For Use by Individuals/Firms licensed by the State
to apply insecticide products.
• Call poison control center or doctor immediately
For use to control insect pests on lawns, ornamen-
• Do not induce vomiting unless told to do so by the
tal trees and shrubs and around buildings for
perimeter insect control including landscaped
• Do not give any liquid to the person.
areas around residential, institutional, public,
• Do not give anything by mouth to an unconscious
commercial and industrial buildings, parks, recre-
ational areas and athletic fields.
• Move person to fresh air.
• If person is not breathing, call 911 or an ambu-
lance, then give artificial respiration, preferably bymouth-to-mouth, if possible.
• Call a poison control center or doctor for further
If on skin or
• Rinse skin immediately with plenty of water for 15-
EPA Reg. No. 279-3141
EPA Est. 279-
• Call a poison control center or doctor for treatment
If in eyes
• Hold eye open and rinse slowly and gently with
• Remove contact lenses, if present, after the first 5
• Call a poison control center or doctor for treatment
**cis/trans ratio: Max. 55% (±) cis and min. 45% (±) trans***Contains petroleum distillates.
Contains 3.2 pounds permethrin per gallon
Have the product container or label with you when calling a poison
control center or doctor, or going for treatment. You may also con-tact 1-(800)-331-3148 for Emergency Assistance.
KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN
NOTE TO PHYSICIAN
This product contains aromatic hydrocarbons which can produce asevere pneumonitis if aspirated, consideration should be given to gastric
See other panels for additional precautionary information.
lavage with an endotracheal tube in place. Treatment is controlledremoval of exposure followed by symptomatic and supportive care.
For Information Regarding the Use of this Product Call 1-800-
Hazards to Humans (and Domestic Animals)
Harmful if swallowed, inhaled or absorbed through the skin. Avoid con-
tact with skin, eyes or clothing. Avoid breathing vapor or spray mist.
Wash thoroughly with soap and water after handling. Remove contami-
nated clothing and wash before reuse.
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Personal Protective Equipment
Some materials that are chemical-resistant to this product are listed below.
Storage and Disposal
If you want more options, follow the instructions for category D on an EPA
Do not contaminate water, food or feed by storage or
chemical resistance category selection chart.
Store at temperatures above 40°F (5°C)
Applicators and other handlers who handle this pesticide for any use
covered by Worker Protection Standard (CFR Part 170) -- in general,
If separation occurs during storage, and less than entire contents of
only agricultural-plant uses are covered --must wear:
container are to be used, remix by inverting and shaking the con-tainer several times until contents are homogeneous. For the 5 gal-
lon U-Turn® container, grasp handle and rock container forward and
• Chemical-resistant gloves, such as barrier laminate or butyl rubber.
backward vigorously until contents are homogeneous. For 10 gallon
U-Turn container, remix with mechanical agitator by attaching apower drill with
Follow manufacturer’s instructions for cleaning/maintaining PPE. If no such
¹⁄₄ inch chuck to agitator shaft and agitating by spin-
ning shaft for 1 minute prior to dispensing.
instructions for washables, use detergent and hot water. Keep and washPPE separately from other laundry.
If crystals have formed, warm to room temperature (70°F) (21°C) byroom heating for 24–48 hours and shake occasionally until crystals
Engineering Controls Statement
dissolve and product appears uniform. Do not use external source of
When handlers use closed systems, enclosed cabs, or aircraft in a manner
that meets the requirements listed in the Worker Protection Standard (WPS)
Keep out of reach of children and animals. Store in original contain-
for agricultural pesticides [40 CFR 170.240 (d) (4-6)], the handler PPE
ers only. Store in a cool, dry place and avoid excess heat. Carefully
requirements may be reduced or modified as specified in the WPS.
open containers. After partial use, replace lids and close tightly. Donot put concentrate or dilute material into food or drink containers.
User Safety Recommendations
Do not contaminate other pesticides, fertilizers, water, food, or feed
Wash hands before eating, drinking, chewing gum, using tobacco or
In case of spill, avoid contact, isolate area and keep out
animals and unprotected persons. Confine spills. Call
FMC: (800) 331-3148.
