Corporation guarantees you will be satisfied with the performance of Preen® products when used as directed, or your money back. If not satisfied, describe the nature of your problem, and send with proof of purchase to:

Lebanon Seaboard Corporation
1600 East Cumberland St.
Lebanon, PA 17042

Proper Use

When do I apply Preen® Weed Preventer Plus Ant, Flea & Tick Control?

Apply the product anytime during the growing season when the ground temperature is at least 50–55 degrees or warmer.

Do I have to weed first before applying Preen® Weed Preventer Plus Ant, Flea & Tick Control?

Yes. Preen® Weed Preventer Plus Ant, Flea & Tick Control does not kill existing weeds, so you must hand-pull or dig existing weeds first. Note that Preen® Weed Preventer Plus Ant, Flea & Tick Control will not control weeds that are tilled under and then sprout vegetatively. Preen works on weed seeds, preventing them from rooting.

When do I reapply Preen® Weed Preventer Plus Ant, Flea & Tick Control?

Reapply every 4 months in the growing season to maintain the protective barrier.

Can Preen® Weed Preventer Plus Ant, Flea & Tick Control be applied when plant foliage is wet?

No, as plant injury and/or discoloration could result from granules that stick to foliage.

Must Preen® Weed Preventer Plus Ant, Flea & Tick Control be watered-in?

Yes. Rain or watering must immediately follow application to activate Preen® Weed Preventer Plus Ant, Flea & Tick Control. Both of the product’s active ingredients are vulnerable to degradation by sunlight if not watered in. Activating the product bonds it to soil or mulch and prevents degradation by sunlight.

What happens if rain or water does not immediately occur after application?

Preen® Weed Preventer Plus Ant, Flea & Tick Control will not start to work and is subject to degradation by sunlight until rain or watering occurs. If watering is not an option, time your application just before it rains. If no immediate watering options are available, lightly rake Preen® Weed Preventer Plus Ant, Flea & Tick Control into the soil surface to protect it from sunlight until rain occurs.

How much Preen® Weed Preventer Plus Ant, Flea & Tick Control do I apply?

Apply at a rate of 0.68 ounces per 10 square feet per application, and no more than 4.25 pounds per 1,000 square feet.

Can Preen® Weed Preventer Plus Ant, Flea & Tick Control be applied on plant foliage or plant roots?

No, plant injury could result.

What do I do if Weed Preventer Plus Ant, Flea & Tick Control accidentally got on plant foliage during application?

Gently brush off any stray granules of Preen® Weed Preventer Plus Ant, Flea & Tick Control gently off plant foliage.

How do you use Preen® Weed Preventer Plus Ant, Flea & Tick Control with established flowers, shrubs, and trees?

Ensure the flowers, shrubs, and trees are listed on the label. Remove existing weeds and weed roots. Then, apply Preen® Weed Preventer Plus Ant, Flea & Tick Control and water thoroughly.

When do I apply Preen® Weed Preventer Plus Ant, Flea & Tick Control with bulbs?

Apply on dry weed-free garden soil when any of the label recommended bulb plants are at least 3″ in height out of the soil. Water immediately after application.

How do you use Preen® Weed Preventer Plus Ant, Flea & Tick Control with groundcovers?

Ensure your groundcovers are fully established and are listed on the label. Remove existing weeds and weed roots. Then, apply Preen® Weed Preventer Plus Ant, Flea & Tick Control around but not on the dry foliage. Water thoroughly. No. Weeds that are not completely removed may grow vegetatively and emerge again. Preen only prevents listed weed seeds from sprouting.

Does Preen® Weed Preventer Plus Ant, Flea & Tick Control control weeds that are tilled under?

No. Weeds that are not completely removed may grow vegetatively and emerge again. Preen only prevents listed weed seeds from sprouting.

Do I apply Preen® Weed Preventer Plus Ant, Flea & Tick Control by hand?

No. Apply using the Preen bottle with shaker-applicator cap.

Can I mix Preen® Weed Preventer Plus Ant, Flea & Tick Control with water before application?

No. Mixing with water dilutes the active ingredient and renders Preen® Weed Preventer Plus Ant, Flea & Tick Control ineffective.

Storage & Safety

Where can I find emergency medical information for Preen® Weed Preventer Plus Ant, Flea & Tick Control?

