Preen Garden Weed Preventer: Blocks weeds for 3 months. Guaranteed
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In one step, Preen Weed Preventer Plus Ant, Flea & Tick Control creates an effective home barrier around foundation beds that prevents new weeds from growing and kills more than a dozen listed insects on contact—guaranteed.
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Covers 1000 sq. ft.
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 & 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)
*See use directions for a complete list of weeds controlled.
4 easy steps to free yourself from weeding™
Start by removing any existing weeds around foundation beds.
Flip the top, tilt the bottle, and shake to distribute evenly. Works even better with mulch.
Use a rake to work the granules into the top layer of soil or mulch or stone-covered bed.
Water the area where applied to activate the protective weed barrier.
Watch, learn, then try for yourself
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, reapply this product every four months. Make no more than 2 applications per site per year. Controls listed insects except ants and fleas up to one month. Kills fire ants up to 6 months.
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, 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.
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 and integrate with a rake. 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.
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
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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:</p/>
Lebanon Seaboard Corporation
1600 East Cumberland St.
Lebanon, PA 17042
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Daylily (Aztec Gold)
Daylily (Bright yellow hybrid)
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Barberry (Dwarf pygmy)
Barberry (Pygmy red)
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Camellia (Mathotiana supreme)
catawba rhododendron Rhododendron catawbiense
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Juniper (Calgary carpet)
Juniper (Emerald sea)
Juniper (Emerald spreader)
Juniper (Endora compacta)
Juniper (Gold tip)
Juniper (Manhattan blue)
Juniper (Prince of Whales)
Juniper (Procumbens dwarf)
Juniper (San Jose)
Juniper (Sargent blue)
Juniper (Sargent green)
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Juniper (Scopulorum skyrocket)
Juniper (Yukon belle)
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Lily-of-the-Valley (Mountain fire)
Moss rose (Sunnyside)
Myrtle (Faurei crape)
Myrtle (Langer crape)
Myrtle (Muscogee crape)
Myrtle (Standard pink crape)
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Oleander (Hardy red)
Oleander (Petite pink)
Oleander (Sister Agnes)
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palm Chamaerops humilis
Palm Washingtonia robusta
Photinia (Red tip)
Privet (Vicary golden)
Privet (Yellow tip)
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Rhododendron (Cunningham White)
Rhododendron (Purple Gem)
Rhododendron (Silvery pink)
Rodie Max (Rosebay) Rhododendron maximum
Rosa (Lutea) Rosa banksiae Lutea
Spiraea (Anthony Waterer)
Spiraea (Frobeli pink)
Spiraea (Goldenflame red)
Spiraea (Vanhoutte white)
spirea Spiraea X arguta
Trumpet flower (Evening) Gelsemium sempervirens
Viburnum (American cranberry bush)
Viburnum (Common snowball)
Viburnum (European cranberry bush)
wax myrtle Myrica cerifera
weeping forsythia Forsythia suspensa
Yaupon holly (Dwarf)
Ash (Mountain) Sorbus
ash Fraxinus pennsylvanica
baldcypress Taxodium distichum
birch Betula nigra
Cedar (Eastern Red) Thuja
Cypress (Glauca Italian)
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Hawthorn (Cockspur white)
Hawthorn (Crimson cloud)
Hawthorn (Jack Evans)
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hemlock Tsuga canadensis
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pine Pinus strobus
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Orange (Golden mock)
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