How to use Groventive for Aphids, Mealybug, Thrips, Mites & Scale

Let's give those nasties an eviction notice. Move on. Nothing to bite, suck or chew here! Groventive controls aphids, mealybugs, scale, mites, thrips and more on indoor and outdoor plants. Here's what it does and the directions for how to use it, below.


How does Groventive work?

Groventive is a systemic insecticide which works differently to a contact insecticide. Systemic insecticides don't have to come in contact with the insect. Instead Groventive is absorbed through the leaf, into the sap of the plant. When an insect tries to suck the sap or chew a part of the plant, they get a dose of insecticide. That means you no longer have to completely saturate every nook and cranny like a mineral oil spray and other contact insecticides, plus you'll use less and need fewer treatments

How do you apply Groventive?


Use 10mls Groventive per 1 litre water

Groventive comes with measuring cup marked with 5ml, 10ml and 15ml increments to make measuring easy. Best used before pests get to high numbers, when they first appear or when you first notice pest damage.


Add all the Groventive and half the final water volume to a spray bottle. Mix well, then add the rest of the water. For best results add Enspray 99 which improves coverage and stays on longer. Spray the plant thoroughly. 


When combining Enspray 99 with Groventive 

Use Groventive at the normal dose but reduce Enspray 99 to 1/2 a ml per litre when using Enspray as a spreader to increase the effectiveness of Groventive. If combining treatments and using Enspray 99 as both a spreader and an insecticide, use Groventive at the normal dose and Enspray at the reduced dose of 8mls per litre.


Keep the infested plant isolated away from other plants for at least 28 days. A single application may be all that's required, however keep an eye on the plant and reapply at 14 day and 28 day intervals if needed. Groventive is a systemic insecticide, not a contact insecticide, so won't kill pests instantly on contact. Two applications recommended for best results even if no signs of pests continue.

Where can you buy Groventive in New Zealand?

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