Immediately call Prosar Corporation toll-free at (888) 208-1368 and/or 911.

When can people and pets enter an area that was treated with Preen® Weed Preventer Plus Ant, Flea & Tick Control?

You can enter the treated area after it is thoroughly dry from the first rain or watering. Entering the area before it is dry risks tracking the product to places where it is not wanted. Once dry, light disturbance of the soil will not hamper effectiveness, but major disturbances, such as digging, will require reapplication.

How do I dispose of Preen® Weed Preventer Plus Ant, Flea & Tick Control or its empty container?

Call your local municipality to inquire on proper product disposal and/or package recycling, or call 1-800-CLEANUP. If not recyclable and container is empty, place empty container in trash.

What can I do if I applied Preen® Weed Preventer Plus Ant, Flea & Tick Control to my lawn, grass or flower seeds, a non-recommended plant, etc.?

The active ingredient should be neutralized using activated charcoal granules. Activated charcoal can be found at garden centers, pool supply stores, pet stores, or in the aquarium supply section of stores. Call the store first to confirm availability. Charcoal bricks used in a grill will not work.

  1. Sprinkle activated charcoal granules onto the soil surface at a rate of one pound per 100 square feet.
  2. Gently rake the activated charcoal into surface of soil.
  3. Thoroughly water the activated charcoal treated area.
  4. Repeat the watering schedule for three days.
  5. Cease watering and wait two days. After two days, the active ingredient in the product will be neutralized.
What happens if Preen® Weed Preventer Plus Ant, Flea & Tick Control was over-applied?

Injury may occur to plants.

Preen® Weed Preventer Plus Ant, Flea & Tick Control was over-applied in my garden. How can I save my plants from injury?

If rain or watering did not occur: Physically remove Preen® Weed Preventer Plus Ant, Flea & Tick Control.

If rain or watering did occur, or if you were unable to physically remove Preen® Weed Preventer Plus Ant, Flea & Tick Control , neutralize Preen® Weed Preventer Plus Ant, Flea & Tick Control following these steps.

The active ingredient should be neutralized using activated charcoal granules. Activated charcoal can be found at garden centers, pool supply stores, pet stores, or in the aquarium supply section of stores. Call the store first to confirm availability. Charcoal bricks used in a grill will not work.

  1. Sprinkle activated charcoal granules onto the soil surface at a rate of one pound per 100 square feet.
  2. Gently rake the activated charcoal into surface of soil.
  3. Thoroughly water the activated charcoal treated area.
  4. Repeat the watering schedule for three days.
  5. Cease watering and wait two days. After two days, the active ingredient in the product will be neutralized.
Does Preen® Weed Preventer Plus Ant, Flea & Tick Control expire?

No. Preen® Weed Preventer Plus Ant, Flea & Tick Control has an indefinite shelf-life as long as it's sheltered from moisture and sunlight.

Can Preen® Weed Preventer Plus Ant, Flea & Tick Control be stored for next year?

Yes. Store in a dry place away from sunlight and moisture, atop a piece of cardboard or an old newspaper.

Use with Seeds and Young Plants

Will flower seeds or grass seed germinate with Preen® Weed Preventer Plus Ant, Flea & Tick Control?

Flower seeds or grass seed will not germinate or reseed in areas treated with Preen® Weed Preventer Plus Ant, Flea & Tick Control while it is active (about 4 months per application).

When can I sow seeds or transplant plants after an application of Preen® Garden Weed Preventer?

Wait 4 months from when Preen® Weed Preventer Plus Ant, Flea & Tick Control was applied.

Use Around Vegetables

Can Preen® Weed Preventer Plus Ant, Flea & Tick Control be applied to a vegetable garden?

No. This product is not listed for use on vegetable gardens.

What if I applied Preen® Weed Preventer Plus Ant, Flea & Tick Control to a vegetable garden?

Dispose of the vegetable plants and do not eat vegetables from the treated area for one year. Vegetables can be replanted in one year.

Use with Mulch

Can Preen® Weed Preventer Plus Ant, Flea & Tick Control be applied on top of mulch?

Yes, this is recommended. After removing existing weeds and weed roots, rake the mulch to loosen it, and ensure the mulch is 2-3” thick. Then, apply Preen® Weed Preventer Plus Ant, Flea & Tick Control on top of the mulch and water thoroughly.

