Any Chemists in the Crowd?
I've seen Bayer Advanced Complete Brand Insect Killer For Soil & Turf (or closely related products) mentioned a few times in various places, including here on Gardenweb, as a possible solution for mealybugs on indoor plants. The problems is that, although quite a few people seem to consider it, no one that I've seen actually reports experience using the product this way. I realize that this is an off-label use of this product, and theoretically it may be unsafe or not proven safe. What I'm wondering is if anyone really has a feel for just how safe or unsafe it might be. I'm fairly sure that Bayer will not even discuss off-label uses, so contacting customer service is probably not an option. Anyone have personal experience or scientifically based thoughts?
I will attach a link to the product label, below. BTW, the active ingredients are Imidacloprid and Beta-cyfluthrin.
Also, I know there is a Bayer Advanced for houseplants, but I'm specifically interested in using the first product for various reasons (ease of application, don't need the fertilizer part of the product, frequency of use, net cost, I already have the first product on hand, etc).
Here is a link that might be useful: Click on the view label button on the Concentrate 40 oz for product label.