Remove clothing immediately if pesticide gets inside. Then washthoroughly and put on clean clothing.
To confine spill: If liquid, dike surrounding area or absorb with sand,cat litter, or commercial clay or gel absorbents. If dry material, coverto prevent dispersal. Place damaged package in a holding contain-
This pesticide is highly toxic to bees exposed to direct treatment or residueson crops or weeds. Do not apply this product or allow it to drift to crops or
Pesticide wastes are toxic. Improper disposal
weeds on which bees are actively foraging. Additional information may be
of excess pesticide, spray mixture, or rinsate is a violation of Federal
obtained from your Cooperative Extension Service.
Law. Wastes resulting from the use of this product may be disposedof on site or at an approved waste disposal facility. If these wastes
This product is extremely toxic to fish and aquatic invertebrates. Do not
cannot be disposed of by use according to label instructions, contact
apply directly to water, or to areas where surface water is present or to inter-
your State Pesticide or Environmental Control Agency, or the
tidal areas below the mean high water mark. Do not apply when weather
Hazardous Waste representative at the nearest EPA Regional Office
conditions favor drift from treated areas. Drift and runoff from treated areas
may be hazardous to aquatic organisms in neighboring areas. Do not cont-aminate water when disposing of equipment washwaters.
Plastic Containers —Triple rinse (or equivalent). Then offer for recy-
Physical and Chemical Hazards
cling or reconditioning, or puncture and dispose of in a sanitary land-
Do not use or store near heat or open flame.
fill, or incineration, or, if allowed by state and local authorities, byburning. If burned, stay out of smoke.
DIRECTIONS FOR USE
Metal Containers—Triple rinse (or equivalent). Then offer for recy-
It is a violation of Federal Law to use this product in a manner inconsistent
cling or reconditioning, or puncture and dispose of in a sanitary land-
with its labeling. For any requirements specific to your State or Tribe, con-
fill, or by other procedures approved by state and local authorities.
sult the agency responsible for pesticide regulation.
Do not cut or weld metal containers.
Returnable/Refillable Sealed Container—Do not rinse container. Do
Do not apply this product in a way that will contact workers or other persons,
not empty remaining formulated product. Do not break seals. Return
either directly or through drift. Only protected handlers may be in the area
Ornamental and Lawn Use
Agricultural Use Requirements
(Greenhouses, Interiorscapes and Plantscapes,
Use this product only in accordance with its labeling and with the Worker
Lawns, Trees and Shrubs)
Protection Standard, 40 CFR part 170. This Standard contains require-ments for the protection of agricultural workers on farms, forests, nurs-
General Application Instructions
eries, and greenhouses, and handlers of agricultural pesticides. It con-
Astro may be used to control insect pests on ornamentals and lawns in
tains requirements for training, decontamination, notification, and emer-
landscaped areas around residential, institutional, public, commercial and
gency assistance. It also contains specific instructions and exceptions
industrial buildings, parks, recreational areas and athletic fields.
pertaining to the statements on this label about personal protectiveequipment (PPE) and restricted entry interval. The requirements in this
Astro is a 3.2 pounds per gallon formulation of the insecticide permethrin.
box only apply to uses of this product that are covered by the Worker
Apply Astro when insects appear or feeding is noticed. The higher rate
should be used as pest populations increase. Retreatment may be neces-sary to achieve and/or maintain control during periods of high pest pressure.
Do not enter or allow worker entry to treated areas during the restricted
Repeat application is necessary only if there are signs of renewed insect
activity. Repeat application should be limited to no more than once per
PPE required for early entry to treated areas that is permitted under the
Worker Protection Standard and that involves contact with anything that
Astro may be applied by ground equipment. Use sufficient water to obtain
has been treated, such as plants, soil or water, is:
To prepare a 0.5% emulsion, mix 1.6 oz. (50 ml) of Astro Insecticide in 1 gal-
Chemical-resistant gloves, such as barrier laminate or butyl rubber.
Do not apply more than 2.0 lb. a.i./A/year.
