General Information


Do not apply this product in a way that will contact workers or other persons, either directly or through drift. Only protected handlers may be in the area during application. For any requirements specific to your State or tribe, consult the agency responsible for pesticide regulation.


Tolerances established under the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act permit the sale of labeled crops bearing probable carbaryl residues when this product is used in accordance with the label directions. If used as directed, treated forage may be grazed or used as feed for dairy and meat animals without causing illegal residues in meat or milk. Do not apply at greater rates or at more frequent intervals than stated on the label. To do so may result in illegal residues in crops, meat, and milk.

Do not use reclaimed irrigation water from crops treated with carbaryl on crops for which carbaryl tolerances are not established.


Application to wet foliage or during periods of high humidity may cause injury to tender foliage.

Do not use on Boston ivy, Virginia creeper and maidenhair fern as injury may result. Carbaryl may also injure Virginia and sand pines.

The use of adjuvants may increase the potential for crop injury to sensitive crops.

Carefully observe label instructions for apple thinning to avoid excessive thinning. Refer to specific directions for appropriate crop.


Sevin SL brand Carbaryl Insecticide is a suspension of microfine Sevin brand carbaryl insecticide in an aqueous medium. It readily disperses in water to form a spray which may be applied with a variety of mechanical or hand-operated application equipment.

On all crops use sufficient gallonage to obtain thorough and uniform coverage. Observe crop label instructions for specific directions regarding spray volume where they occur. Calibrate spray equipment to deliver the required volume. If you should have questions about calibration, you should contact State Extension Service specialists, equipment manufacturers or other experts.

NOTE: When treatment with Sevin SL has been completed, further irrigation over the treated area should be avoided for 24 to 48 hours to prevent washing the chemical off the crop.


Calibrate and adjust application equipment to insure proper rate and accurate placement. To clean spray system after use, drain and flush with a water and detergent mixture. Rinse thoroughly with clean water. Refer to the Storage and Disposal section for disposal instructions.

NOTE: Staining may occur on certain surfaces such as stucco, brick, cinder block, wood, fabrics, and carpet. Spray deposits on painted or stained surfaces or finishes (i.e., cars, houses, trailers, boats, etc.) should be immediately removed by washing to prevent discoloration. Avoid applications to surfaces where visible spray residues are objectionable. Staining of fabrics and carpet may be permanent.

Please refer to the label for Sprinkler Irrigation information Application.

Begin application when insect populations reach recognized economic threshold levels. Consult the Cooperative Extension Service, Consultants, or other qualified authorities to determine appropriate threshold levels for treatment and specific use information in your area. Where a dosage range is indicated, use the lower rate on light to moderate infestations, young plants and early instars and use the higher rate on heavy infestations, mature plants, advanced instars and adults. Thorough and uniform spray coverage is essential for effective product performance.

Limitations, Restrictions, and Exceptions

On all tree fruit crops, apply in sufficient volume for adequate coverage. This will vary depending on the pest and its severity, the tree condition, size, and density.

Not for use on trees intended for resale of produce or other commercial use. Not for use on trees covering areas greater than 1,000 ft2.


- For scale, apply when crawlers are present.
- For best results on Eriophyid mites, including citrus rust mite, apply when pest populations are low.

- Do not apply within 5 days of harvest.
- All Other States: REI = 12 hours. Do not apply more than 5 quarts per acre per application. Do not apply more than a total of 20 quarts per acre per crop per year (20 pounds active ingredient per acre per crop per year).
- BEE CAUTION: Do not apply this product to target crops or weeds in bloom. Mowing weeds or cover crop bloom prior to applying this product will reduce hazard to bees. Not for use on trees intended for resale of produce or other commercial use. Not for use on trees covering areas greater than 1,000 ft2

Pre-Harvest Interval

5 days

Restricted Entry Interval

12 hours