General Information


Carefully read and understand the Directions for Use and restrictions before applying the product.

Do not apply the product in any 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.

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 allow children or pets on treated surfaces until spray has dried.

Do not apply by air.

Do not water the treated area to the point of run-off.

Do not make applications during rain.

Do not apply through any type of irrigation system.

Application is prohibited directly into sewers or drains, or to any area like a gutter where drainage to sewers, storm drains, water bodies, or aquatic habitat can occur. Do not allow the product to enter any drain during or after application.

Do not apply within a 25 foot radius of the following: Lakes, reservoirs, rivers, permanent streams, marshes or natural ponds, estuaries, and commercial fish farm ponds.

Do not apply on the following: Commercial nurseries, commercial greenhouses and grass grown for seed.


ALOFT GC SC is a long lasting contact and systemic insecticide for control of listed insects infesting turfgrass and ornamentals in landscapes and surrounding areas. ALOFT GC SC can be used around residences, business complexes, industrial complexes, airports, playgrounds, school yards, parks and recreation areas, athletic fields, golf courses, cemeteries, and arboretums. ALOFT GC SC can be used on commercial sod farms.


ALOFT GC SC contains two active ingredients with different modes of action and provides a recognized built in insecticide resistance management strategy to minimize the development of insecticide resistance in insect pests. The active ingredients in ALOFT GC SC are clothianidin, a Group 4A insecticide, and bifenthrin, a Group 3 insecticide. Insect biotypes with acquired resistance to Group 4A or Group 3 insecticides may eventually dominate the insect population if Group 4A or Group 3 insecticides are used alone or repeatedly in the same site or in successive years as the primary method of control for targeted species.

To delay insecticide resistance in insects that are at risk of developing resistance to insecticides consider:

- Avoid the consecutive use of the same insecticides on the same insect species.

- Use tank-mixtures or pre-mixes of insecticides from a different target site of action.

- Base insecticide use on a comprehensive IPM program.

- Monitor treated insect populations for loss of field efficacy.

- Contact your State Agricultural Experiment Station, State Extension Specialists, other turf experts and/or Arysta LifeScience North America LLC for insecticide resistance management and/or IPM recommendations for the specific site and resistant pest problems.

- For further information or to report suspected resistance, you may contact Arysta LifeScience North America LLC at 1-866-761-9397.

Limitations, Restrictions, and Exceptions


ALOFT GC SC can be used for systemic control of listed insects with an application to trees in landscapes adjacent to turf areas. ALOFT GC SC contains clothianidin which is systemic and will be translocated throughout the tree. Treat the area over the root root zone of the trees or apply the insecticide in the “root well” of the plant.

Apply the insecticide in enough water to get uniform coverage and water in after application. ALOFT GC SC is a systemic product and will be translocated upward into the plant system from root uptake. It must be placed in an area where the roots can absorb the active ingredient. It may take 2–4 weeks for the active ingredient to move from the root zone to the areas of the trees affected. If insect pests are already present and causing damage, consider making a foliar application and then following up with a drench application.

For ornamental trees and shrubs adjacent to turf areas, use 0.06–0.12 fl oz ALOFT GC SC per inch of cumulative trunk diameter (DBH) of the plant(s). For hedges six feet or less in height use 0.6 fl oz ALOFT GC SC per 100 linear feet of hedge. For hedges greater than six feet in height use an additional 0.15 fl oz per 100 linear feet of hedge for each foot of hedge height over six feet. Before application remove any plastic or other barriers that may prevent the insecticide from reaching the root zone of the plants.

Restriction: For outdoor ornamentals, broadcast applications cannot exceed a total of 23.3 fl oz ALOFT GC SC per acre per year.


- Black Vine Weevil (Adults), Japanese Beetles (Adults).

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