Directions for Advecta® Yard Spray Concentrate

Having insect pests in your yard can be frustrating. Advecta Yard Spray For Fleas, Ticks and Mosquitoes – Yard Spray Concentrate prevents pests in the area from causing damage outside where they don't belong. Learn how to apply Advecta Yard Spray to your outdoor area.
Directions for use



Lawn pests: ants, armyworms, brown dog ticks, chinch bugs, crickets, cutworms, deer ticks, fleas, grasshoppers, Japanese beetle grubs, mole crickets and sod webworms. Tree, shrub, rose & flower pests: aphids, bagworms, cicadas, exposed thrips, fall cankerworms, inchworms, leafminers and other listed pests. Nuisance pests (outdoors): ants, boxelder bugs, clover mites, cluster flies, crickets, earwigs, fleas, mosquitoes and other listed pests.


On lawns, trees and shrubs, roses and flowers and outside surfaces of buildings.

Directions for Use:

It is a violation of Federal law to use this product in a manner inconsistent with its labeling.




APPLICATION RESTRICTIONS: Do not apply this product in a way that will contact adults, children, or pets, either directly or through drift. Remove pets, birds, and cover fish aquariums before spraying. 

When used in dairy barns or facilities: Close milk bulk tank lids to prevent contamination.

Not for use in outdoor residential misting systems.

All outdoor applications must be limited to spot or crack-and-crevice treatments only, except for the following permitted uses:

(1) Treatment to soil or vegetation around structures;

(2) Applications to lawns, turf, and other vegetation;

(3) Applications to building foundations, up to a maximum height of 3 feet.

Other than applications to building foundations, all outdoor applications to impervious surfaces such as sidewalks, driveways, patios, porches and structural surfaces (such as windows, doors, and eaves) are limited to spot and crack-and-crevice applications, only.

Do not make applications during rain.

Do not water the treated area to the point of runoff.

Do not apply directly to sewers or drains, or to any area like a gutter where drainage to sewers, storm drains, water bodies, or aquatic habitat can occur, except as directed by this label.


Except when applying as a fabric treatment or to livestock or pets, do not allow adults, children or pets to enter the treated area until sprays have dried.

Do not enter or allow others to enter until sprays have dried.

Do not enter or allow others to enter until vapors, mists, and aerosols have dispersed, and the treated area has been thoroughly ventilated.

When used in dairy barns or facilities: Close milk bulk tank lids to prevent contamination.

Not for use in residential misting systems.

This product helps reduce annoying and troublesome listed outdoor insects. Do not spray animals. People and pets should not be allowed in treated areas until spray has dried.

  • Apply insecticide when insects first appear and repeat as necessary but not more frequently than every 3 days. This product kills most troublesome listed outdoor insects, which destroy lawns, gardens, and are an annoyance on patios and at picnics.

HOSE END SPRAYER: Easy to Use. For Application to Lawns, Outdoor Ornamentals, Outside Surfaces of Buildings, and Other Outdoor Residential Areas. Snap off tab on top of sprayer before first use.

  1. Make sure knob Control lever is in the OFF position. Shake well and attach to hose.
  2. Turn water on at faucet, aim nozzle toward lawn and turn knob Control lever to ON to begin spraying.
  3. When finished, turn Control lever to OFF position. Turn faucet to OFF position. Discharge residual water pressure by turning ON and OFF again. Disconnect sprayer from hose. Store out of reach of children.

Barrier Spray For Nuisance Pests: Such as Ants, Boxelder Bugs, Clover mites, Cluster flies,Crickets, Earwigs, Fleas, Flying moths, Gnats, House flies, Millipedes, Mosquitoes, Sowbugs (pillbugs), Spiders, Tent caterpillars, Ticks (Brown dog, Deer, Lone Star).

General Directions: Use 32 fl. oz. to treat 1,900 linear feet with a 6-inch spray band. For use on lawns: 32 fl. oz. treats up to 5,300 square feet.



