How Does Sevin Control Insects?

Sevin Concentrate Bug Killer controls insects by acting in two ways, referred to by the manufacturer as dual mode: It kills insects both on contact and when ingested. The active ingredient in this insecticide is cabaryl.

Sevin Concentrate Bug Killer is manufactured by the Gardentech company. It is a broad spectrum insecticide that kills over 100 species of pests. As of 2015, the product is available for purchase in dust, granular, ready-to-use and ready-to-spray forms. Sevin insecticide is nonsystemic and causes no harm to plants.

This product is intended for outdoor use only; however, indoor plants may be taken outdoors and treated for pests. Allow plants to dry before returning them indoors. This insecticide is not intended for use on humans, animals, man-made surfaces or within vehicles or homes. When spraying Sevin, allow the product to dry before permitting humans or pets to roam into treated areas. Follow all safety precautions listed on product labels.

The best time to use Sevin is during plants' growing season. It should not be mixed with fertilizers or fungicides. Sevin should not be used in temperatures below 55 degrees Fahrenheit or above 85 degrees Fahrenheit. Store the product in its original packaging and away from heat sources.