Astro has demonstrated excellent plant safety; however, not all cultivarshave been tested. Before treating large numbers of plants of a particular cul-
Non-Agricultural Use Requirements
tivar, treat a few plants and observe prior to full scale application.
The requirements in this box apply to uses of this product that are
Spray Drift Precautions:
NOT within the scope of the Worker Protection Standards for agri-
All ground application equipment must be properly maintained and calibrat-
cultural pesticides (40 CFR Part 170). The WPS applies when this
product is used to produce agricultural plants on farms, forests,
Do not make ground applications during temperature inversions.
Do not allow people or pets on treated surfaces until the spray hasdried.
Make ground applications when the wind velocity favors on target productdisposition (approximately 3 to 10 mph). Do not apply when wind velocity
Do not touch treated surface until dry.
Do not apply by ground equipment within 25 feet of lakes, reservoirs, rivers,permanent streams, marshes or natural ponds, estuaries, and commercialfish farm ponds.
Some insects are known to develop resistance to products
*To control Coneworm, Seed Bugs—Use Astro® Insecticide at the following rates:
used repeatedly for control. Because the development of resistance cannot
For high volume sprayers: Use 8 ounces in 100 gallons of water. Apply 5 to 10 gallons of fin-
be predicted, the use of this product should conform to resistance manage-
ished spray per tree.
For low volume sprayers: Use 42 ounces in 100 gallons of water.
ment strategies established for the use area. Consult your local or state pest
To control Webbing Coneworm—make first application within 1 week of female flower closure
or peak pollen flight.
To control other coneworms and seed bugs—make first application within 30 days following
If resistance to this product develops in your area, this product, or other
products with a similar mode of action, may not provide adequate control. Ifpoor performance cannot be attributed to improper application or extreme
Recommended Application Rates for Fruit and Nut Trees
weather conditions, a resistant strain of insect may be present. If you expe-
Around Residential Sites Only
rience difficulty with control and suspect that resistance is a reasonable
Apply the appropriate amount of Astro insecticide (see table below) in
cause, immediately consult your local company representative or pest man-agement advisor for the best alternative method of control for your area.
1 gallon of water per 436 sq. ft. Astro insecticide may be diluted andapplied in greater volumes of water providing that the maximum appli-
Recommended Application Rates
cation rates listed below are not exceeded on a per acre basis. Forexample: when attempting to control Navel Orangeworm on almondsusing an application volume of 2 gallons per 436 sq. ft, the maximum
legal dilution of Astro Insecticide is ¹ ₂ teaspoon per 1gallon.
1fl. oz. = 2 tablespoons = 6 teaspoons.
Do not use household utensils to measure Astro Insecticide.
Astro insecticide is not for use on commercial fruit and nut
Repeat applicationsmay be made on5–7 day intervalsas needed.
Conditions of Sale and Limitation of Warranty and Liability:
Pest Control on Outside Surfaces and
Read the entire Directions for Use and Conditions of Sale
and Limitation of Warranty and Liability before buying or using this
Apply Astro® insecticide using a 0.5% emulsion as a residual spray to out-
product. If the terms are not acceptable, return the product at once,
side surfaces of buildings including, but not limited to, exterior siding,
unopened, and the purchase price will be refunded.
foundations, porches, window frames, eaves, patios, garages, refusedumps, lawn areas adjacent or around private homes, duplexes, town-
The Directions for Use of this product should be followed carefully. It is
houses, condominiums, house trailers, apartment complexes, carports,
impossible to eliminate all risks inherently associated with the use of
garages, fence lines, storage sheds, barns, other residential structures,
this product. Crop injury, ineffectiveness, or other unintended conse-
commercial, industrial and institutional buildings, soil, trunks of woodyornamentals and other areas where pests congregate or have been
quences may result because of such factors as manner of use or appli-
seen. Retreatment may be necessary to achieve and/or maintain control
cation, weather or crop conditions beyond the control or FMC or Seller.
during periods of high pest pressure. Repeat application is necessary
All such risks shall be assumed by Buyer and User, and Buyer and
only if there are signs of renewed insect activity. Repeat application
User agree to hold FMC and Seller harmless for any claims relating to
should be limited to no more than once per seven days.