Arizona Cypress, Azalea, Birch, Non-Bearing Citrus, Conifers, Elm, English Ivy, Euonymus, Weeping Fig, Fir, Honeysuckle, Lilac, Mock-Orange, Oak, Palm, Philodendron, Pine, Poinsettia, Tulip, Poplar, Rhododendron, Taxus

PESTS:  Aphids, Bagworms, Cicadas, Exposed thrips, Fall cankerworms, Inchworms, Leafminers, Mealybugs, Spider mites, Whiteflies. Fall webworms on Cherry and Honeysuckle, Budworms on Conifer, Elm leaf beetles, Elm spanworms and Fall webworms on Elms, Tussock moths on Douglas and Grand Firs, Citrus black flies on Non-Bearing Citrus, Oakworms on Oaks, Pine beetles, Pine moths, Pine needleminers, and Needle scales on Pines.

HOW TO USE: Apply as a thorough spray, wetting leaves and branches but do not let runoff occur. Try to penetrate dense foliage. Spray in the late afternoon or evening, when the temperature ranges from 50 to 75˚F and when there is little or no wind. Spray at the first sign of insects. Repeat as necessary; use intervals of 4-8 days.


Ageratum, Aster, Azalea, Begonia, Coleus, Common Ninebark and Snowberry, Exacum, Gladiolus, Gold Bells, Hypoestes, Ivy, Lilac, Marigold, Mock-Orange, Nannyberry, Orchid, Pansy, Pea Shrub, Petunia, Poinsettia, Rhododendron, Rose, Snapdragon, Zinnia.

PESTS: Aphids, Bagworms, Cicadas, Exposed thrips, Fall cankerworms, Fall webworms, Inchworms, Leafminers, Leafrollers, Mealybugs, Spider mites and Whiteflies.

HOW TO USE: Apply as a thorough spray, wetting the plants thoroughly, but do not let runoff occur. Try to hit underside of leaves and penetrate dense foliage. Spray in the later afternoon or evening, when the temperature ranges from 50 to 75˚F and when there is little or no wind. Spray at the first sign of insects. To maintain effectiveness; spray as reinfestation occurs but use intervals of 4-8 days.


Kentucky bluegrass, Bent, Bermuda, Bluegrass, Dichondra, Fescue, Irish moss, Merion and St. Augustine

PESTS: Ants, Armyworms, Brown dog ticks, Chinch bugs, Crickets, Cutworms, Deer ticks, Fleas, Grasshoppers, Japanese beetle grubs, Mole crickets and Sod webworms.

HOW TO USE: Thoroughly wet down grass a few hours before applying. Home lawns should be no taller than 3 inches at time of application. Slightly more water may be used as long as the amount of product per area is as listed below. For heavy infestations, repeat application after 2 weeks. For listed insects 32 fl. oz. treats 5,300 sq. ft.

Precautionary Statement



Harmful if absorbed through skin. Avoid contact with skin, eyes or clothing. Wash thoroughly with soap and water after handling and before eating, drinking, chewing gum, or using tobacco. Remove and wash contaminated clothing before reuse.

This pesticide is extremely toxic to aquatic organisms, including fish and invertebrates. To protect the environment, do not allow pesticide to enter or run off into storm drains, drainage ditches, gutters or surface waters. Applying this product in calm weather when rain is not predicted for the next 24 hours will help to ensure that wind or rain does not blow or wash pesticide off the treatment area. Rinsing application equipment over the treated area will help avoid runoff to water bodies or drainage systems. This pesticide is highly toxic to bees exposed to direct treatment on blooming crops or weeds. Do not apply this product or allow it to drift to blooming crops or weeds while bees are actively visiting the treatment area.

Do not apply this product around electrical equipment due to possible shock hazard.

Click here for the Safety Data Sheet (SDS)

First Aid


Take off contaminated clothing. Rinse skin immediately with plenty of water for 15-20 minutes. Call a poison control center or doctor for treatment advice.

Immediately call a poison control center or doctor. Do not induce vomiting unless told to do so by a poison control center or doctor. Do not give any liquid to the person. Do not give anything by mouth to an unconscious person.

Have the product container or label with you when calling a poison control center or doctor, or going for treatment. For information regarding medical emergencies or pesticide incidents, call 1-888-740-8712.