The following is information on Provaunt insecticide, one of the new low risk materials that is on the market for use in landscape, nurseries, and turf.
Provaunt, containing the active ingredients Indoxacarb, is a low risk pesticide for use in landscape and turf areas. This is also another product from Dupont Company. It controls caterpillars such as gypsy moth, bagworms, webworms, and yellowneck caterpillars. This material is not systemic. If applied for caterpillar control it is suggested that it be applied to early life stages of caterpillars.
It also is labeled for control of potato leafhopper. For foliar applications the label rate is 1.25 – 2 oz/100 gallons of water.
In turf areas it controls several species of cutworms, armyworms, sodwebworms and grasshoppers. For turfgrass it is used at very low rates of 2- 4 ounces of product per acre.
Information from Stanton Gill, Extension Specialist, Central Maryland Research and Education Center, University of Maryland Cooperative Extension