such factors.Seller warrants that this product conforms to the chemical
Apply to a band of soil and vegetation 6 to 10 feet
description on the label and is reasonably fit for the purposes stat-
wide around and adjacent to the structure. Also, treat the foundation of the
ed on the Directions for Use when used in accordance with the
structure to a height of 2 to 3 feet. Use a spray volume of 2 to 10 gallons
directions under normal conditions of use. FMC MAKES NO WAR-
of emulsion per 1000 square feet. Higher volumes of water may be need-
RANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR OF FITNESS FOR A PARTIC-
ed if mulch or leaf litter is present or foliage is dense. House siding maybe treated if pests such as Gypsy moth adults and caterpillars,
ULAR PURPOSE, NOR ANY OTHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WAR-
boxelder bugs, elm leaf beetles, earwigs or silverfish are present.
RANTIES WITH RESPECT TO THE SELECTION, PURCHASE, OR
USE OF THIS PRODUCT. Any warranties, express or implied, hav-
ing been made are inapplicable if this product has been used con-
trary to label instructions, or under abnormal conditions, or under
conditions not reasonably foreseeable to (or beyond the control
of) seller or FMC, and buyer assumes the risk of any such use.
To the extent allowed by law, FMC or seller shall not be liable for any
incidental, consequential or special damages resulting from the use or
Applications to Outside Surfaces
handling of this product. THE EXCLUSIVE REMEDY OF THE USEROR BUYER, AND THE EXCLUSIVE LIABILITY OF FMC AND SELLER
FOR ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, LOSSES, INJURIES OR DAMAGES
Apply as a pinstream, as a fine/coarse, low pressure
(INCLUDING CLAIMS BASED ON BREACH OF WARRANTY, CON-
spray (20 psi or less), as a spot treatment or with a
TRACT, NEGLIGENCE, TORT, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE)
paintbrush. Treat where pests are found or entry
RESULTING FROM THE USE OR HANDLING OF THIS PRODUCT,
points of the structure such as window and door
SHALL BE THE RETURN OF THE PURCHASE PRICE OF THE
PRODUCT OR, AT THE ELECTION OF FMC OR SELLER, THE
Drench Method: Apply 1-2 gallons of emulsion to
each mound area by sprinkling the mound until it is
This Conditions of Sale and Limitation of Warranty and Liability may not
wet and treat a 4 foot diameter circle around the
be amended by any oral or written agreement.
Boxelder Bugs2 mound. Use the higher volume for mounds larger
than 12". For best results, apply in cool weather, such
as in early morning or late evening hours, but not in
Astro,U-Turn and FMC—Trademarks of FMC Corporation (1547-4/15/04)
Boxelder Bugs, Elm Leaf Beetles, Gypsy Moth
Caterpillars: Spray tree trunks, building siding or
wherever pests congregate, thoroughly but not to the
3 Borers and Bark Beetles: To prevent infestation of
trees and woody ornaments, spray the bark thor-
oughly but not to the point of runoff.
Fleas: Mix 1.6-3.2 oz. of Astro in 16 to 100 gallons
of water and apply to 4000 square feet of lawn. Use
the lower rate to knock down existing fleas and the
higher rate where faster knockdown or greater resid-
Oz of Astro®
Gals of Water
Lawn should not be longer than 3 inches at the time
of application. Repeat application should be limited to
no more than once per seven days. Application incombination with compatible surfactants mayenhance penetration. Arid climates generally requirethe higher volumes.
Subsurface Injection of Astro to Flush Mole Crickets: (In New York State, this product
may NOT be used for subsurface injection).
To increase flushing of mole crickets with
subsurface insecticide applications, use Astro with a companion mole cricket control
product (such as Talstar PL Granular) and apply at the rate of 0.2 to 0.8 fluid ounces of
Astro per 1,000 square feet. Applications must be made in accordance with the more
restrictive of label limitations and precautions. No label application rates may be exceed-
ed. This product cannot be used with any product with label prohibitions against such mix-
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