Lindane, Pine Bark Beetle Spray,
Flat-Headed Borer Spray
Lindane is no longer available. Use professional strength Permethrin (36% or higher).
Lindane is by far the best insecticide available for the control of any type of wood boring beetle in live trees. These beetles include the southern pine beetle, pine bark beetle, turpentine beetle, flat headed borer, dogwood borer and the Peachtree borer. If you have wood boring beetles in any type of tree or shrub, use Lindane. The results with Lindane will be far superior than if you used sprays containing Permethrin or Dursban.
Lindane is also very effective in controlling fleas, ticks and chiggers in lawns. A pint of Lindane will make 32 gallons and covers 10,000 sq. feet of turf.
For the control of flat-headed borers, round-headed borers and Peachtree borers in fruit trees, dogwoods, poplars, etc. use Lindane at the rate of 1 tablespoonful to 1 gallon of water, soaking the bark and the base of the tree 3 times a year. Do not apply spray to fruit or foliage.
For the control of pine bark and turpentine beetles apply Lindane at the rate of 3.2 ounces of Lindane per gallon of water. Wet trunks thoroughly to runoff to a height of 6 feet. Apply at the first sign of damage to the tree or neighboring trees and apply again within 6 months.
Lindane was placed on the restricted use list by the EPA in 1999. If you can find Lindane locally, buy it now before it disappears.