Can I apply Preen® Weed Preventer Plus Ant, Flea & Tick Control before mulching?

Yes, after removing existing weeds and weed roots. Then, apply Preen® Weed Preventer Plus Ant, Flea & Tick Control and water thoroughly.

Where to Apply Preen

What does it mean that Preen® Weed Preventer Plus Ant, Flea & Tick Control is an effective home barrier?

Preen® Weed Preventer Plus Ant, Flea & Tick Control is one product that does two things: it prevents new weed seeds from growing and it kills listed insects on contact. It does this by bonding with the soil or mulch in your garden bed, creating a barrier that prevents weeds and kills insects on contact.  Reapply every four months. When used in the foundation beds around your home it can provide long-lasting protection from new weeds and from unwanted insects invading your home.

Can I use Preen® Weed Preventer Plus Ant, Flea & Tick Control on my lawn or with grass seed or sod?

No. Turf injury could result. Preen® Weed Preventer Plus Ant, Flea & Tick Control is not labeled for use on lawns.

Can I use Preen® Weed Preventer Plus Ant, Flea & Tick Control in or near a pond, lake, or other type of waterway?

No. Preen Weed Preventer Plus Ant, Flea & Tick Control is harmful to aquatic life. Do not use near ponds, lakes, storm water drains, or other type of waterways, or where soil treated with Preen might run off into those areas.

Can I use Preen® Weed Preventer Plus Ant, Flea & Tick Control around, under, or near a swimming pool, sandbox, playground type areas, under bird feeders, etc.?

No.

Can I use Preen® Weed Preventer Plus Ant, Flea & Tick Control in or near a greenhouse or any type of enclosed area?

No. Volitization could occur causing plant injury.

Can I use Preen® Weed Preventer Plus Ant, Flea & Tick Control where chickens, horses or livestock graze?

No.

Can I use Preen® Weed Preventer Plus Ant, Flea & Tick Control on a garden slope or hillside?

Yes, if no waterway or drainage system is at the bottom of the slope/hillside.

Can I use Preen® Weed Preventer Plus Ant, Flea & Tick Control with a plant that is not listed in the recommended established plant section?

Yes, but use caution. Make a trial application of Preen at the recommended rate around one or two plants. Observe the plants for 30 to 60 days. If plant injury results, do not use Preen around other plants of the same species. (NOTE: Consumer assumes liability for any plant damage resulting from the use of Preen around plant species not recommended on the label.)

How close can I apply Preen® Weed Preventer Plus Ant, Flea & Tick Control to a non-recommended plant?

We recommend keeping Preen® Weed Preventer Plus Ant, Flea & Tick Control at least 12-inches outside the drip-line from a non-recommended plant.

Can Preen® Weed Preventer Plus Ant, Flea & Tick Control be used in potted plants or planter boxes?

No, plant injury could result.

Can I apply between bricks or patio blocks, on pebbles or on other hard surfaces?

Yes.

What plants are recommended with Preen® Weed Preventer Plus Ant, Flea & Tick Control?

See our plant compatibility tool or the product label.

Where to Buy Preen

Is Preen® Weed Preventer Plus Ant, Flea & Tick Control available outside of the United States?

No. Preen® Weed Preventer Plus Ant, Flea & Tick Control is not available or registered outside of the United States.

Can I order Preen® Weed Preventer Plus Ant, Flea & Tick Control on your website?

No, but the product is currently available at many independent retailers in the following states IA, IL, IN, KY, MI, MN, MO, OH, and WI. Use our store locator to find a retailer near you.

Insects Controlled

  • Annual Bluegrass Weevils (Hyperodes) (Adult)
  • Ants
  • Imported Fire Ants (Adult)
  • Armyworms
  • Billbugs (Adult)
  • Crickets
  • Cutworms
  • Black Turfgrass Ataenius (Adult)
  • Centipedes
  • Chinch Bugs
  • Earwigs
  • Fleas (Adult)
  • Fleas (Larvae)
  • Grasshoppers
  • Leafhoppers
  • Mealybugs
  • Millipedes
  • Mole Cricket (Adult)
  • Mole Cricket (Nymph)
  • Sod Webworm
  • Ticks (including ticks that may transmit Lyme Disease and Rocky Mountain Spotted fever)

Weeds Controlled

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